Nov. 21, 2013
DURHAM, N.H - Providence College volleyball freshmen Michelle Cruz (Midland Park, N.J.) and Kayla Fitzgerald (Redlands Calif.) were named to the America East All-Rookie team, it was announced by the conference at the championship banquet held at the University of New Hampshire on Thursday, Nov. 21.
Cruz, who earned two America East Rookie of the Week awards (Sept. 3 and Sept. 9), led the Friars in digs with 520 on the year (4.73 per set) and 44 service aces (.40 per set). The defensive specialist finished the season ranked in the top ten in conference statistics, finishing second in digs and third in service aces.
Fitzgerald also earned two Rookie of the Week awards (Sept. 30 and Oct. 7). The outside hitter led the Friars in kills and finished the year ranked eighth in the conference with 290 on the season (2.71 per set).
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America East All-RookieTeam
Pos. Name School Hometown/High School/Previous School
MB, Amanda Dolan Albany Manhattan, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central
S, Mikala McCauley Albany Stanfordville, N.Y./Stissing Mountain
OH, Allison Hovie Binghamton Neenah, Wis./Neenah
OH, Corinne Horanzy Hartford Southington, Conn./Southington
MB, Demi Muses New Hampshire Orangevale, Calif./Casa Roble
DS, Michelle Cruz Providence Midland Park, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy
OH/RS, Kayla Fitzgerald Providence Redlands. Calif./Redlands East Valley