NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 11/10/2009 - The Union University volleyball put five players on the TranSouth All-Conference honors that were announced at the 2009 TranSouth Volleyball Tournament. Marcela Madeira, Katie Adams and Heather Lieberman were named first team all-conference performers, while Anna Sims and Kelsey Duling earned second team honors.
Madeira, a 5-foot-10 junior from Brazil, leads Union with 418 kills and a .312 hitting percentage. She also currently has 25 aces, 447 digs and 49 blocks.
Adams, a 5-foot-8 senior from Orange, Calif., is Union’s lone senior, leading the way with 1,353 assists. She has also accumulated a team-high 43 aces and has 293 digs. This is the second straight season for Adams to be named to the all-conference team.
Lieberman, a 5-foot-8 junior from Rochester, N.Y., has 417 kills and a .244 hitting percentage. She has 38 aces and 418 digs. This is Lieberman’s first all-conference honor at Union, but was named to the 2008 TranSouth all-tournament team.
Sims, a 5-foot-11 sophomore from Trussville, Ala., has 285 kills and a .290 hitting percentage. She has a team high 157 blocks. This also marks the second straight all-conference honor for Sims.
Duling, a 5-foot-7 junior from Pasadena, Calif., is makes an appearance on the all-conference team in her first season with the Lady Bulldogs. Duling had 354 kills and a .202 hitting percentage. She has also accumulated 33 aces, a team high 454 digs and 31 blocks.
Union is currently playing in the TranSouth Conference Tournament as a No. 4 seed. Union entered the tournament with a 26-8 record overall and a 9-5 league record.
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