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Eight Saints Named All-ACAA; Spinney Named Coach of the Year

Eight Saints Named All-ACAA; Spinney Named Coach of the Year

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The ACAA announced the All-ACAA Volleyball Team today, Nov. 5, 2018. The No. 7-ranked Thomas More University women's volleyball had eight members of the team be named All-ACAA as well as Head Coach John Spinney as Coach of the Year. Joining Spinney on the All-ACAA Team is Emily Mohs, Jenna Fessler, Jenna Mummert, Madison Krumpelman, Carlee Lambert, Julia Popova, Alli Borders, and Jessica Ginn.

Mohs, a first-year from Cincinnati, Ohio and Seton High School was named ACAA Player of the Year, ACAA Freshman of the Year, and All-ACAA First-Team. Mohs has recorded 51 digs, 72 blocks, four assists, and the team high of 414 kills. She has been named ACAA Player of the Week twice this season, once in September and the other in late October. Mohs was also named AVCA Player of the Week after the team defeated No. 1 Calvin and recorded 36 kills in the match.

Fessler, a senior from Fort Mitchell, Ky. and Beechwood High School was named ACAA Setter of the Year and All-ACAA First Team. Fessler has recorded 67 kills, 46 service aces, 34 blocks, 243 digs, and leads the team with 1,136 assists. She has been named ACAA Player of the Week twice this season, once in September and the other in October.

Mummert, a junior from Batavia, Ohio and Clermont Northeastern High School, was named to the All-ACAA First Team. Mummert has recorded 354 kills, along with nine assists, 79 digs, 95 blocks, and 33 service aces. She was named ACAA Player of the Week twice this season, once back in September after the Bluffton Tournament and the other in late October.

Krumpelman, a junior from Crestview Hills, Ky. and Holy Cross High School was named to the All-ACAA Second Team. Krumpelman has recorded 270 kills, 23 assists, 274 digs, 38 service aces, and 29 blocks this season.  She was named ACAA Player of the Week back in September after the Bluffton Tournament.

Lambert, a sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio and McAuley High School was named an ACAA Honorable Mention. Lambert has recorded 208 kills, along with three assists, 38 digs, and 36 blocks so far this season.

Popova, a first-year from Sofia, Bulgaria and Beechwood High School was also named an ACAA Honorable Mention. Popova has recorded 202 kills, along with two assists, 16 digs, 79 blocks, and two service aces. She was named ACAA Player of the Week back in September after the Bluffton Tournament.

Borders, a junior from Florence, Ky. and Boone County High School, was also named an ACAA Honorable Menton. Borders has recorded 84 kills, along with one service aces, 60 assists, 68 digs, and 34 blocks this season.

Ginn, a sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio and Seton High School was named the ACAA Defensive Player of the Year. Ginn has recorded three kills, one block, 52 assists, 27 service aces, and leads the team with 619 digs. She was named ACAA Player of the Week back in September after the Bluffton Tournament.

Spinney, who is in his 14th overall season, and 11th in his current stint with the Saints, has been named ACAA Coach of the Year. He has taken his team to a 31-3 overall record so far this season, defeating five nationally ranked teams. The highlight of the season so far has been taking down the No. 1-ranked Calvin earlier this season. He has led the team from being ranked to No. 23 at the beginning of the season to a season best No. 5-ranked. The Saints currently sit at No. 7 in the nation. His team recently won the ACAA Tournament Championship on Sunday, November 4, 2018.