Barton women’s volleyball duo earns 2019 All-Conference Carolinas honors

Barton junior Kaytlin Elkins and freshman Allison Gambill both earned 2019 All-Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball accolades.  Photo by Matt Proseus
Barton junior Kaytlin Elkins and freshman Allison Gambill both earned 2019 All-Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball accolades. Photo by Matt Proseus

BELMONT, N.C. – Barton College's Kaytlin Elkins (Hope Mills, N.C.) and Allison Gambill (Hickory, N.C.) have both earned 2019 All-Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball accolades.

Elkins was named to the all-league first team for the third consecutive year while Gambill garnered all-conference second-team accolades and was named the 2019 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year.

Elkins led the team in kills (326) and ranks first in the conference in kills per set (4.13) in addition to 225 digs and 29 service aces.  After three seasons, Elkins ranks fourth all-time on school's career kill list with 1,310.  Elkins also was named the league player of the week twice this year (Monday, September 16, and Monday, September 23).

Gambill ranked second on the team in kills (310) and digs (277) and tallied 14 double-doubles on the season.  Gambill was named the conference player of the week on Monday, October 14.  Gambill is the second Bulldog to earn league freshman-of-the-year accolades (Kaytlin Elkins in 2017).

Barton finished the year with an 11-13 overall record including an 8-8 mark in Conference Carolinas play

2019 All-Conference Carolinas
Women's Volleyball Teams


FIRST TEAM
Cassidy Bonito, Setter, Belmont Abbey
Bailey Carpenter, Libero, Limestone
Vanessa Blas, Outside Hitter, Limestone
Kaytlin Elkins, Outside Hitter, Barton
Julie Ward, Outside Hitter, King
Jessica Gray, Outside Hitter, Emmanuel
Mackenzie Chrapliwy, Outside Hitter, Belmont Abbey

SECOND TEAM
Stephanie Hardy, Setter, Emmanuel
Aysha Avery, Libero, Emmanuel
Caroline Forster, Middle Blocker, North Greenville
Allison Gambill, Outside Hitter, Barton
Andie Meredith, Right Side, Belmont Abbey
Mia McKensey, Middle Blocker, Emmanuel
Tristyn Lozano, Outside Hitter, King

THIRD TEAM
Keri Ricker, Setter, King
Elizabeth Yohe, Libero, Converse
Kayley Holtzclaw, Middle Blocker, King
Brittney Ramsey, Middle Blocker, King
Brittany Tepedino, Outside Hitter, Converse
Taylor Roberts, Middle Blocker, Emmanuel
Caitlyn Smirne, Outside Hitter, Lees-McRae

Offensive Player of the Year:  Julie Ward, King
Defensive Player of the Year:  Bailey Carpenter, Limestone
Freshman of the Year:  Allison Gambill, Barton
Coach of the Year:  Toni Elyea, Belmont Abbey

Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball
Regular Season Statistical Leaders

Kills Per Set:  Kaytlin Elkins, Barton (4.13)
Kills:
  Brittany Tepedino, Converse (358)
Hitting Percentage:
  Caroline Forster, North Greenville (.346)
Blocks Per Set:
  Brittney Ramsey, King (1.24)
Blocks:
  Mia McKensey, Emmanuel (121)
Digs Per Set:
  Bailey Carpenter, Limestone (5.88)
Digs:
  Elizabeth Yohe, Converse (530)
Service Aces Per Set:
  Mackenzie Chrapliwy, Belmont Abbey (0.54)
Service Aces:
  Mackenzie Chrapliwy, Belmont Abbey (60)
Assists Per Set:
  Stephanie Hardy, Emmanuel (10.70)
Assists:
  Stephanie Hardy, Emmanuel (1,091)