ADRIAN, Mich.--The Adrian College women's volleyball team celebrated the 2015 season at the annual banquet on Saturday. Head coach David Kwan and Assistant Coach Nick Mackall handed out the team awards of Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved and the Coach's award as well as letters for the entire team.
Senior Jordan Brisson was named as the team Offensive Player of the Year. She was also awarded with her All-MIAA first team plaque during the proceedings. Brisson finished her career as the Adrian College all-time leader in total attacks (3,497) and third all-time in kills (1,083).
Junior Cassadine Reed and sophomore Haley Mellon were both given the honor of Defensive Players of the Year. Reed led the team in total blocks and finished fourth overall in the conference. She was also 33rd in NCAA DIII for blocks per set (1.08), she finished 1st in the MIAA. Mellon was a consistent contributor in a Bulldog defense that was one of the best in the conference. She led the team in digs per set (3.55) and finished third in total digs (277).
Seniors Rachel Wathen and Nicole Motz along with junior Jessica Walters were all given the coach's award. This award goes to the athletes that drive the culture of the team through leadership and providing an example of what it means to be a Bulldog. Wathen and Motz were two vocal leaders for the team and were responsible for driving their teammates to success that directly reflected into the overall success of the team. Walters was the purest example of what it means to be a Bulldog.
Like Brisson, freshman Olivia Welch was also awarded her plaque for being named to the All-MIAA second team. Welch received this award for her stand out year, leading Adrian in kills with 269, she finished in the top 15 in the conference. She also finished 10th in the conference in digs.
The program was concluded with the awarding of letters for all members of the team and a short season highlight video. The banquet was the cap on a very successful 2015 campaign that saw the team finish third in the MIAA and make an appearance in the conference tournament losing in the semi-finals to Hope.