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NCAC Volleyball All-Decade Teams

NCAC 30th Anniversary Volleyball All-Decade Team

Wittenberg's Jackie Williams and Sarah Yuskewich headline a list of stellar student-athletes named to the North Coast Athletic Conference's 30th Anniversary All-Decade volleyball team. Williams and Yuskewich are the only two players to win back-to-back Player of the Year awards in the last decade; Yuskewich (2003 & 04) and Williams (2007 &08).

Yuskewich {left} is still recognized as one of the top setters in NCAC history as she holds the league's career record in total assists with 6,151 and assists per game at 12.78. In addition to her career records, Yuskewich also owns the conference record for assists in a three-game match after dishing out 58 in a 3-0 victory (30-25, 33-31, 30-22) over Ohio Northern on September 24, 2004. After also being named to the NCAC 20th Anniversary All-Decade team, Yuskewich is the second volleyball player in league history to be named to a pair of all-decade squads. She is joined by former Wittenberg great Beth Green who was named to both the 10th and 20th Anniversary teams.

Williams {right}, the only four-time first-team All-NCAC selection on the All-Decade team, was one of the top hitters in the league during her four-year career. She set the NCAC's single season record for hitting percentage in the current 25-point game format in 2008 after hitting .379 (256-53/535) and is also the single season record holder for hitting percentage in the former 30-point game format with .382 hitting percentage (316-66/654) in 2007. Williams, named the NCAC Freshman of the Year in 2005, finished her career with a .370 hitting percentage (1379-298/2919), which still tops the list in Wittenberg's career record book.

The North Coast Athletic Conference is celebrating its 30th playing season by selecting All-Decade teams in nearly every championship sport. Players from the first 10 years of play were selected in 1993-94, while players who competed from 1993-2002 were named to the 20th Anniversary All-Decade team. All current head coaches were asked to vote, as were some former coaches and administrators.

In the past 10 years Wittenberg has separated itself as not only one of the league's best programs, but also one of the top programs in the nation as the Tigers won the NCAA Division III National Championship in 2011 with a 3-0 victory over Christopher Newport. Since 2003, the Tigers, under the leadership of head coach Paco Labrador, have accumulated an overall record of 323-46 and a mark of 122-2 against NCAC foes. The Tigers own nine conference championships in the past decade, winning outright titles in 2003, '04, '06, '07, '08, '09, '11 and '12 and sharing the title with Hiram in 2010. Hiram, which placed four student-athletes on the all-decade team, edged out Wittenberg for the 2005 title with an 8-0 record against league opponents.

NCAC All-Decade Volleyball Teams