Igoe Named Frontier Conference Player of the Year
Warriors Place Three on All-Conference First-Team
Yoshimura Named Frontier Conference Coach of the Year
Lewiston, ID-The Lewis-Clark State College Warrior volleyball team’s honors are starting to roll in with the announcement of the All-Frontier Conference teams, Monday, November 12th.
Senior outside hitter Angela Igoe (Firth, ID/Firth HS) was
named Frontier Conference Player of the Year, the second Warrior to receive the
honor. Joy Dunn was named conference player of the year in 1999.
Kip Yoshimura, the head coach of the Lewis-Clark State College volleyball team, was named Frontier Conference Coach of the Year Monday, November 12th.
Yoshimura guided the 11th-ranked Warriors to a first place finish in the conference, going 13-1 in league play and 26-3 overall. This is Yoshimura’s second Coach of the Year Award in three years from the Frontier Conference. He is a three-time Pacific Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honoree and has been named Pacific Northwest Region Coach of the Year five times.
In eight seasons at the helm of the Warriors, Yoshimura has posted a 250-70 record for a .781 winning percentage. Yoshimura holds the best winning percentage amongst active NAIA coaches, besting Dennis Janzen of Fresno Pacific (.770).
Joining Igoe on the first-team from Lewis-Clark State are senior middle blocker Amber Weatherspoon (Athena, OR/Weston-McEwen HS) and freshman setter Jennifer Covelli (Edmonton, Alberta/Salisbury Composite HS). Weatherspoon was named second-team All-Conference in each of the past two seasons. Other members are: Michelle Bisch, Carroll College; Tiffani Bauer, Rocky Mountain College; and, Katie Ryan, University of Montana-Western. Bauer and Covelli are the only freshman on the first-team.
There are two Warriors that are Honorable Mention All-Conference. Sophomore outside hitter Amanda Page (Albany, OR/South Albany HS) and sophomore middle blocker Amy Flaig (Missoula, MT/Sentinel HS) were selected. Flaig was named to the All-Freshman Team last year.
Selected to the All-Freshman team this year was Warrior setter Jennifer Covelli. Her 1,253 assists in one season is eighth-best in school history. Jennifer only needs 24 assists to move into seventh place.
Also released today, Igoe earned Verizon Academic
All-District VIII honors. She now is in consideration for Verizon Academic
All-America College Division which encompasses NCAA Division II, III, and NAIA