CCU’s Hardeman, Forman top list of six All-BSC picks

ccuvolley-10Leah Hardeman was named the Big South Volleyball Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, Joszef Forman was tabbed Coach of the Year and a total of six Chanticleer student-athletes were named All-Big South as the conference released its annual award-winners on Tuesday.

Hardeman was additionally named a first team all-conference selection for the second straight year, as was senior middle blocker Eszter Nagy. The two become the first Chants to repeat as first team members since Kindra Bailey was voted to the list in 2012-13, and it is just the second time in program history that a pair of Chants was voted first team in consecutive years (Katherine Jensen-Spencer/Jennifer Hampton, 2004-05)

Lian Bernett and Annayka Legros were voted second team All-Big South, while Natasa Savovic and Sara Boothe were tabbed honorable mention all-conference. Boothe was additionally voted to the all-freshman team.

Hardeman, a sophomore outside hitter from Clarkston, Ga., becomes the first Chanticleer in program history to win multiple Player of the Year awards after taking Player and Freshman of the Year honors in 2014. She is also just the third player in Big South history to win the award in consecutive years, and first since Radford’s Katie Sherwood in 2000-01.

Hardeman leads the Big South in both kills and points per set this season, and ranks in the top 10 in hitting percentage. She leads the Chants with 10 double-doubles, and has tallied double figure kills in all but nine of Coastal’s matches this season, despite only six of them lasting longer than three sets.

Nagy currently ranks fifth among all NCAA Division I players and leads the Big South with a .438 hitting percentage, which sets a conference single-season record (25 point scoring, 2008-present). The senior has hit over .400 in 17 matches this season, leads the Chants in blocks per set and is second on the team in kills per set. Nagy was named a Big South Player of the Week on Sept. 28.

Bernett is a second team all-conference selection for the second time in her career, having earned the honor as a redshirt sophomore in 2013. Earlier this year she became just the second Chanticleer in program history to reach 1,000 kills, 1,000 digs and 100 service aces for her career. This season, Bernett has recorded three double-doubles while registering double figure kills in six matches. She is an asset on all areas of the court, averaging over two kills, three digs and one assist per set against conference opponents.

Legros is earning her first all-conference selection after a breakout season as a junior. The Kennesaw, Ga., native currently ranks 81st in the nation and fifth in the Big South with a .352 hitting percentage. She closely follows Nagy in both total blocks and blocks per set, ranking second on the team in both categories. Her play improved dramatically against conference opponents as she led the team hitting and finished second in kills per set.

Savovic, a junior transfer from College of Southern Idaho, proved to be top producer in her first season as a Chanticleer. She reached double figure kills in six matches, and digs in five, while ranking in the top four on the team in kills per set, hitting percentage and points. She is also seventh in the Big South averaging 0.31 aces per set.

Boothe took over primary setting duties early in the year as a freshman, setting a Coastal team that leads the Big South in assists, kills and hitting percentage. The Lincoln, Neb., native closed the regular season ranked fifth in the conference in assists per set. She has recorded three double-doubles on the season, surpassed 40 assists in two three-set matches and has topped 30 assists in nine others.

Forman led the first Coastal team in program history to finish the Big South regular season schedule with a perfect 14-0 record. The 2015 Chants were just the ninth conference team overall to accomplish the feat, fifth since the Big South switched to a 14-game format in 1999 and first since Winthrop in 2006. Additionally, Coastal’s overall winning percentage of .846 (22-4) is the best regular season finish in school history, while the Chants current 15-match winning streak is also a program record.

The Big South regular season champions enter the conference tournament this weekend as the No. 1 seed for the fifth time in program history. The Chants hold a 3-1 all-time record playing as the top seed. Coastal will face No. 8 Charleston Southern in the opening match of the tournament at noon on Thursday. The Chants have won their previous two meetings against the Bucs this season in straight sets, and are 7-3 all-time against CSU in Big South tournament matches.

Photo courtesy of Big South Conference

Comments

comments

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponed

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponedThe Conway High boys and girls basketball teams swept visiting [more]

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CF

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CFChristian Academy of Myrtle Beach junior Michael Green reached another [more]

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off Socastee

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off SocasteeThe Carolina Forest High girls basketball team broke up a [more]

Coastal adds Michigan OL transfer to recruiting class

Coastal adds Michigan OL transfer to recruiting classCoastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia announced Sean Fitzgerald, [more]

Earnhardt clears air about interest in buying Panthers

Earnhardt clears air about interest in buying PanthersRetired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he is interested [more]

CCU's Ruiz picked to play in Latin America Amateur

CCU's Ruiz picked to play in Latin America AmateurCoastal Carolina junior golfer Luis Ruiz has been selected to [more]

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger Invitational

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger InvitationalThe Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 37 swimmers to compete [more]

MB grad Sessions waived during 11th NBA season

MB grad Sessions waived during 11th NBA seasonFor the first time since his high school days at [more]

Horry/Georgetown Invite: CF, NMB, MB finish 1-2-3

Horry/Georgetown Invite: CF, NMB, MB finish 1-2-3The Carolina Forest High wrestling team captured the bi-county championship [more]

Battle at the Beach: MB makes it rain 3s; CA falls

Battle at the Beach: MB makes it rain 3s; CA fallsOn Friday night, a leaky roof forced the Myrtle Beach [more]

CCU Hoops: Coastal splits with visiting Georgia State

CCU Hoops: Coastal splits with visiting Georgia StateArtur Labinowicz scored a career, team and game-high 32 points, [more]

Hoops: Chiefs, Tigers use last-second shots for wins

Hoops: Chiefs, Tigers use last-second shots for winsNorth Myrtle Beach High's Cooper Chandler picked the right time [more]

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, field

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, fieldThe annual Myrtle Beach Winter Bump Volleyball Classic, hosted by [more]

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year award

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year awardSt. James High junior Smith Knaffle may need to add [more]

CCU Hoops: Chants split Sun Belt twinbill with GSU

CCU Hoops: Chants split Sun Belt twinbill with GSUJaylen Shaw moved into 13th place on the Coastal Carolina [more]

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls cruise past St. James

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls cruise past St. JamesThe North Myrtle Beach boys and girls basketball teams swept [more]

Wrestling: Locals earn top rankings; Chiefs take two

Wrestling: Locals earn top rankings; Chiefs take twoThe latest rankings were released Tuesday for SCHSL wrestling, but [more]

Boys Hoops: Socastee, Conway win region debuts

Boys Hoops: Socastee, Conway win region debutsThe Socastee High boys basketball team won a thrilling Region [more]

Girls Hoops: Seahawks knock off No. 1 Wilson

Girls Hoops: Seahawks knock off No. 1 WilsonThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team saw region rival [more]

CCU student-athletes post top semester in classroom

CCU student-athletes post top semester in classroom A record 264 Coastal Carolina student-athletes posted at least a [more]

Riptides make successful plunge at Polar Bear meet

Riptides make successful plunge at Polar Bear meetRiptides Racing's swimmers braved the cold weather and icy roads [more]

Local teams break ice with region rivals, reschedules

Local teams break ice with region rivals, reschedulesThe new year is only one week old and already [more]

Panthers suffer tough loss to Saints, face uncertainty

Panthers suffer tough loss to Saints, face uncertaintyThe Carolina Panthers' season ended in a heap atop sacked [more]

Ragin' Cajuns sweep CCU in Sun Belt doubleheader

Ragin' Cajuns sweep CCU in Sun Belt doubleheaderCoastal Carolina faced the top men’s basketball team in the [more]

Moglia announces return to role as CCU head coach

Moglia announces return to role as CCU head coachCoastal Carolina’s Joe Moglia announced he has been medically cleared [more]

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponed

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponedThe Conway High boys and girls basketball teams swept visiting [more]

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CF

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CFChristian Academy of Myrtle Beach junior Michael Green reached another [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach