November 17, 2010

5 Bulldogs Earn All-Horizon League Honors

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2010 All-Horizon League Teams

INDIANAPOLIS - Three Butler volleyball players earned All-Horizon League honors and two BU freshmen were named to the league's all-newcomer team. Jessica Wolfe, Maureen Bamiro and Katie Daprile were all named to the 14-player All-Horizon League team while Maggie Harbison and Claire Randich captured all-newcomer status.

Wolfe, a native of Plainfield, Ind., has been the Horizon League leader in kills (4.09) and points (4.58) all season. The 6-2 outside hitter has eight outings with 20 or more kills and 14 double-doubles. Wolfe, who was an AVCA honorable mention All-American last year, has been selected as the league's offensive player of the week three times. She was also an All-Horizon League pick in 2008 and 2009 in addition to all-newcomer status as a freshman in 2007.

Bamiro, a Kalamazoo, Mich., native captures her first all-league honor after a prolific season both offensively and defensively. The middle blocker is among the league leaders in kills (9th), hitting percentage (3rd), blocks (2nd) and points (7th). She is the only player in the league to be ranked in the top 10 in four different categories. 

Daprile is an all-league selection after breaking several digs records this season. The Bargersville, Ind., native became the school's all-time digs leader back on Oct. 9, and she broke the Horizon League record on Nov. 13. She has 1,943 career digs. She will also end her career as BU's all-time leader in digs per set.

Harbison and Randich have been starters all season as freshmen, and have been impact players at the net. Harbison, a Carmel, Ind., native, is ninth in the league in aces and has been effective in blocking (0.67) and hitting (2.05). Randich, a middle blocker from Joliet, Ill., is among the league leaders in hitting percentage (.287) and also averages 0.94 blocks per set. 

The Bulldogs (19-9) finished 13-3 in Horizon League play, capturing the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming Horizon League Volleyball Championship. Butler will play the second semifinal at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 20.