MEDIA, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine senior Nicolette Napoleon (Springfield, Pa./Penn Charter) was named Penn State University Athletic Conference Volleyball East Player of the Year and earned First Team All-PSUAC honors, while freshman setter Julia Miles (Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester) claimed honorable mention all-conference honors.
Napoleon enjoyed a standout senior campaign, setting career highs in kills, aces and digs this year. One of two players to appear in all 32 matches for Brandywine, Napoleon topped the team in kills and aces and tied for second in digs.
Napoleon amassed 243 kills, averaging over 2.0 per set. That total was the highest in the PSUAC East and fifth-most overall in the league. Napoleon's 72 service aces stood second overall in the PSUAC. She produced at least five aces on six occasions this fall, tallying a career-best 11 against Penn State Scranton on Oct. 9. Napoleon also tied with teammate Sydney Stevens (Wilmington, Del./Alexis I. DuPont) for 10th in the conference in digs by registering 245. Twelve times Napoleon reached double figures in digs, including a season-high 18 against Cedar Crest on Oct. 7.
In four years at Brandywine, Napoleon competed in 101 matches for the Lions. She produced 535 kills, 394 digs and 148 aces during her career.
Miles honorable mention selection gives Brandywine an all-conference setter for the fifth-straight season. She finished the year with 480 assists, finishing fourth in the conference, while averaging 4.62 assists per set. Miles reached the 20-assist mark 10 times and dished out 30 assists three times, including a season-best 34 against Penn State Scranton in September.
Miles also collected 232 digs, the fifth-highest total on the team, 47 aces and 56 kills in 31 matches.
In addition, Stevens earned the John Fritz Sportsmanship Award from the conference. Named after former PSUAC Commissioner John Fritz, the sportsmanship award is given to one player from each team in the league who best displays the core values of the league and sportsmanship to teammates and opponents throughout the season. Stevens played in 28 matches during her freshman season, compiling 245 digs, 66 aces and 54 kills.
Brandywine finished the season 17-15 overall, reaching the PSUAC Tournament semifinals for the seventh-straight year.
December 6, 2018 Brandywine Ranked Fifth In USCAA Directors’ Cup Standings
November 15, 2018 Kelly, Napoleon Named USCAA Volleyball All-Americans
October 29, 2018 Beaver Outlasts Brandywine In Five-Set PSUAC Semifinal
October 24, 2018 Brandywine Rolls Into PSUAC Volleyball Semifinals
October 23, 2018 Brandywine Sweeps Valley Forge 3-0 In Regular-Season Finale
October 23, 2018 Volleyball Begins Title Defense Wednesday In PSUAC Quarterfinals
October 20, 2018 Brandywine Wins Two At York
October 17, 2018 Brandywine Clinches PSUAC East Division On Senior Night
October 15, 2018 Brandywine Downed 3-0 By Berks
October 13, 2018 Brandywine Continues Unbeaten Run Through PSUAC
October 11, 2018 Rutgers-Camden Downs Brandywine 3-0
October 9, 2018 USCAA Selects Napoleon As Volleyball Player Of The Week
October 9, 2018 Brandywine Eases Past Scranton 3-0
October 7, 2018 Brandywine Splits Six Dig Pink Matches
October 3, 2018 Brandywine Completes Season Sweep Of Hazleton
October 1, 2018 Brandywine Rallies From Two Sets Down To Win Home Opener
September 30, 2018 Brandywine Splits Day Two At PSUAC Crossover
September 29, 2018 Brandywine Drops Two On First Day Of PSUAC Crossover
September 26, 2018 Brandywine Volleyball Hosts Eighth-Annual Dig Pink Weekend October 6-7
September 26, 2018 Wesley Tops Brandywine In Non-Conference Matchup
September 24, 2018 Brandywine Remains Unbeaten In PSUAC Volleyball
September 22, 2018 Brandywine Drops Family Affair At Ursinus
September 19, 2018 Lions Post Third-Straight PSUAC Sweep
September 18, 2018 USCAA Names Kelly Player Of The Week; Miles Adds PSUAC Setter Of The Week
September 16, 2018 Brandywine Sweeps Past Scranton
September 13, 2018 Lions Earn First Win In PSUAC Opener
September 12, 2018 Brandywine Falls In Four At Bryn Mawr
September 8, 2018 Brandywine Drops Two At King’s Tri-Match
September 4, 2018 Lions Suffer Season-Opening Loss At Wilkes
August 31, 2018 Volleyball Starts Season-Opening 14-Game Road Trip Tuesday
July 3, 2018 Volleyball Announces 2018 Schedule