Kelly, Napoleon Named USCAA Volleyball All-Americans

Penn State Brandywine volleyball all-Americans Nicolette Napoleon and Lauren Kelly
Penn State Brandywine volleyball all-Americans Nicolette Napoleon and Lauren Kelly

MEDIA, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine sophomore Lauren Kelly (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East) and senior Nicolette Napoleon (Springfield, Pa./Penn Charter) were both selected as honorable mention all-Americans by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association recently.

Napoleon, who was also named Penn State University Athletic Conference East Division Player of the Year and First Team All-PSUAC, had a standout senior season, setting career highs in kills, aces and digs.

Napoleon produced 243 kills to lead the team and rank 11th in the USCAA, while tying for second on the team with 245 digs. She was also fourth in the USCAA with 72 service aces.

In 32 matches, Napoleon reached double figures in kills eight times, including five of the Lions' final six matches. She also collected 10 or more digs on 12 occasions with her season-high of 18 digs coming in early October.

Napoleon concluded her 101-match career with 535 kills, 394 digs and 148 aces.

Kelly averaged 2.33 kills per set, the top mark on the team, and was second with 168 total kills despite missing 10 matches throughout the season due to injury. She set down 10 kills five times, including a 10-kill, 15-dig performance against Penn State Beaver in the PSUAC Tournament.

Kelly was also 18th in the USCAA after averaging more than three digs per set. She totaled 234 digs, along with 28 aces, 24 assists and nine blocks.

In 53 career matches, Kelly has recorded 399 digs and 312 kills.

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