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Volleyball’s Wright Becomes Third CACC Rookie of the Year in Program History; First All-CACC Selection Since 2013

Volleyball’s Wright Becomes Third CACC Rookie of the Year in Program History; First All-CACC Selection Since 2013

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In addition to being voted the third Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Volleyball Rookie of the Year in program history, University of the Sciences' Tori Wright was also selected to the All-CACC Second team on Tuesday, becoming the first Devil to receive All-CACC honors since 2013.

The freshman joins Claire Taushek (2005) and Christine Puschak (2007) as the only Devils to receive the prestigious honor and is the first All-CACC selection since Amanda DeAngelo earned Second Team honors six years ago.

Wright helped lead USciences to one its most successful campaigns in recent years, as the Devils' 12 overall wins and nine CACC victories were both its most since 2013.

She leads the CACC and currently ranks fourth in all of NCAA Division II at .58 service aces per set, while also ranking fourth in the league with 4.0 points per set and fifth with 3.32 kills per set.

Wright has been even better in CACC play, where she leads all players with .70 service aces per set, 51 service aces and 239 points, is second at 4.5 points per set, third at 3.74 kills per set and fourth with 273 total kills.

Once she entered the starting lineup in the eighth match of the season, she recorded at least nine kills in 19-of-22 matches and also totaled 11 double-doubles, as she finished the year ranked fourth on the team with 2.25 digs per set.

Wright ends the year all over the program's single-season record book as her 57 service aces are now sixth all-time, while her 329 kills and 3.32 kills per set both rank eighth, and her .58 service aces per set are 10th.

The King of Prussia, Pa. native broke the program record for kills in a three-set match (25-point era) with 18 in a sweep of Goldey-Beacom on Nov. 5. She also fell one kill shy of the single-match record for kills in a four-set match with 21, as well as two kills shy of the single-match record for kills in a five-set match with 27. Twice she also had six service aces in a four-set match, just one shy of the program's single-match record.