PERU – Heart of America Athletic Conference has named three Peru State volleyball players to the all-conference team.
Those earning the recognition were Nadja Janjevic, Yorgelys Jaspe and Claire Cudney.
Janjevic was named to the Heart Second Team for the second straight year while Jaspe was named to the Third Team. Cudney earned Honorable Mention recognition.
As a sophomore, Janjevic was a first team selection after earning honorable mention recognition as a freshman. Two years ago, Jaspe was named to the second team.
The following is a synopsis of each player’s statistical information based on the entire year.
The 6-0 middle blocker, Janjevic finished second in total blocks with 132, third in blocks per set at 1.1, tied for 12th with 35 service aces, and tied for 18th in service aces per set at 0.3. She finished the year with 236 kills while hitting .340 which would have placed her second in the conference for hitting percentage, but she did not have enough attempts per set. Janjevic had the best mark in the conference, as well as the NAIA, in blocks with 15 against MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) on Oct. 19.
A 5-10 outside hitter, Jaspe was seventh in total kills with 365, ninth in kills per set at 3.1, and tied for 14th in hitting percentage at .237. Jaspe was tied for third with the most kills in a single match with 25 which came against Benedictine (Kan.) in September.
After converting to the libero position after starting as an outside hitter, the 5-10 Cudney was sixth in digs per set at 4.8 and seventh in total digs at 596. Cudney set the high mark, not just for the conference, but the NAIA for digs in a match when she had 51 in the win over Mount Mercy (Iowa) on Oct. 12.
As of this release, Janjevic and Cudney were also among the national individual leaders. Janjevic is 25th in total blocks and 37th in blocks per game while Cudney is 48th in total digs.
Peru State finished the season with a 12-21 overall and was 8-10 in conference action. They finished third in the Heart North Division.