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Union Places Two on Volleyball All-Region Team

JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/27/2006 - Amanda Hutchison of Jackson and Monica Schirmer of Long Beach, California, are the two players representing Union University on the 2006 NAIA Region XI All-Region team. This is the second All-Region honor in Hutchison’s career and the first for Schirmer while at Union.

Hutchison, 5-foot-9 sophomore and former Trinity Christian standout, was second on the team with 505 kills and led Union with a .448 hitting percentage. She passed the 1,000 career kills mark during the conference tournament this season. Hutchison also led the team with 205 blocks (1.56/game) and posted 34 aces.

Schirmer, a 5-foot-11 senior, led the Lady Bulldogs with 512 kills and posted a .338 hitting percentage. She was second on the team with 79 aces and posted 98 blocks (.077/game) on the season. Schirmer finished with 995 kills in her two seasons with Union.

Union finished the season with a 27-10 overall record and advanced to the NAIA Region XI Tournament for eighth time in the nine year history of the program. Union also kept alive the streak of nine straight winning seasons since the program started in 1998.


The 2006 NAIA Region XI All-Region Volleyball Team

Player of the Year: Amy Schiller, Georgetown
Libero of the Year: Amy Eckenfels, Campbellsville
Coach of the Year: Todd Humphrey, Freed-Hardeman

All-Region Team
Amy Schiller, Georgetown
Lakenya Wrightsil, Martin Methodist
Benata Pedreira, Freed-Hardeman
Amy Eckenfels, Campbellsville
Karina Souza, Freed-Hardeman
Doris Wefwafwa, Campbellsville
Amanda Hutchison, Union
Lucy Ng’ang’a, Lindsey Wilson
Brittany Ray, Trevecca Nazarene
Jenna Richardson, Campbellsville
Monica Schirmer, Union
Jenna Gronotte, Georgetown

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