Olivia Mathieu Named NEWVA All-Region, Senior All-Star Game Selection

Olivia Mathieu Named NEWVA All-Region, Senior All-Star Game Selection

BEVERLY, Mass. - Keene State College standout senior libero Olivia Mathieu (Derry, N.H.) has collected more accolades following a standout 2019 campaign, as she was named to the New England Women's Volleyball Coaches Association (NEWVA) All-Region team and to the NEWVA Senior All-Star Game that will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8 at Eastern Nazarene College.

Mathieu, who changed roles after being an outside hitter a year ago, was a reliable force for the Owls, compiling a Little East-leading 659 digs, the third-highest single season total in program history and the 22nd-highest in the country this season.  She surpassed the 1,000 career dig milestone against Western Connecticut State University and had 20 or more in 17 matches.  Mathieu finished with 1,307 digs in her career, skyrocketing to fifth on Keene State's all-time list.

The NEWVA annual award recipients are nominated by and voted on by the organization's member head coaches. The coaches represent the seven competing conferences in NCAA Division III including the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Little East Conference (LEC), Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC), North Atlantic Conference (NAC), New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), and New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).

NEWVA All-New England

FIRST TEAM
Elizabeth Cameron, Babson
Lauren Gedney, Wellesley
Andie Maloney, MIT
Caroline Flaharty, Bowdoin
Mackenzie Kennedy, Endicott
Allie Puccio, Babson
Gigi Alper, Middlebury

SECOND TEAM*
Zoey Gifford, Endicott
Leah Rogoz, Wentworth
Erin Denham, Williams
Becca Houghton, Wheaton (Mass.)
Camryn Bancroft, Springfield
Anna Barry, Eastern Connecticut
Izzy Seebold, Wellesley
Amanda Wetmore, WPI
Cori Gray, Bowdoin
Madison Lee, MIT

HONORABLE MENTION*
Alexis Groark, MIT
Kristin Carosotto, Babson
Corley Doyle, Middlebury
Colleen McAvoy, Endicott
Olivia Mathieu, Keene State

* Additional student-athletes recognized due to ties in the voting.

NEWVA All-Rookie Team

Laura Zuloaga, Babson
Catherine Reynolds, WPI
Ella Haugen, Bowdoin
Jordan Chapman, Wentworth
Emilee Flanagan, Plymouth State
Harmony Johnson, Suffolk
Kelly Moczulski, MCLA
Jaida Hodge-Adams, Bowdoin