BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Elizabeth Cameron (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) and first-year Allie Puccio (New Hartford, N.Y.) were both honored when the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) released its postseason awards on Tuesday.
Cameron was one of eight players named to the NEWVA All-New England first team, while Puccio garnered honorable mention recognition in addition to being named to NEWVA's All-Rookie team.
An All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-New England first-team selection, Cameron averaged 9.30 assists, 2.18 digs, 1.00 kills and 0.50 blocks this past fall. She became the program's single-season leader with a career-high 60 assists in the Beavers' five set win over Clarkson in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on November 11, and then became the first setter in school history to surpass 1,000 assists in a season in the regional final against Ithaca.
Cameron, who ranks fourth on Babson's career list with 1,861 assists, dished out 30 or more in 22 of 31 matches on the year. She also led all NEWMAC setters in blocks and finished with double-digit digs on 11 occasions.
Puccio put together one of the best rookie seasons in program history as she led the Green and White in points (406.5), kills (365), points per set (3.50) and kills per set (3.15). One of just three players to surpass 400 points and 360 kills in single-season school history, she ranks second behind Mary Donahue '16 for the most points and kills by a Beavers' first-year player.
A second-team all-conference selection, Puccio finished the season ranked third on Babson's single-season list in points and kills. She was at her best down the stretch recording 12 or more kills in each of the team's final six matches.
The Beavers (22-10) advanced to the Potsdam Regional final in just their third NCAA Tournament appearance earlier this month.