BABSON PARK, Mass.—Coming off its NCAA Tournament Babson Park Regional championship on Sunday, the Beavers had three players earn All-America honorable mention honors when the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 38th annual Division III All-America teams on Tuesday.
Junior Elizabeth Cameron (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) was recognized for the second year in a row, while senior Abby Beecher (Pittsford, N.Y.) and sophomore Allie Puccio (New Hartford, N.Y.) were both selected for the first time. Prior to last season, Babson had not earned an All-America honor in the program's 39-year history.
The only three-time All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) first-team selection in program history, Cameron has averaged 9.43 assists, 2.28 digs, 1.10 kills and 0.54 blocks per set in 34 matches this fall. She is the only setter in school history to surpass 1,000 in assists in two separate seasons, and with 1,018 assists on the year she broke her previous record of 1,004 set during the 2017 campaign.
Cameron, who was named to the Babson Park Regional All-Tournament team, has dished out 10.75 assists and helped the Green and White hit .229 as a team in six postseason matches.
Beecher, who was selected as the NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year last week, has amassed 513 digs while averaging 4.50 digs per set over Babson's first 34 matches this season. She ranks first in program history with a career digs per set average of 4.49, is second all-time with 1,351 total digs, and became the only libero in school history to record better than 500 digs in two separate years.
Beecher averaged 5.67 digs per set and 1.11 service aces per set in three NCAA Tournament matches last weekend.
Puccio collected the first national honor of her career after averaging 3.53 kills and 3.81 points per set to go along with a .259 hitting percentage in 34 contests this season. She ranks third on the Beavers' single-season charts in both points (411.0) and kills (381) and has already risen up to seventh in program history with 746 kills despite playing just 66 career matches.
The Babson Park Regional Most Outstanding Player, Puccio averaged 5.00 kills per set while hitting a .388 clip. In six career NCAA Tournament matches she has amassed 95 kills, is hitting .289 and is averaging 4.32 kills per set.
Babson (26-8) will take on 14th-ranked Wisconsin-Eau Claire (32-3) in an NCAA Tournament national quarterfinal match on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pa.