O'Reilly, Leonard Receive WAC Honors

San Antonio, Texas-Sophomore middle blocker Mary Alice O'Reilly and freshman setter Michaela Leonard received All-Western Athletic Conference honors as selected by the conference's head coaches and revealed Sunday night at the WAC Volleyball Tournament banquet.

O'Reilly received first team All-WAC honors after her phenomenal season for the Spartans.  After spending her freshman year as a key reserve, O'Reilly has started every match of her sophomore season.  In WAC matches only, she hit .360 with 215 kills and 57 blocks.  O'Reilly is the first Spartan volleyball player to receive first team honors since Kelly Crow in 2008.

Leonard received two honors Sunday night - second team All-WAC recognition and All-Freshman team honoree.  In her first year as the team's starting setter, she led the conference in assists.  In WAC matches only, she had 710 assists, 11.27 per set, 14 service aces and 125 digs.

San Jose State opens play at the 2012 WAC Volleyball Tournament Monday against UTSA at 12 p.m. CST/10 a.m. PST.

2012 WAC Honorees

First Team
McKenzie Adams, UTSA
Allison (Walker) Baker, Idaho
Meredith Hays, New Mexico State
Colleen King, Denver
Faimie Kingsley, Denver
Paige Neves, Utah State
Mary Alice O'Reilly, San Jose State
Rachel Orr, Utah State
Alyssa Schultz, Idaho
Desiree Scott, New Mexico State
Shay Sorensen, Utah State
Josselyn White, Utah State

Second Team
Elle Brainard, Utah State
Amari Deardorff, Texas State
Kaytlyn Dill, Seattle U
Taylor Gross, UT Arlington
Ashlee Hilbun, Texas State
Brandy Huskey, UTSA
Annie Kunes, UTSA
Michaela Leonard, San Jose State
Lauren Loerch, New Mexico State
Alex Sele, Idaho
Kaitlyn Van Hoff, Utah State
Whitney Walls, UTSA

All-Freshmen Team
Elle Brainard, Utah State
Annie Kunes, UTSA
Michaela Leonard, San Jose State
Katelyn Peterson, Idaho
Kylie Schott, UTSA
Michele Swope, Denver

WAC Player of the Year:
 McKenzie Adams, UTSA
WAC Libero of the Year: Annie Kunes, UTSA
WAC Freshman of the Year: Elle Brainard, Utah State
WAC Coach of the Year: Grayson DuBose, Utah State

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