Rowland, McLeod earn all-conference volleyball honors

Posted on: November 13th, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University volleyball standouts Kathleen Rowland and Diane McLeod have been named to the All-Midwest Conference team.

Rowland (Champaign, Ill./Central) was a first-team selection, and McLeod (Hartland, Wis./Waukesha Catholic Memorial) was chosen for the second team.

This marks the third consecutive all-conference selection for Rowland, a senior and the league’s top defensive specialist. Rowland piled up 552 digs and ranked second in the league at 5.41 digs per set. The 552 digs is the fourth-highest season total in Lawrence history. She also contributed a team-high 35 service aces.

Rowland finished her career as the most prolific defensive player in Lawrence history. Rowland is Lawrence’s career leader with 2,189 digs, and her career average of 5.43 digs per set is also tops in school history.

Rowland has four of the top five season dig averages in school history. She ranks second (5.55, 2011), third (5.52, 2012), fourth (5.41, 2013) and fifth (5.25, 2010) on the season list.

McLeod, a senior setter, was chosen for the all-conference team for the second time. She also earned second-team honors in 2011.

McLeod amassed 758 assists this season for an average of 8.52 per set. McLeod also picked up 73 kills and had a .197 hitting percentage. McLeod added 27 aces, 40 blocks and 210 digs.

She finished her career second on Lawrence’s career list with 2,902 assists. McLeod is third on Lawrence’s career list with an average of 8.22 assists per set.

Lawrence finished sixth in the Midwest Conference with a 5-5 record, and the Vikings had a 10-20 overall mark.

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