BENNINGTON -- After another successful regular season capped off by a third-straight New England Collegiate Conference volleyball crown, the Southern Vermont College Mountaineers can add a Player of the Year award to their resume for 2013.
Junior Jessica Delgado was awarded the honor on Monday, highlighting Delgado's stellar season for the Mountaineers..
Delgado helped lead the Mountaineers to the NECC title this year, averaging 3.72 kills per set with a .248 hitting percentage throughout the eight regular season conference games. Delgado was ranked second in the NECC with 25 service aces and ninth in digs, averaging 3.66 per set.
Delgado was also named to the All-NECC first team on Monday, the only Mountaineer to make the list..
During the team's championship match against Regis College on Saturday, Delgado posted seven kills and seven digs to help the Moutaineers to a 3-0 win.
Senior Carrie Baltazar was named to the All-NECC second team for the second year in a row.
Baltazar, an all-around player for SVC, recorded 2.07 kills and 2.34 digs per set, while also adding 1.21 assists per game throughout the season.
During the match against Regis on Saturday, Baltazar recorded a match-high nine kills and added eight digs.
For her efforts in the tournament, Baltazar also picked up NECC Player of the Week honors, the second time this season Baltazar has been recognized.
The Mountaineers also had two members of the team make the Honorable Mentions, with junior Marissa Flores and sophomore Sheilani Kaleopa being recognized for their seasons.
Kaleopa averaged 6.51 assists per set this season to go along with 1.5 digs per set.
Flores averaged 2.44 kills per set and popped up 2.61 digs per set throughout the season.
The Mountaineers are waiting for Sunday's tournament selection to find out where they will be seeded in the NCAA Division III volleyball tournament.