Colonna Selected to NCAA South Region All-Tournament Team

Colonna Selected to NCAA South Region All-Tournament Team

West Palm Beach, Fla. – Nicol Colonna of the Lynn University volleyball team was announced as an All-Tournament Team selection this weekend at the NCAA South Regional. The sixth-seeded Fighting Knights made their first postseason appearance since 2010 but couldn't pull off the upset against No. 3 seed and 23rd-ranked University of Tampa in the quarterfinal round.

Colonna anchored the Blue and White on both sides of the ball against the Spartans. Offensively, the junior right side co-led the squad with 10 kills at a .269 attack clip and tacked on a career-high four assists. She was all over the floor on defense, logging a match-high 21 digs while picking up the second solo block of her career. Colonna had three 20-plus dig performances on the season, including two in the final five matches.

She is just the fifth all-tournament honoree in program history. Haley Pratt and Lacy Redwine were both tabbed to the team in 2010, while Redwine and Devon Woolard were selected during the 2007 postseason.

The Fighting Knights finished the 2016 campaign with a 20-11 record, including a program-record-tying 11-5 mark in Sunshine State Conference play.

NCAA South Region All-Tournament Team
Nicol Colonna - RS - Lynn
Jamee Towsend – Libero - Saint Leo
Allee Stelogeannis - OH - Tampa
Monique StCry - S - West Florida
Cora Bidlack - RS - West Florida
Sarah Ragland - MB - Palm Beach Atlantic
Olivia Finckel - RS - Palm Beach Atlantic
Ally Rohn - OH - Palm Beach Atlantic
Emma Ballantyne - MB - Palm Beach Atlantic
Nicole Mattson - OH - Florida Southern
Bethany Besancenez - S - Florida Southern
Anna Tovo - OH - Florida Southern