Casali Coach Of Year; Rackliffe Repeats As Volleyball Player of Year For MASCAC

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University Senior right side Alycia Rackliffe repeats as the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Volleyball Player of the Year and the Rams place four on the 2016 All-MASCAC Teams in voting conducted by the league’s coaches and announced by the conference office .

Head coach Richard Casali has also been recognized as the 2016 Champion’s Choice Volleyball Coach of the Year.

Rackliffe was a first team All-MASCAC selection, while senior middle blocker Julia Wan,  junior outside hitter Sarah Leonard, of Southborough,  and junior defensive specialist Vicki Anderson  were named to the second team.

Rackliffe has been selected first team All-MASCAC in each of her four seasons and is capping off her career with an outstanding senior season in route to back-to-back player of the year honors.  Rackliffe, who has been named the MASCAC player of the week in all but one week this season, leads the league in kills per set (4.66), total kills (485), total blocks (96), solo blocks (29), block assists (67) and blocks per set (0.92).

Wan earns her third All-MASCAC honor of her career after finishing the regular season with 196 kills and 229 digs with 29 service aces.  Leonard and Anderson earn their first all-conference honors. Anderson leads the Rams defense with 296 digs on the year and 40 service aces, while Leonard recorded 102 kills and 247 digs.

In his 13th season Casali guided the Rams to a 20-11 mark including a perfect 6-0 in the MASCAC as he was honored as coach of the year.

The Rams captured the 2016 MASCAC Regular Season Title and have earned their third straight Conference Title.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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