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College of Coastal Georgia’s Ashley Kot was among three Mariners named to the AVCA NAIA All-Region Team.

Three Mariners volleyball players were named to the AVCA NAIA All-Region Team for their outstanding play this season.

Sophomore setter Ashley Kot (So./Venice, Fla.) and senior middle blocker Kyra White (Sr./Chicago, Ill.) were named First Team while senior middle blocker Alexis Downey (Sr./Vancouver, BC) was tabbed Honorable Mention.

“Kyra and Alexis as our middles were our go-to players as attackers all year,” said Mariners head coach Leah Mihm. “Ashley was only a sophomore, but she matured into a strong, smart setter as the year went on. I’m very proud of all three of them.”

Kot, who also earned Sun Conference Setter of the Year honors, tallied 1,276 assists on the season for an average of 10.5 per game. She also turned in an average of 2.7 digs per game, ranking her second on the squad in that category.

White led the Mariners with 413 kills this year for an average of 3.39 per game. She also topped the statistical rankings in hitting percentage at 31.9 percent. Defensively, White’s 83 blocks was tops for the Mariners.

Downey turned in 260 kills on the year to rank below only White in the category. She had a hitting percentage of 30.7 percent for the season. Downey also recorded 79 blocks on the season.

Each player earned All-Conference honors at the conclusion of the regular season and were integral in sending CCGA to the NAIA National Tournament.

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