Junior Kim Scudder earned All-CCAC first team honors Saturday
Junior Kim Scudder earned All-CCAC first team honors Saturday
Volleyball - Mon, Nov. 15, 2010

Joliet, Ill. - Just minutes after claiming their first Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Tournament crown since 2000, the Saint Xavier University women's volleyball team learned it had four players named to the 2010 All-CCAC Volleyball Team late Saturday evening. Junior middle blocker Kim Scudder (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) and sophomore libero Christine Bowe (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) both earned spots on the first team, while sophomore outside hitters Kayla Mullaney (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) and Kelly Knudsen (Oak Lawn, Ill./Oak Lawn Community) represented SXU on the conference's second team squad.

Scudder leads the team in blocks with 90 total stops, including 23 solos. She has also posted 345 kills and an attack percentage of .274 over 36 matches thus far this year. Bowe has been stellar defensively for the Cougars leading the way with 524 digs and 33 service aces. Mullaney leads Saint Xavier with 431 kills and is second overall in digs as well with 347. Knudsen has also been tough offensively with 411 kills to go along with her team-leading 50 service aces.

Saint Xavier is 23-13 overall this season and finished fourth in the CCAC final regular-season standings with a 7-4 mark. The Cougars took the No. 4 seed into last week's CCAC Volleyball Tournament and upset No. 1 seed Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) and No. 2 seed Trinity Christian College (Ill.) to claim their first tournament title since 2000. SXU heads to Bellevue, Neb., on Saturday, November 20, to continue its season in the NAIA Volleyball National Championship Opening Round. The match is set for a 2 p.m. start.