Walters, Bain Receive AVCA All-East Region Accolades

Walters, Bain Receive AVCA All-East Region Accolades

Walters and Bain helped Harvard to a share of the Ivy League title (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Caroline Walters and sophomore Corinne Bain have received American Volleyball Coaches Association All-East Region honorable mention honors, the association announced Tuesday.

Walters, who was named to the All-Ivy League first team after earning second team honors in 2012 and 2013, ranks 11th in the NCAA with a .401 hitting percentage, setting a new program record. She also ranked first in the conference in solo blocks (22) and was seventh in blocks per set (0.95), and set a new career-high with 2.43 kills per set. Walters scored double-digit kills in 11 matches and registered at least five blocks in five matches, and was named the AVCA National Player of the Week and Ivy League Player of the Week on Sept. 23 after helping the Crimson to wins over Northeastern and Boston College.

Bain was a unanimous All-Ivy League first team selection, marking the second straight year she was named to the conference's top team. The sophomore leads the NCAA with 10 triple-doubles, and contributed 20 double-doubles in 24 matches played. Bain also led Harvard in kills (2.63), assists (6.47) and aces (0.44), while ranking second in digs (3.09) and third in hitting percentage (.265) and blocks (0.58). She was named Ivy League Player of the Week four times and to the Ivy League Honor Roll seven times, earning recognition from the conference office each week of the season.

Walters and Bain helped Harvard to a share of the Ivy League title, the program's first since 2004, with a 19-5 overall record and 12-2 mark against conference foes. The team's .792 win percentage and 12 Ancient Eight victories represent new program records, while the team's 19 overall wins were the fourth most in school history. They join Kaego Ogbechie '05 as only the second and third all-region honorees in program history, with Ogbechie receiving the distinction in both 2002 and 2004.