Nov. 21, 2008
DeKalb, Ill. - After being named to the volleyball All-Mid-American Conference second team in her first two years as a Huskie, junior Meagan Schoenrock (Sylvania, Ohio/Northview) earned a spot on the All-MAC first team in 2008. Meanwhile, freshman Allison McGlaughlin (Morton, Ill./Morton) was selected to the MAC All-Freshmen team as well as the All-MAC second team as voted on by the conference coaches.
"It is a great honor for our program to have Meagan and Allison selected to the All-MAC team with it being Meagan's third time and Allison's first," said NIU head coach Ray Gooden. "Both Meagan and Allison had very good seasons. Meagan is positioning herself as one of the top players in the conference and Allison's performance as a freshman makes us so excited for her future."
Schoenrock is the fourth NIU volleyball player to earn All-MAC recognition three times as she led the Huskies and the MAC in kills this season as she averaged 4.33 per set and at one point she ranked as high as second in the nation in kills per set. She eclipsed the 1,000 kill plateau against Western Michigan on September 25, becoming the 16th Huskie to do so. Schoenrock set career-highs in nearly every category in her junior campaign as she totaled 507 kills, 118 digs, 543 points and hit .232. She recorded 10 or more kills in all but one of NIU's 32 matches this season and had six matches with 20 or more, including a career-best 29 against Western Michigan on October 30.
With McGlaughlin's second team and All-Freshmen selections, she follows Schoenrock, who was the last NIU freshman to garner both honors. McGlaughlin ranked second on the team with 366 kills (3.13/set), 414 points and 274 digs (2.34/set) in addition to her team-high 33 aces. In her first year in a Huskie uniform, she tallied six double-doubles, reached double-figures in kills 19 times and had 20 or more kills three times, including her season-high 21 versus Western Michigan on October 30.