The 2011 California Pacific Conference Postseason Awards were announced today and Menlo came away with a number of significant accolades. The Lady Oaks had two players who earned All-Conference recognition with senior outside hitter Amanda Sutter taking home First Team honors, and junior outside hitter Stephenie Monderine earning Second Team recognition. Fellow junior outside hitter Camille Miller was also named the Conference Newcomer of the Year, as well as Cal PAC Honorable Mention along with senior Jessica Atthowe, junior Angie Larsen, junior Mika Mendoza, and senior Briana Moreno.
"Making First Team-All Cal PAC is such a huge honor for me," claimed Amanda Sutter who finished the season second on the team with 156 kills and third with 182 digs. "To be honest it wasn't something I thought about or expected during the season. I just knew I wanted to give this season everything I had, so I guess my hard work paid off. I am so honored and couldn't have done it without the support of my family, coaches, and teammates."
"This was a great way for Amanda to end her career," commented Menlo Head Coach Daniel Rasay. "She overcame some injuries and put together a superb senior season."
As far as Miller is concerned, the Conference Newcomer of the Year honor comes as little surprise for the aforementioned Rasay. "I'm happy for Camille. I knew that she would impact our program right away, so this award is well deserved," remarked Rasay.
Stephenie Monderine finished off a stellar junior campaign, leading the team in kills with 204 and ending up in second in digs with 190. According to Rasay, the second team accolade is fitting for the junior from San Clemente. "Stephenie's consistency was imperative to our team's success. Being named All-Conference is warranted," said Rasay.
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