Holly Young MVP
DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team was named the Holly Young Most Valuable Player at the 2009 team awards banquet at Whittemore Center on the UNH campus on Saturday night.
Fogarty had a banner senior season as she was named an America East All-Conference first team honoree. A two-time America East Player of the Week (Sept. 28, Nov. 16), she adjusted well to a change to outside hitter and posted her best offensive numbers during her final season in Durham. Fogarty, who was a 2008 America East All-Conference Second Team member, paced a well-balanced offensive attack for the Wildcats and was among the league leaders in several categories. Overall, she ranked 10th in hitting percentage, fifth in points and fourth in kills. However, in America East play Fogarty finished second in kills (3.95 kps), eighth in aces (0.27 aps) and second in points (4.42 pps).
Junior Justine Elliott (Mitchellville, Md.) was the recipient of the Ed Jentes Coaches' Award. Elliott was a mainstay in the Wildcat lineup playing in all 28 matches and 98 of 99 sets during the 2009 season. Elliott tallied a team-high 73 blocks, was third on the team in kills with 159 and posted the best attacking percentage among UNH regulars with a .243 clip.
A special award was handed out to an individual for his support of the volleyball program. Super fan Franklin Taylor was awarded the Karl Van Asselt Assist Award for his outstanding support of the volleyball team.
The team also took a moment to honor America East All-Conference selection, America East All-Academic selections as well as the major milestones of Kirsten Bates' (Calgary, Alberta) 1,000 kills and Kate Uitti's (Pinckney, Mich.) 3,000 assists.