CARMEL, Ind. - The league office announced on Monday afternoon that junior Morgan Porter (Defiance) and sophomore Delaney Monnin (Defiance/Tinora) earned top All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors to lead the way for the Defiance College volleyball team. Senior Jessi Davis (Delta) also earned all-conference accolades being named Honorable Mention.
Porter dominated the 2019 campaign as she finished the season ranked twelfth in the country among NCAA Division III in digs per set at 6.14. She was ranked second in the HCAC in digs per set and ranked second in total digs with 688. The junior also etched her name into the record books as she finished the season ranked first in total digs for a single season.
Monnin led the attack for Defiance this season, finishing the year with a team-best in kills (364) and kills per set (3.28). She finished the year ranked fourth in the HCAC in kills and fifth in kills per set. The sophomore also recorded 22 double-digit kill games, including a career-best 26 kills against Earlham.
Davis earned All-HCAC Honorable mention, appearing in 29 matches with 248 kills for 2.23 kills per set average. She recorded 40 total blocks and 22 service aces.
The Purple and Gold finished the season 17-12 overall, 5-4 HCAC, including a trip to the conference tournament, finishing 5th in the HCAC standings.