Rodriguez named Freshman of the Year

Published 9:32 am Thursday, November 17, 2022

GREENVILLE, SC – Conference Carolinas has unveiled its 2022 women’s volleyball all-conference honors as chosen by the league’s head coaches on Nov. 10.

Chowan University picked up a major accolade as Diana Rodriguez was named as the Freshman of the Year.

A freshman libero from Tijuana, Mexico, Rodriguez was impressive in her first season in Conference Carolinas as she collected a league-best 440 total digs for a 7.72 per set average in 57 league sets. Overall, Rodriguez dug 634 balls in 98 sets for a 6.47 average this season, both conference-best marks.

She is the first women’s volleyball player from Chowan to earn a major postseason honor. Rodriguez would also collect a Second Team All-Conference selection.

Abigail Durham of North Greenville was named the Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season. Taylor Roberts of West division champion Emmanuel repeated as Defensive Player of the Year, and Emmanuel head coach James Friddle was named Coach of the Year.