Presque Isle, ME - Three UMPI Volleyball Players have been selected as 2018 North Atlantic Conference 2nd Team All-Stars. Devine Hoskie (Jr. Shonto, AZ), Maddi Thweatt (So.Middleton, ID) and Miranda Washinawatok (So. Shawano, WI) gained the honors in the Owls inaugural season in the NAC. Teammate Abigail Parks (Fr. Caribou, ME) was named to the Sportsmanship Team.
Devine Hoskie, an Outside Hitter/Rightside Hitter for the Owls was 2nd on the Team in kills with 152, third in digs with 211, 1st in hitting percentage at .264 and 1st in service aces per set. "Star leads by example," said 3rd Year Head coach Jonathon Bowman. "She can play multiple positions, and is willing to contribute in any way she's asked to. When she does talk people listen. A good example of her style of play was last weekend vs. MMA at the end of that match, she dove into the bench to get the ball. In another rally she dug multiple balls from the MMA offense along with hitting the ball back at them."
Maddi Tweatt, a 5'8" OH/RS, lead the Team in digs with 235 and was 2nd in assists. "Maddi who is still recovering from knee surgery from last spring, started contributing in the back row as a libero. She just started playing front row the last few weeks of the season. She is super competitive, has high standards, and makes good decisions with the ball when the game is on the line." stated Coach Bowman.
Miranda Washinawatok, a 6'0" Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker, was 1st on the Team in kills with 216, 2nd in digs with 221, and has the 2nd highest hitting percentage. Washinawatok has the most points scored with 268.5. "Miranda is one of our captains and leads the team by setting a good example, on and off the court. She leaves everything she has out on the court," said her Head Coach.
Abigail Parks, a 5'8" MB/RS was selected to the North Atlantic Conference Sportsmanship Team. "Abby maintains a good attitude no matter what. With that attitude, I expect her to become a bigger part of the team's success on the court moving forward. She has made huge improvements over the season," said Coach Bowman.