Middlebury

Handel Garners Post-Season Honors

November 25, 2009

Middlebury College women's volleyball player Jane Handel (Evanston, Ill.) has earned several post-season accolades for the Panthers. The sophomore helped lead the team to a solid 20-6 season, with their 16th straight trip to the NESCAC Tournament.

Handel recently earned first-team All-NESCAC honors after holding a spot on the second team during her Rookie of the Year season. She recently earned a spot on the NEWVA (New England Women's Volleyball Association) second team, and was a New England All-Region selection. For the second straight season, Handle made the ACVA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) honorable mention All-American list.

The sophomore led the team with 346 kills this season, third most in a single-season in school history. She ranked fifth in the NESCAC in kills with 3.6/game, which places her second on the school's all time kills/game list. The former NESCAC rookie of the year also averaged 2.98 digs/game this season, to go along with .45 service aces/game. Handel finished the year third on the team with 39 total blocks.