Quartet of HU spikers earns all-conference honors

Four members of the Huntington University volleyball team, Melissa Grossman, Jensen Carnahan, Heather Medich and Abbey Keister, were among the honorees when the Crossroads League announced its 2013 All-Conference Teams on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Senior Melissa Grossman, a 6-0 middle blocker, topped the list for the Foresters as a First Team pick. It marks her third consecutive season to be recognized by the conference as she received Honor Mention accolades as a sophomore and junior.

The Huntington native was a force to be reckoned with at the net. She led the team in kills with 281 and a .296 hitting percentage, the tenth best percentage in the league. Defensively, she posted a team-best 111 blocks to finish third among her Crossroads peers for total blocks and blocks per game (.95).

Joining Grossman as an All-Conference selection was Jensen Carnahan who was named to the Second Team as the Foresters' setter. The 5-10 junior orchestrated Huntington's offense by dishing out 1,017 assists to finish fourth in the league standings for total assists and assists per match at 8.69.

She tallied a team-leading 24 aces and finished tied for second in total blocks with 56 to go along with 233 digs. Carnahan hails from Leo and received Honorable Mention honors as a freshman.

For the second consecutive year, senior Heather Medich was named Honorable Mention All-Conference. A native of Mendon, MI, she finished second on the team in kills with 264 and digs with 290. The 5-9 left side hitter also registered 38 blocks.

Rounding out the Honorable Mention Team was senior Abbey Keister from Avilla. At 5-9, Keister was one of the Foresters' top hitters, collecting 194 kills for a 1.83 average per set. She was also a consistent presence at the net defensively where she finished with 56 blocks, tying Carnahan for second best on the team.

Huntington wrapped up the season with an overall record of 8-23.