Finlandia places three on all conference volleyball team

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HANCOCK, Mi. Freshman Braedyn Hurd, freshman Taylor Hendrick and sophomore Taylor Talerico have been named to the All-ACAA (American Collegiate Athletic Conference) second team. Members of the ACAA are Finlandia, Mills, Mount Mary, Pine Manor, Pratt, UC Santa Cruz and Valley Forge.

Hurd led the team in kills and hitting percentage and was among the top three in aces, total blocks and digs. She recorded 21 solo blocks which ranks her second in the ACAA. Hurd was only one of two players in the ACAA to earn offensive and defensive player of the week honors.

Hendrick was among the top three on the team in kills and hitting percentage. She was a force at the net with 35 solo blocks and 12 block assists for 47 total blocks. Hendrick led the ACAA in solo blocks and total blocks and was fourth in blocks per set (0.56).

Talerico, one of two returning players, was the emotional leader of the Lions. She finished among the top three on the team in kills and digs. Talerico led FinnU with 22 service aces.