Trinity's Anderson Honored As One Of New England's Top Volleyball Seniors
Hartford, Conn., Dec. 9, 2010 – Trinity College senior tri-captain RS Kristen Anderson (West Haven, Conn.) was selected as a 2010 All-New England Senior by the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA). Anderson was one of 32 seniors in the region to be recognized at the Annual NEWVA Coaches Meeting in November, and was able to participate in a seminar "The Wisdom of Volleyball: Lessons That Move From The Court Into Life" by motivational speaker Tracy Carreiro.
Trinity, coached by Jen Bowman (7th season), posted a record of 16-8 this fall and finished seventh in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) at 5-5. The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons, losing, 3-0, to Middlebury at Amherst in the NESCAC Quarterfinals.
"Kristen Anderson leaves Trinity as one of the premier players we've had, and is without a doubt one of the most versatile players to play for me in my 13 years of coaching," says Bowman. "Kristen was an incredibly smart player with a high volleyball IQ. We will definitely miss her!"
Anderson played in all 24 matches this fall and appeared in all 89 sets, leading the squad with 51 service aces (0.57 per set, 2nd in NESCAC). Extremely versatile, Anderson is among the team leaders in every statistic with 253 kills (2.84 per set, 3rd on team, 10th in NESCAC), a .216 kill percentage (3rd on team), 83 assists (2nd on team), 312 digs (2nd on team), and 35 blocks (4th on team). The lone senior on the squad in 2010 and a two-year captain, Anderson finishes her fine career with 698 kills (9th all-time at Trinity) in 2,077 attempts (9th all-time at Trinity) for a .195 kill percentage, 416 assists (10th all-time at Trinity), 143 service aces (9th all-time at Trinity), 706 digs, and 95 blocks in 98 matches and 331 sets. Anderson is also a top pitcher for the Trinity softball team, having totaled an 18-14 record in three season. A graduate of West Haven High School, Anderson is majoring in economics at Trinity. She is the daughter of Kathy and John Anderson.