April 23, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut volleyball Head Coach Holly Strauss-O’Brien named the team’s 2012 award winners at a postseason banquet honoring the 2013 senior class earlier this month. Seniors Mattison Quayle and Kelsey Maving were both honored as Co-Most Valuable Players, as voted on by their teammates.
Quayle, an outside hitter from Los Angeles, Calif., is a two-time recipient of the award after earning it as a junior a year ago. She was also named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year, while leading the team with 372 kills, averaging 3.26 per set. Quayle became the 13th member of UConn’s 1,000-kill club on November 2 at Marquette. She finished her career with 1,077 kills, ranking ninth all-time. Quayle totaled 10 double-doubles on the season and set a season-high with 20 kills in her home town against UC Santa Barbara on August 25 for her third 20-kill match in four seasons. She was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team at the BIG EAST Championship banquet in November.
Maving, the team’s libero from Tonawanda, N.Y., was also honored as the team’s Defensive Player of the Year. She leaves Connecticut ranked second all-time in digs at 1,881 and owns the second and third highest marks in a single season with 602 as a senior and 578 as a junior. In her final season, Maving averaged 5.28 digs per set and totaled a career-high 90 assists. She set the program record for digs in a match against Notre Dame as a junior with 40, in a five-set win, en route to being named the BIG EAST Player of the Week.
The team’s Most Improved Player award went to freshman Immanuella Anagu. Anagu, a middle blocker from Culver City, Calif., saw increased playing time as the season progressed and started each of the last 10 matches. She hit a team-best .286 on 142 kills and a 1.61 average. Anagu was second on the team with 84 blocks, averaging 0.95 per set.
Sophomore Devon Maugle was honored with the team’s Foster Family Unsung Hero Award. An outside hitter from Plymouth Meeting, Pa., Maugle totaled 302 kills, averaging 3.05 per set, in her second season as a Husky. She played through an injury at the BIG EAST Championship in Milwaukee after totaled 225 digs on the season to go with 36 blocks.