Hetherington, Best Named All-NEC in Women's Volleyball

Nov. 21, 2008

FAIRFIELD, CT - Freshman Brittney Best (Norco, CA) and Maile Hetherington (Thousand Oaks, CA) were both named Second Team All-Northeast Conference in women's volleyball today in a vote of league coaches.

The rookie Pioneer duo each earned spots on the NEC Rookie of the Week scroll this season, as Hetherington and Best rank third (3.53 kpg, 4, 13 ppg) and seventh (2.94 kpg, 3.50 ppg) in both kills per game and points per game, respectively.

The tandem also took the five-six spots in the service aces column with Best averaging 0.43 sapg and Hetherington finishing the regular season with 0.42 sapg. Hetherington leads Sacred Heart with 371 kills, marking the fourth-highest single-season total in school history.

The duo will lead the #6 seeded Pioneers against #3 Central Connecticut in the first round of the NEC Tournament at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.