A pair of players on the Women’s Volleyball team were honored with All-Skyline Conference recognition: Grace Riddle of Wantagh, N.Y., a junior, earned First Team All-Conference honors and was voted the league’s Player of the Year by the head coaches, while Francesca Cammarata of Carmel, N.Y. was named Second Team All-Skyline Conference.
Riddle had one of the most productive seasons in program history in 2021, finishing the year with 451 kills, 72 service aces, 324 digs, and 27 total blocks. Riddle closed the season as the Skyline Conference leader in both total kills and kills per set (4.25) while ranking second in total service aces and fifth in digs. On the national stage, Riddle ranks sixth in points per set (5.08) and total kills, seventh in service aces, and 11th in kills per set.
Riddle established the three set, single match record for kills with 24 against St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn. In a tight 3-2 loss to Mount Saint Vincent in the First Round of the Skyline Conference Championship, Riddle put away 19 kills and added nine digs, setting a new single season record for winners, breaking the previous mark for 2007 by a single kill. In addition to her Player of the Year citation, Riddle was also named to the league’s All-Sportsmanship Team.
Cammarata rounded out the season with 740 assists for the Knights, averaging 7.71 helpers per set. Cammarata finished off a solid all-around season tied for fourth on the team in service aces with 31 and fifth on the team with 227 digs.
She closed the year ranked first in the Skyline Conference in total assists and second in assists per set. Cammarata handed out at least 20 assists in 22 matches in 2021, including a career-high 49 helpers against Russell Sage College in September.
The Mount closed the 2021 season with a 14-15 overall record and a 7-4 mark in Skyline Conference play, earning a berth in the Skyline Conference Championship for the 14th straight season.