POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Marist Volleyball team and Head Coach Tom Hanna have named their captains for the 2012 season, with senior Hanna Stoiberg (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and juniors Audra Brady (Allentown, Pa.) and Grace Hill (Kalamazoo, Mich.) receiving the honors. The trio were chosen by way of a team vote.
After missing the second half of the 2010 season with a torn ACL, Stoiberg rebounded strongly in her junior campaign, ranking in the top three on the Red Foxes in three different categories. She was second on the team with 504 assists and 68 total blocks, while finishing third with 215 kills. She also contributed defensively with 195 digs, good for fourth on the team. She was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 12 after recording a triple-double against Dartmouth with 10 kills, 18 assists and 12 digs. Stoiberg enters 2012 with 994 career assists.
Brady had a stellar sophomore season, leading the Red Foxes with 543 assists. She surpassed the 1,000-career assists milestone on Nov. 2 in a match at Fairfield. She had 16 matches in 2011 where she recorded 20 assists or more, including a season-high 34 assists at Loyola (Md.) on Sept. 18. Brady also led the team with 23 service aces and a .927 serving percentage while finishing fifth with 151 digs.
Hill followed up an award-winning rookie season with a solid sophomore campaign. After being named to the All-MAAC Second Team in 2010 where she led Marist with 419 kills, Hill finished second on the Red Foxes in 2011 with 305 kills and 290 digs. She was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 19 after recorded a season-high 23 digs at Loyola (Md.). She also contributed 30 total blocks for the season. She enters her junior year with 724 career kills and 608 career digs.
"We are fortunate to have three great leaders in Hanna, Audra and Grace," Tom Hanna said. "They have the experience to help guide this team to the top of the MAAC."
The Red Foxes open their season Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. versus Providence at the Hofstra Asics Tournament. On Saturday, they will play tournament-host Hofstra at 12:30 p.m. before finishing the weekend against Fairleigh Dickinson at 5:30 p.m.