NCCAA All-American nods for Lady Tornado Volleyball trio

GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College placed three players on the 2010 NCCAA Women's Volleyball All-American teams, a first-team selection and two on the second team, the national office announced.

Rachel Harding (Abingdon, Va.) was the Lady Tornado on the first team with Morgan Machen (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Kaitlyn Musick (Weber City, Va.) made the list as second team honorees.

Harding, a senior defensive specialist, ended the season with 697 digs in 153 sets for an average of 4.56. She also served a team-high 66 aces this season. Harding was No. 11 in digs per set and No. 23 in aces per set among NCCAA players. She was credited with four kills. She was also an AVCA-NCCAA All-American selection.

Machen led the team with 550 kills and averaged 3.62 kills per set. The kills per set average put Machen at No. 8 nationally. In her senior season she had an attack percentage of .240. She also totaled 58 blocks, 24 were solo blocks. Machen was a second-team selection last season as well.

Musick had a team-best .381 attack percentage and 95 blocks. Her attack percentage ranked second in the NCCAA. Of the blocks this season, 41 were solo. She ranked second on the squad with 386 kills and a 2.52 kills per set average. Musick, a senior, served 43 aces.

King ended the season with a 32-11 record and reached the NCCAA National Tournament, but fell short of playing in the semifinals. The Lady Tornado's 32 wins gave the team the third 30-plus win season since 2006.