Pothast and Pleiman Earn Volleyball All-Conference Honors

Pothast and Pleiman Earn Volleyball All-Conference Honors

Two Edison State Community College volleyball players have been named recipients of post-season awards from the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) for the 2019 season. 

Sarah Pothast, of Wapakoneta, has been named First Team All-OCCAC. Pothast, a 6-foot-1-inch sophomore middle hitter, averaged 4.28 kills per set, 1.12 blocks per set, and 256 overall points in conference action during her first season on the volleyball team. During her time at Edison State, Pothast has also earned post-season awards from the OCCAC for women's basketball as a two-sport performer. 

"Sarah is an outstanding athlete, and the volleyball program is lucky to have her," said Edison State Head Volleyball Coach Julia Brandewie. "Sarah pushes herself and her teammates every single day." 

Whitney Pleiman, of Russia, has been named Honorable Mention All-Conference. Pleiman, a 5-foot-3-inch sophomore defensive specialist/libero was responsible for 452 digs, averaging 7.93 digs per serve. Pleiman has also received OCCAC Player of the Week honors twice in her volleyball career at Edison State. 

"Whitney is also an outstanding player. Her ability to read the court is not something that I come by often. Whitney has an extremely high volleyball IQ, and it definitely shows in the way she plays." 

"I am so incredibly proud of both of these young women," said Brandewie. 

The women's volleyball team finished 13-16 overall and 8-8 in their conference. The team will make a district tournament appearance on Thursday, November 7.