RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University freshman Kahea Aea (Mililani, Hawaii/Kamehameha) has been named to the 2018 All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Volleyball Third Team. The conference's award winners were voted on by its 14 head coaches and announced today.
Aea, a 5-foot-7 outside hitter, is only the third all-conference performer in the 15-year history of the Felician volleyball program. Setter Nicole Degenhardt was a Second-Team selection in 2007, as was outside Olivia Emerson in 2013.
Aea has played in 102 sets over 29 matches for the Golden Falcons in 2018. She leads the team with a .185 attack percentage and ranks eighth in the CACC with 3.12 kills per set. She is also averaging 2.84 digs and 0.34 aces.
"I'm proud to see that my peers in our conference have acknowledged Kahea," said fifth-year Felician head coach John Chang. "She is well-deserving of this honor."
Aea has recorded 10 double-doubles on the year, including a 20-kill, 22-dig performance in a five-set loss at Chestnut Hill College on Oct. 31. She has set the Felician freshman record for kills in a season, currently with 318.
Aea is a 2018 graduate of Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama in Honolulu, Hawaii.
"Kahea is a smart player and one of the hardest workers on our team," Chang said. "I'm glad she is part of this ohana!"
The Golden Falcons (13-17, 8-11 CACC) are the CACC North Division's No. 4 seed for this week's conference playoffs. They travel to overall No. 1 seed and South Division regular-season champion Holy Family University tonight for first-round action in the league championship tournament.
Felician now has had four student-athletes earn all-conference honors this academic year.
The complete 2018 All-CACC Women's Volleyball Teams and special award winners can be viewed at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/wvball/2018-19/releases/116POY. Honorees will be publicly recognized at the CACC's annual Women's Volleyball Awards Banquet on Friday at the Georgian Court University Wellness Center in Lakewood, N.J.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,400 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.