Two Lopes named to All-Region team

Two Lopes named to All-Region team

Two Lamar Community College outside hitters were named to the Region IX-South All-Region team.

Sophomore Anamarija Mikovic and freshman Charlene Hosly were each named to the list, which is voted on by the region's coaches. Mikovic earned the honor in 2017 as well.

"We aren't the least bit surprised, but we are tremendously proud of what Anna and Charlène were able to accomplish this season and they are absolutely deserving of this award," LCC head coach Dante Geoffrey said. "Their stats speak for themselves but each of them do so much that's not captured in the box score."

Mikovic tallied 445 kills and 48 aces this season, making her Lamar's all-time career leader with 885 kills and 105 aces. The native of Majdanpek, Serbia, averaged 3.74 kills per set, which ranked 13th in NJCAA Division I.

Mikovic wasn't just a big swing, however, and proved her mettle as a six-rotation fixture in the Lopes' offense, defense and serve-receive throughout her two years in Lamar. Mikovic led the Lopes in kills and kills per set, was second in aces and aces per set, third in digs (322) and digs per set (2.71).

Hosly completed her first year in Lamar with 407 kills (fourth all-time for a single season at Lamar) and 57 aces and 363 digs. Another all-around star, Hosly did it all for the Lopes in her first year in college volleyball. Hosly was one of only three players to rank in the top 50 in NJCAA Division I in kills/set while also averaging at least 0.4 aces/set and 3 digs/set.

Hosly, from Rixheim, France, finished the 2018 season with 3.43 kills/set (26th in the nation), 3.02 digs/set and 0.47 service aces/set (18th). As with Mikovic, Hosly was an elite presence in serve-receive, providing pin-point passes that kept the Lopes attack in system. She was second on the Lopes in kills, kills per set, digs, digs per set and first in aces and aces per set.