Sheldon and Kiser Earn AVCA All-American Honors

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin College senior Lisa Sheldon (Venice, Calif.) and sophomore Kate Kiser (Ingleside, Ill.) have been named All-Americans in awards announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Tuesday.

Sheldon earned Second Team All-American honors while Kiser earned Third Team recognition.

The NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-NESCAC selection, Sheldon capped her career as one of the finest defensive players in school history, ending the year with a school-record 629 digs (5.82/set). It is the second straight Second Team All-American nod for Sheldon, who ended her career second all-time at Bowdoin with 1,640 digs.

Kate Kiser sparked the Polar Bear offense this season out of the setter position to earn her first AVCA All-American honor. She racked up 1,033 assists on the year, the fourth most in a single season in program history, averaging 10.23/set. Also a First Team All-NESCAC selection, Kiser has 1,993 career assists, already ranking fifth in Bowdoin school history through just two seasons.

Kiser, Sheldon and the Polar Bears finished a spectacular 2018 campaign with a school-record 29 wins against just two losses, winning the NESCAC Championship and advancing to the regional final of the NCAA Division III Tournament.