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Krufka’s Molten Season

Sarah Krufka is second SHU women’s volleyball player to win Northeast Conference Player of the Year award

Sarah Krufka has become the second University women’s volleyball player to win the Northeast Conference (NEC) Player of the Year award, joining Courtney Kidd-Kadlubek from 2010.

Also earning All-NEC accolades in 2013 and 2014, including Rookie of the Year in 2013, Krufka is the first player in program history to be chosen to the All-Conference team three times in a career. Her 3.9 kills and 4.4 points per set led the NEC, while her .323 hitting percentage ranked second.

Krufka’s list of accolades also includes Eastern College Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year. She is a five-time Molten/NEC Player of the Week, her 466 total kills were the second most in the program’s single season history, and her 77 total blocks led the team and moved her into fifth place for most in a single season in history.

Registering double-digit kills in 25 of 29 matches, she tied Tricia Moore’s 17-year-old school record for kills in a single match with 33 at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Oct. 25.

Krufka helped lead the volleyball team to a 15-14 record, the first winning mark for the program since its 2011 NEC championship season. Going 9-5 in league play, the Pioneers reached their eighth postseason in the last 11 years, losing to regular season champion Long Island University Brooklyn in four sets in the NEC semifinals.