Puccio Earns Beavers' First Third-Team Honor, Cameron Picks Up Third Straight Honorable Mention
BABSON PARK, Mass.—Coming off the program's third straight NCAA Tournament appearance, the Babson College women's volleyball program had two players recognized when the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 39th annual Division III All-America teams on Tuesday morning.
Junior Allie Puccio (New Hartford, N.Y.) achieved the top honor in program history when she was named to the AVCA All-America third team, while senior Elizabeth Cameron (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) received All-America honorable mention honors for the third consecutive season.
One of the country's top hitters, Puccio averaged racked up 371 kills and averaged 3.44 kills per set while hitting a career-best .255 in 34 matches this fall. She recorded double-digit kills in 19 contests was at her best against the top competition hitting .269 and putting away 3.37 kills per set in 15 matches against nationally-ranked or regionally-ranked opponents.
A two-time all-conference and all-region selection, Puccio currently ranks second in program history in kills per set (3.38) and third with 1,132 total kills.
The only three-time AVCA All-America honorable mention selection in Babson history, Cameron averaged 9.66 assists, 2.43 digs, 0.94 kills and 0.42 blocks per set in 34 matches this season. The only player in to surpass 1,000 assists in a season, her 1,0005 this season are the third highest total in program history.
Cameron, who is the Beavers' only four-time All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) first-team selection and three time AVCA All-New England honoree, ranks first in program history in both total assists (3,912) and assists per set (9.12). She also ranks fifth on the program's all-time list in service aces (158) and is ninth with 212 career total blocks.
Puccio and Cameron were part of a historic 2019 campaign that included a school-record 33 wins as well as NEWMAC regular season and tournament crowns. The 16th-ranked Beavers ended the year at 33-2 after falling in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.