Greenville, S.C. – Four Paladins have been named to Southern Conference All-Conference teams, it has been announced today by the league office. Voting is conducted by the league's nine head coaches.
Carris Campbell was the Paladins' first team All-Conference selection, while Meg DeMaar and Hunter Thompson were both named second team All-Conference. Neci Harris was selected as part of the seven-member all-freshman team.
Campbell, a senior from Nashville, Tenn., lead the Paladins in kills heading into the SoCon Tournament this weekend with 266. She also ranks first on the team with a .303 hitting percentage and 84 blocks on the year.
DeMaar, a redshirt senior from Glen Ellyn, Ill., leads the Paladins with 521 digs on the year. The libero earned the distinction of being Furman's all-time digs leader last season as a redshirt junior, but this year has become the first player in Paladin history to reach the 2,000-dig mark. DeMaar was twice named the SoCon Defensive Player of the week this season and turned in a four-set program record with 34 digs on November 3.
Thompson, a redshirt senior from Brentwood, Tenn., has turned in 1,107 assists on the year, good for 10.64 assists per set. She has also put down 72 kills and tallied 326 digs and 36 blocks.
Harris, a freshman from Louisville, Ky., has put down 184 kills and turned in a .285 hitting percentage in 2018. Harris tallied 14 kills on just two errors against Western Carolina on November 3, before putting down 13 kills with two errors and a .524 hitting percentage against Wofford on Nov. 7.
The Paladins open SoCon Tournament play on Friday as the No. 3 seed, taking on No. 6 seeded and tournament-host UNCG at 7:30 p.m.