Smith, Schneider Named AMCC All-Conference Selections

Smith, Schneider Named AMCC All-Conference Selections

Buffalo, NY - A pair of seniors represented the D'Youville women's volleyball team as members of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference all-conference teams to conclude their careers, announced the conference Wednesday.

Senior Kendyll Smith (Petrolia, PA/Karns City) had a career year this season and was rewarded by being named an AMCC Second Team All-Conference player. Kendyll finished eighth in the AMCC with 206 kills and ninth with 2.37 kills/set overall, but finished fifth in conference play with 102 kills. She led the team this season in kills, kills/set, was second in hitting percentage (.169), third in blocks/set (.30), and third in blocks (26). Smith had 16 matches this season in which she recorded double-digit kills and had a season high of 16.

Kendyll set several career highs this season as a senior. Those highs included kills, kills/set, and blocks as she also established herself as a leader and a team captain. Her impressive play helped the women reach the first round of the AMCC playoffs for the second consecutive season. She was also named an AMCC Third Team All-Conference player in 2016.

Senior Megan Schneider (Lockport, NY/Lockport) continued to be one of the best all-around players in the AMCC this season and was recognized with an AMCC Third Team All-Conference selection. Megan finished the season tied for ninth in the AMCC in kills (203), eleventh in kills/set (2.31), twelfth in digs/set (3.33), and thirteenth in digs (293). She finished second on the team in kills, digs, kills/set, digs/set, fifth in blocks and blocks/set. Schneider led the team with nine double-doubles, including finishing the season with four consecutive. Throughout the season she had 17 matches of double-digit digs and nine matches of double-digit kills.

Megan set career highs this season in kills, digs, and digs/set and was also an important leader, serving as a team captain. She was named AMCC Player of the Week once. 

Smith graduated from Karns City High School where she played volleyball, basketball, ran track and field, and was a cheerleader. She is an Occupational Therapy major and the daughter of Jeffery and Carisa Smith. A graduate of Lockport High School, Megan played four years of volleyball and four years of softball. An Occupational Therapy major, Megan is the daughter of Mary and Tom Schneider.

The full list of all-conference players can be found on the AMCC Website.