BUTLER, Pa. – Moniteau grad Aslyn Pry was named a second-team NJCAA All-American for Butler County Community College.
Pry, a middle hitter, earned second-team honors, while teammate and setter Morgan Jack was a first-team selection.
“I am very excited,” Pry said, “and very grateful.”
Jack and Pry helped to lead BC3 volleyball teams to a 37-7 record in the past two seasons, a No. 1 NJCAA Division III national ranking for the first time in 2022 and a sixth-place finish in the 2021 Division III national championship tournament in Minnesota.
“It helped that we had such a close bond coming in from last year,” Jack said.
“Morgan and I wouldn’t have been able to receive this award if we didn’t have a great team surrounding us,” Pry said. “… We all just meshed together well.”
The Pioneers in 2022 also won their fourth consecutive Division III Region 20 championship and their seventh Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference crown in a row.
“All-American is a team award,” said Rob Snyder, BC3’s director of student life and athletics, and head coach of the college’s volleyball team. “You don’t get individual awards unless the team is successful. For players to receive this honor means they each had to be outstanding individuals in a really successful team season.”
Ten of BC3’s past 11 All-American recipients have been female student-athletes.
Pry had 301 kills in 2022. She recorded at least 10 in 19 of BC3’s 23 matches.
“Such a leader,” Jack said of Pry. “She showed what it is like to be a good player and a good teammate. She always brought positive energy, and her skills improved so much from last year.”
BC3’s volleyball program has 11 of the college’s 33 All-American awards, including Breanna Reisinger in 2021.
Pry in 2021-2022 was the leading rebounder in Division III women’s basketball with 19.6 per game and ranked fourth in scoring with 23.2 points per game in being chosen as an honorable mention All-American.