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Lively Named AVCA Division III Honorable Mention All-America

Lively Named AVCA Division III Honorable Mention All-America Lexington, Ky. - November 17, 2009 - For the second-straight year, Heather Lively was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III Honorable Mention All-America selection. The junior outside hitter helped lead Springfield to a 27-7 record in the 2009 campaign.

Lively has racked up the awards this postseason as she was also named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) First Team, the NEWMAC Women’s Volleyball Academic All-Conference Team, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) New England All-Region First Team, and the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) All-New England First Team.

Lively, a native of Royalston, Mass., had another standout year for Springfield. In her second year for the Pride, Lively was notched 432 kills, averaging 3.42 per game with a .243 hitting percentage. While playing all the way around the court this season, she added 221 digs to go along with 31 aces. In addition, her 3.97 points per game ranked second in the conference.

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