CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Volleyball senior Mallory McIntyre (Winnipeg, Manitoba/St. Mary's Academy) has been selected as UMBC's nominee for the America East's Woman of the Year award, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.
McIntyre, who was selected as one of two UMBC Outstanding Female Senior Athletes at Monday's Varsity Awards Banquet, led the Retrievers to a program-best nine America East wins in 2013, and then the conference title match in November.
As a senior, McIntyre overcame a mid-season injury to dish out a career-best 1,127 assists, the tenth-most for a single season in volleyball program history. She led the conference in setting, averaging 10.34 assists per set. During the season, she was named the America East Setter of the Week four times, and then was selected as the conference Setter of the Year at the post-season banquet, and also received a spot on the All-Conference First Team for the second year in a row.
The Retriever captain crossed the 50-assist plateau seven times this season and piloted UMBC to its first-ever win over in-state rival Maryland, a 3-0 sweep at the GW/Nike Invitational. In addition, she handed out 56 assists on Oct. 11 as the Retrievers earned their first win in program history at conference rival Albany.
McIntyre has excelled in the classroom, as well, earning a spot on the America East Honor Roll in each of her first two years, and then receiving a mention on the Commissioner's Honor Roll as a junior and as a senior. She is set to graduate in two weeks with a degree in media and communication studies, as well as minor degrees in management of aging studies and American studies.
Nominees School Sport
Kathryn Fanning Albany XC/TF
Grace Vickers Binghamton Volleyball
Megan Barry Hartford XC/TF
Lisa Bijman Maine Soccer
Maggie Malone Maine Soccer
Mallory McIntyre UMBC Volleyball
Megan Bozek New Hampshire Field Hockey/Lacrosse
Olivia Burne Stony Brook XC/TF
Kristen Weberg Vermont Track and Field