DURHAM, N.H. – Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Alberta, Alberta) and senior co-captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) were named to the America East All-Conference First-Team on Friday night at the conference awards banquet held on the University at Albany campus.
For the first time in the history of the America East conference, one team placed four student-athletes on the All-Rookie Team. Outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta), middle blocker Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.), libero Alyse Lahti (Pepper Pike, Ohio) and setter Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) represented the Wildcats with two-thirds of the 2006 All-Rookie Team. Uitti was also named to the America East All-Conference Second-Team for an outstanding freshman campaign quarterbacking the Wildcats’ offense.
Blouin led the team in kills in 2006 with a career-high 402 in her junior season, which ranks eighth on the all-time Wildcat single-season kill list. She also ranked third on the team in hitting percentage (.222), digs (224) and blocks (60). Blouin ranked fifth among America East players with 3.94 kills per game.
Rehn capped off her successful Wildcat career with 376 kills in her senior season and 546 kills for her career. She also posted 318 digs which was the second best total on the UNH roster in 2006. Rehn ranked seventh in the conference averaging 3.84 kills per game.
Bates ranked fourth among Wildcat players in kills with 145 and Uitti finished the season with a team-leading 852 assists in her freshman campaign, which ranks seventh on UNH’s all-time single-season assist leaderboard. Uitti also had the fourth best helper total among America East setters with 10.27 assists per game.
Fogarty totaled 88 kills in her first season in Durham ranking fifth on the ‘Cats roster and she ranked second on the team with 74 blocks. Her 0.95 blocks per game was the fourth best total among conference players. Lahti was the dig leader in 2006 as the starting libero with 404 digs. Her 4.25 digs per game was third on the America East statistical leaderboard. Her dig total in her freshman season ranks fifth on UNH’s all-time single-season dig list.