Hoboken, NJ – Senior libero Julia Reilly recently joined former Ducks Rachel Ostroff and Melanie Volk, becoming just the third student-athlete in the women’s volleyball program history to receive CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors by earning District 2 third-team accolades. In addition to her numerous contributions on the court, the Oradell, N.J. native currently holds a 3.84 cumulative grade-point average as a Chemical Biology major.
A staple in the Stevens lineup since arriving on the Hudson four years ago, Reilly has enjoyed a stellar senior season, garnering Empire 8 Libero/Defensive Specialist of the Year honors, averaging a team-high 3.94 digs per set through the Ducks’ regular season. With 457 digs on the year, Reilly upped her career dig total to 1,993 – seven digs shy of becoming just the second student-athlete in Stevens’ history to surpass the 2,000 dig plateau.
An Empire 8 Presidents’ List honoree in 2007 and a Stevens Coach’s Award winner in 2008, Reilly currently ranks first all-time in digs per set (4.33) and second in career digs (1,993).
Stevens, which won 20 of its final 21 matches, posting a 32-5 regular season mark, will make its seventh-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance on Friday, November 12 when it takes on Great Northeast Athletic Conference champion Johnson & Wales University (24-12) in the opening round of the New York Regional to be held at the Coles Sports Center on the campus of New York University.
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Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts. Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.