LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell volleyball senior Karen Campbell (Chesapeake, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate) was voted to the All-Patriot League Second Team, as announced by the conference on Tuesday. She is the Bison’s first All-Patriot League honoree since Heidi Kamp earned First Team honors in 2010.
Campbell, a middle blocker from Chesapeake, Va., was solid from start to finish in her final season at Bucknell. She opened the year by receiving all-tournament recognition at the team’s first four events, including the MVP award at the Sacred Heart Invitational. She was named Patriot League Player of the Week early in the season, the first Bucknell player to do so since 2010, and won the award again in the final week of the season after leading the Bison to wins over Army West Point and Holy Cross.
At the conclusion of the regular season, Campbell ranked second in the Patriot League in blocks/set (1.15) and fifth in both hitting percentage (.345) and kills/set (3.01). She tallied double-digit kills in 17 of Bucknell’s 26 matches and had a hitting percentage over .400 on nine occasions.
Campbell is in the Bucknell record books for multiple blocking categories. She ranks second all-time with 308 block assists and third all-time with 388 total blocks.
Bucknell had its best season in nearly a decade, and Campbell spearheaded that effort. The Bison finished 14-12 overall, its first winning record since 2006, and went 8-8 in the Patriot League. They took fifth in the conference standings, just one spot outside the four-team conference tournament.
Campbell is Bucknell’s 38th All-Patriot League selection and is the 18th Bison to land on the Second Team.
2015 Patriot League Volleyball Major Award Winners and All-League Teams
Player of the Year: Monika Smidova, American, Sr., S
Setter of the Year: Monika Smidova, American, Sr., S*
Libero of the Year: Hoakalei Dawson, American, So., L
Rookie of the Year: Carmen Unzue, American, Fr., MB
Coach of the Year: Barry Goldberg, American
First Team All-League
Monika Smidova, American, Sr., S*
Allison Cappellino, American, Sr., OH*
Kristyna Lindovska, American, Sr., OPP*
Vanessa Edwards, Army West Point, Sr., S
Leah Turner, Lehigh, Sr., OH
Kathleen Harris, Colgate, Jr., OH
Nicole Perri, Army West Point, Sr., OH
Second Team All-League
Stephanie Slater, Lehigh, Sr., RS
Carolyn Bockrath, Army West Point, So., MB
Karen Campbell, Bucknell, Sr., MB
Vanessa Wesley, Army West Point, So., MB/RS
Mandy Sifferlen, Holy Cross, Jr., OH
Hoakalei Dawson, American, So., L
Katie Stebbins, Colgate, Jr., RS/OH