BEVERLY, Mass. - Emily Diezemann (Peabody, Mass.) and Emma Mancini (Lynnfield, Mass.) of the Endicott women's volleyball team have been selected to play in the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) Senior Classic on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The Classic will be hosted by Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., and will be comprised of the top 30 seniors in the region.
Over their four year careers, the two seniors helped Endicott to back-to-back Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championships in 2016 and 2017, ending their careers in the semifinals in 2018. Overall, Diezemann and Mancini led the Gulls to an overall record of 86-43, and a record of 30-4 against CCC foes. Their senior campaign saw the Gulls knock off four regionally-ranked foes in Springfield, Tufts, Amherst and Wesleyan, the latter of which advanced to the NCAA DIII Quarterfinals to end the season.
"It is exciting to see both Emily and Emma recognized on this level and invited to compete with the other top seniors in the region," said head coach Tim Byram. "I think what they and the team were able to accomplish during this four year span speaks volumes to what they both brought to the program. All of those things were needed to get to where we are today. They both crushed the workouts and showed up every day ready to work hard, while also encouraging and pushing others to do the same. They both regularly looked for ways to help and were always a first to grab a net pole or a broom or whatever was needed and not pass it along to an underclassmen.