SJCS GRAD LEAH SAUNDERS NAMED FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

Emory University junior Leah Saunders, a 2017 SJCS graduate, has been named to the 2019 Division III All-America First Team as chosen by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

The South Region Player of the Year and a four-time University Athletic Association Player of the Week, Saunders led Emory to the NCAA Division III national championship match, where the Eagles came up short in their bid to repeat, losing to Johns Hopkins. She was one of two Emory representatives on the All-Championship Team.

Saunders earned a berth on the NCAA Atlanta Regional all-tournament team and was selected to all-tourney squads this season at the Emory Classic (MVP), Emory Invitational (MVP) and the East-To-West Battle.

Click here for more on Saunders’ All-America honor and here for more on the championship match.