Two HFC volleyball players earn post-season accolades

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Release Date: 11/9/2017

Two HFC volleyball players earn post-season accolades

The Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) honored two Henry Ford College (HFC) volleyball players: Victoria Konan and Katelyn Pinkowski.

Konan, a sophomore right-side/middle-hitter for HFC, received Honorable Mention All-Conference from the MCCAA. Standing 6 foot 3, the Southgate High School alumna played in 26 matches, had an average of 1.62 kills per set, a hitting percentage of .141, an average of 2.3 points per set, and a total of 212.5 points throughout the season.

Pinkowski, a freshman middle-hitter for HFC, received All-Region, All-MCCAA post-season honors. She was also voted First Team All-Conference and was selected to the All-Freshman Team. Standing 5 foot 10, the Allen Park-based Cabrini High School alumna played in 26 matches, had an average of 1.66 kills per set, a hitting percentage of .282, an average of 2.6 points per set, and a total of 239 points throughout the season.

Rosemary Motamedi, HFC head volleyball coach, takes pride in her players’ accomplishments, and their post-season honors.

“Katie was our most consistent player this year. She led our team in points scored and at one time, she was on the leader board for blocks per set. She was a consistent go-to player we could depend on every match,” said Motamedi.

“Victoria was a force to be reckoned with on the right side of the court. She’s definitely one of the hardest-working players on the team, and she performed better than her opponents expected. She had so much power that they weren’t able to defend against her.

“Both players performed well at the service line. They’re doing well academically, too. I’m very proud of their accomplishments, and it has been a pleasure coaching them,” Motamedi added.

The Hawks finished the season 4-8 in the tough Division II conference and were 9-19 overall.

“These young women have a lot of heart and a lot of drive,” said Motamedi.