Senior outside hitter Cassidy Rea became the 15th member of the Westmont women’s volleyball program to earn NAIA volleyball All-American honors. Rea was named to the second team, the NAIA announced on Tuesday.
Rea was fantastic on the offensive end due to a powerful strike that allowed her to earn a .312 attacking percentage. Her 496 kills this season ranks 14th in the NAIA and sixth for a single season in the Warrior record book.
Rea also earned all-conference honors for the fourth time this season and she is a two-time NAIA and GSAC Scholar-Athlete. She also earned two of her three Athlete of the Week honors this season.
Last year, Rea was honored with the NAIA’s A. O. Duer Award, given to just one male and one female NAIA athlete from across the country who excels in scholarship, character, and citizenship.
As a senior, Rea played a pivotal role in helping the Warriors during their incredible NAIA Tournament run which saw them reach their first NAIA title game in program history. Westmont was also the first unranked team to make it to the championship game.
Rea was named to the All-Tournament Team after finishing posting 107 total kills, which were the second most, and a .299 attacking percentage.
For her career, Rea finished with 1,301 kills, the ninth most in program history while her 276 blocks are the 10th most in team history. Her .304 attack percentage is the third-best and best among all pin position hitters.