GREENSBORO (November 16, 2017) – North Carolina A&T freshmen Edie Brewer (6-foot, setter/right side, West Chester, Ohio) and Courteney Pitt (6-1, outside hitter, Farmville, NC) were each named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team the league has announced.
“We are very proud of Edie and Courteney for making the All-Rookie team,” said N.C. A&T coach Hal Clifton. “Both young ladies had fantastic freshman seasons. But keep in mind, this is a team sport and no one makes all-conference by themselves. Our team has had a good year.”
Brewer has appeared in all 27 matches while making 26 starts for the Aggies, leading the team in assists (5.95 per set) and service aces (44). She has posted six double-doubles this season, and is third in the MEAC in service aces per set (0.46) while ranking 10th in assists (565).
Nationally, Brewer is 18th in aces per set and 22nd in service aces (44). On Oct. 9, the MEAC named Brewer the conference’s rookie of the week after recording a triple double (13 kills, 25 assists, 11 digs vs. Gardner-Webb). She is the only MEAC player to notch a triple-double this season and has led the Aggies in assists in all matches.
“Edie did a very nice job running the offense as a freshman,” Clifton said. “However, she is more than just a setter. She also is a passer and an attacker in our offense. She doesn't have as many assists per set because we run a 6-2. She hit .201 for the season with 153 kills on 418 attempts. No other setter in the conference is close to that.”
Pitt has seen action in all 27 contests while making nine starts during her rookie campaign, ranking second on the team in kills (212) and kills per set (2.33). She is fifth on the Aggies with 16 service aces, while her 22 blocks are sixth most on the squad.
Pitt, who was named Co-MEAC rookie of the week on Oct. 2, has posted double-figure kills in eight matches and slammed a season-high 17 kills at Alabama State.
“Courteney did a really nice job adjusting to be an outside hitter at the college level after playing mostly middle and right side in club and high school ball,” said Clifton. “She has a powerful arm and at almost 3 kills per set in conference, she is scoring points for us. It will be exciting to follow these two young ladies as they continue to grow and get stronger. No doubt they will leave a big mark on the history of North Carolina A&T volleyball.”
NC A&T dropped their final two matches of the season, finishing the regular season 14-13 and 6-4 in the league. They have earned the MEAC Southern Division’s third seed in the upcoming MEAC tournament and will take on the MEAC Northern Division’s second-seeded Howard Bison, Friday at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals at Maryland Eastern Shore’s W.P. Hytche Athletic Center.