December 7, 2010

Monica McFarland Named Honorable Mention All-Region by COBRA Magazine

Dec. 7, 2010

Cal State Northridge sophomore Monica McFarland has been named honorable mention All-Southwest Region by COBRA Magazine which celebrates the success of volleyball players of African descent.

McFarland, a 5-8 sophomore outside hitter from Riverside, Calif., finished fourth on the Matadors with 187 kills this season. She averaged 1.63 kills per game while hitting .200 which was third among Northridge hitters. She also had 299 digs (2.60) and 19 aces (0.17 sapg). McFarland now has 709 digs in two seasons in a Matador uniform.

"Monica had a great year," said head coach Jeff Stork. "She was a primary passer for us and she was also a steady outside hitter. Monica understands the nuances of playing the game and how important it is to be steady while you play. In that regard she was actually very good because she rarely made mistakes and yet she was a positive force for the result of the team."

COBRA Magazine's purpose is to celebrate the success of volleyball players of African descent in hopes of encouraging black girls across the country to pursue the sport.

COBRA Magazine website

Southwest Region Player of the Year:
Mbebui Chafeh, San Bernardino

All-Southwest Region
Tiffany Owens, OH, Sr., Arizona
Whitney Dosty, OH, Sr., Arizona
Cursty Jackson, MB, Jr., Arizona
Alex Jupiter, OH, Jr., USC
Falyn Fonoimoana, OH, Fr., USC
Sarah Reaves, OH, Sr., Arizona State
Ingrid Carmona, OH, So., Cal Baptist
Jasmine Rankins, OH/OPP, Jr., Loyola Marymount
Keidra Williams, MB, Jr., West Texas
Kayleigh Giddens, OH, Sr., New Mexico State
Mbebui Chafeh, OH, Sr., San Bernardino
Nicole Moore, OH, Sr., San Bernardino
Jazmine Green, OH, Fr., San Jacinto College
Briana Mason, MH, Sr., UT-San Antonio
Brittany Malloy, MH, So., UT-San Antonio

Honorable Mention
Jennifer Edmond, RS, Jr., Cal State Fullerton
Miara Cave, OH, So., Texas Tech
Barbara Conceicao, MB, Sr., Texas Tech
Whitney Woods, OH, Sr., New Mexico State
Jeane Horton, MB, Fr., UTEP
Monica McFarland, OH, So., Cal State Northridge

- GO MATADORS -