Umansky, Porosa Named All-CAA
Posted: November 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
George Mason senior Jesica Umansky and junior Natalia Porosa have had some tremendous volleyball performances against Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponents this season and in the process, they earned the respect of the opposing coaches. That respect showed last week when the All-CAA awards were handed out.
Umansky was named All-CAA for the fourth time when she was named to the All-CAA first team. She was first team in 2002 and second team in 2003 and in 2001, when she was named CAA Rookie of the Year. Umansky also shared another big honor, as she was named CAA Co-Setter of the Year. Umansky won the inaugural Setter of the Year award in 2002 and Coghlan earned the distinction in 2003.
Umansky led the CAA in assists per game this year with 11.95 per game and she was fourth in service aces per game with 0.50. She has 1,028 assists on the year and 43 aces. She is second all-time at Mason in career assists with 4,574. She also is fourth all-time in service aces, with 163.
Porosa earned her first All-CAA honor as she, too, was named to the All-CAA first team. She was CAA Player of the Week twice in 2004 and she has twice been named to the CAA All-Tournament team. Porosa was second in the CAA this season with 3.78 kills per game. She played in 79 games this year with a .238 attack percentage. Porosa also has more than 200 digs this season making her one of the Patriots’ top performers in that key defensive category. This is her third straight season with at least 250 kills, 200 digs and 35 blocks.