Latvian Love: Cielena Named to Volleyball All-Tourney Team

Barry freshman middle blocker Laine Cielena was named to the Palm Beach Atlantic Hyatt Place Sunshine Classic All-Tournament Team following her two-day performance in West Palm Beach.

Cielena had a team-high 40 kills and attacked at a .333 percentage as the Buccaneers went 2-2, knocking off the No. 18-ranked team in the country. Cielena, a native of Krimuldas Novads, Latvia, also racked up 17 blocks, including two solos.

She was one of seven players named to the all-tournament team.

Barry plays at the Grand Rapids Classic, hosted by Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., this weekend.


2012 Hyatt Place Sunshine Classic Volleyball

 All-Tournament Team


Outside Hitter:        Colleen Mitros- Redshirt-Senior (Lewis University)                               

Outside Hitter:         Hillary Hughes- Senior (Washburn University)

Rightside Hitter:      Christina Alessi- Junior (Palm Beach Atlantic University)

Middle Hitter:           Jessica Fey- Senior (Washburn University)

Middle Hitter:           Laine Cielena- Freshman (Barry University)

Setter:                       Becca Acevedo- Sophomore (Palm Beach Atlantic University)

Libero:                        Amy Choi- Junior (Lewis University)