OCALA-- The College of Central Florida women's volleyball team had four players named to the Mid-Florida Conference All-Conference teams.
Sophomores Marina Cruz and Veronica Brod Farias, along with newcomer Amanda Lebioda were named to the MFC First Team, while freshman setter Maria Idjilov received second team all-conference honors. CF, along with NJCAA No. 2 Polk State College, landed the most first team selections with three each, while Daytona State College had two.
Cruz led the Patriot offense this year with 289 kills, while notching 318 total digs in 30 matches. She recorded a career-high 21 kills against St. Petersburg College on September 13 and a career-high 23 digs against Indian River State College on opening weekend in Tampa. The Brazilian native has registered 11 double-doubles on the year, with 10 or more kills on 14 occasions this season and 10 or more digs in 18 matches.
Brod Farias, a two-time MFC First Team selection, registered 2.49 kills per set in 18 matches, recording 169 total kills and 87 total blocks on the year. The Brazilian native recorded a career-high 15 kills on three occasions this season, with 10 or more kills in six matches. She registered five or more blocks in nine matches, with a career-high 10 total blocks against Missouri-West Plains at the Tyler Junior College Invitational in September.
Freshman outside hitter Lebioda has a made a splash for the Lady Patriots down the stretch, recording 175 total kills and 229 total digs in 30 matches this season. She recorded a career-high 25 digs against Hillsborough Community College on opening weekend, while notching a career-high 19 kills against Polk State in conference play.
MFC second team selection Idjilov ranks No. 7 in FCSAA in assists per set (8.11) and recorded a season-high 50 assists against Florida State College at Jacksonville on September 1.
The Lady Patriots will head to Bradenton on Thursday for the FCSAA Volleyball State Championships, which start on Friday, November 2 and go through Sunday. CF will kick off the double-elimination tournament on Friday against two-time defending state and national champions Miami Dade College at 10 a.m. Winner will advance to face the winner of St. Petersburg-Florida State College at Jacksonville at 4 p.m. Loser will drop to the losers bracket and face the loser of St. Pete and FSCJ at 4 p.m. For a complete tournament schedule, click here.