Slaughter, Nalovic, Serna, Wickham garner honors at MSC championship banquet
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Slaughter, Nalovic, Serna, Wickham garner honors at MSC championship banquet
Cumberland head coach Kathy Slaughter being presented the Mid-South Conference Coach of the YEar award from MSC commissioner Eric Ward. (Credit: MSC officials)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Masa Nalovic was voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and seniors Mikayla Wickham and Lyssette Serna earned Second Team All-MSC honors. Head coach Kathy Slaughter was voted Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year, as announced by the league office Wednesday night in Bowling Green, Ky.

Nalovic ranks fifth in the Mid-South Conference with 364 kills, 3.0 per set, while ranking 12th in blocks with 63. The Belgrade, Serbia, native has posted 22 matches with double-digit kills, including 20 at the University of the Cumberlands and 19 versus Martin Methodist last week.

Wickham ranks second on the club and 7th in the conference with 328 kills this season, 2.5 per set, while collecting 55 total blocks. The Olivet, Mich., native has netted 18 matches with double-figure kills, including 18 kills vs Georgetown and 17 a piece against Loyola and the Cumberlands.

Serna ranks third on the club and 11th in the league in kills with 295, 2.2 per set, while recording 387 digs, good for 8th most digs in the Mid-South, also second on the Phoenix. The San Diego, Calif., native has recorded 11 outings with double-figure kills and 21 matches with double-digit digs, including eight double-doubles. 

Fifth year head coach led the Phoenix to a 22-13 record in 2019. This is the first time the Phoenix have posted 20 wins since 2010-11 when CU won 24 games that year.

Luciana Arena, Nicole Carey, Madison Dinwiddie, Sadie Edmonston, Hannah Mills, Raegan Moeller, Holland Mooney, Shea Moore, Masa Nalovic, Allie Poston, Kelci Williams each garnered Academic All Mid-South Conference for their work in the classroom.


First Team All-Mid-South Conference
Zykeria Allen, Life University
McKala Bozman, Georgetown College
Elly Burke, Lindsey Wilson 
Emily Mohs, Thomas More
Jenna Mummert, Thomas More
Masa Nalovic, Cumberland University
Kasia Niderla, Lindsey Wilson
Taylor Parrish, Life University
Macie Rhoads, Shawnee State
Camryn Rich, Lindsey Wilson 
Noelani Simpson, Pikeville
Alexis Smith, Lindsey Wilson
Sarah Snyder, Georgetown College
Mary Zimmerman, Life University
Second Team All-Mid-South Conference
Marin Black, Life University
Brianna Cathers, Georgetown College
Sonia Flendrich, Campbellsville University
Jessica Ginn, Thomas More 
Mackenzie Koch, Cumberlands 
Madison Krumpelman, Thomas More 
Lauren Larzelere, Lindsey Wilson 
Paige Merrick, Campbellsville University
Madison Mudd, Georgetown College
Autumn Proctor, Lindsey Wilson 
Lena Pucnik, Life University
Lyssette Serna, Cumberland University
Jaimie Thompson, Campellsville University
Mikayla Wickham, Cumberland University

Player of the Year: Kasia Niderla, Lindsey Wilson
Freshman of the Year: Kasia Niderla, Lindsey Wilson
Libero of the Year: Jaimie Thompson, Campbellsville University
Coach of the Year: Kathy Slaughter, Cumberland University