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Xavier's Bobkova, Lyons, Vincent selected All-GCAC

Iva Bobkova

Iva Bobkova
     Sierra Lyons

Sierra Lyons
     Erin Vincent

Erin Vincent
     November 18, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Iva Bobkova, Sierra Lyons and Erin Vincent were Xavier University of Louisiana's representatives on the 2010 All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball team announced Wednesday.
     Bobkova, a 5-foot-10 junior from Brno, Czech Republic, and a graduate of Ludvika Danka and New Mexico Military Junior College, led the GCAC and was 21st in the NAIA in aces per set during the

regular season. Lyons, a 6-1 freshman from Houma, La., and a graduate of Terrebonne High School, was second in the conference in kills per set and fourth in hitting percentage. Vincent, a 5-9 senior from The Woodlands, Texas, and a graduate of Oak Ridge High School, was sixth the GCAC in kills per set and in hitting percentage.
     The three were the leaders of a Xavier program which returned to intercollegiate competition this season after a five-year absence. Among the Gold Nuggets' highlights were three victories against NCAA Division I opponents and a third-place finish in the GCAC Tournament this past weekend.

2010 All-GCAC Women's Volleyball Team
Name School Position Height Class Hometown
Monica Alcantara Dillard Right-Side Hitter 5-10 Junior Brasilia, Brazil
Wynieka Anderson SUNO Outside Hitter 5-8 Freshman Baton Rouge, La.
Veronica Azubuike SUNO Middle Blocker 5-9 Freshman Dallas, Texas
Iva Bobkova Xavier Outside Hitter 5-10 Junior Brno, Czech Republic
Gabrielle Carter SUNO Setter 5-8 Freshman New Orleans, La.
Jamara Celistan Dillard Middle Blocker 5-9 Freshman Luling, La.
Danta Cobb Dillard Setter 5-4 Senior New Orleans, La.
Krista Hall Dillard Middle Blocker 5-9 Junior Mesquite, Texas
Sierra Lyons Xavier Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker 6-1 Freshman Houma, La.
Zorana Piljevic Dillard Outside Hitter/Defensive Specialist 5-11 Senior Belgrade, Serbia
Erin Vincent Xavier Outside Hitter 5-9 Senior The Woodlands, Texas
Valencia Wise Dillard Outside Hitter 5-8 Senior Belle Rose, La.
Player of the Year:  Valencia Wise, Dillard
Libero of the Year:  Zorana Piljevic, Dillard
Setter of the Year:  Danta Cobb, Dillard
Freshman of the Year:  Veronica Azubuike, SUNO
Coach of the Year:  Yolanda Brown, Dillard


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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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