Photo of CSUEB volleyball player Suzy Ni Xu in her Pioneers uniform.

Suzy Ni Xu (Photo: Kelley Cox)

CSUEB volleyball player Suzy Ni Xu named CCAA Newcomer of the Year

  • November 29, 2012 5:00am

Pioneer volleyball player Suzy Ni Xu was honored as CCAA Newcomer of the Year and was also named to first-team All-Conference. The yearly awards are voted on by the head coaches in the conference. Xu is a junior majoring in kinesiology.

Xu was the top attacker for East Bay in 2012, leading the Pioneers with 360 kills, 919 total attempts, 404 points, and a .260 hitting percentage. She averaged 3.13 kills per set and was third on the team with 55 total blocks. In conference matches this year, she was fifth in the CCAA in kills and ranked in the top-10 in hitting percentage.

She played her best match of the season in the final week, posting a career-high 28 kills and hitting .522 in a win over Cal State Monterey Bay.

Xu is the sixth Pioneer to win an end-of-season award — and the second to win Newcomer of the Year — since East Bay moved up to Division II. She joins CCAA honorees Jacari Whitfield (2011-12), Micah Walker (2011-12), Lauren Lucchesi (2009-10), and Charlie Sharrer (2010), as well as WWPA Newcomer of the Year Claire Pierce (2010).

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