2 HFC volleyball players receive all-conference honors

Katelyn Pinkowski

Katelyn Pinkowski

DEARBORN — The Michigan Community College Athletic Association honored Henry Ford College volleyball players Victoria Konan and Katelyn Pinkowski recently.

Pinkowski, a freshman middle-hitter for HFC, received All-Region, All-MCCAA post-season honors. She was also voted First Team All-Conference and was selected to the All-Freshman Team. Standing 5 feet 10 inches tall, the Allen Park-based Cabrini High School alumna played in 26 matches, had an average of 1.66 kills per set, a hitting percentage of .282, an average of 2.6 points per set, and a total of 239 points throughout the season.

Konan, a sophomore right-side/middle-hitter, received Honorable Mention All-Conference from the MCCAA. Standing 6 feet 3 inches tall, the Southgate High School alumna played in 26 matches, had an average of 1.62 kills per set, a hitting percentage of .141, an average of 2.3 points per set, and a total of 212.5 points throughout the season.

Victoria Konan

Victoria Konan

HFC head volleyball coach Rosemary Motamedi takes pride in her players’ accomplishments and post-season honors.

“Katie was our most consistent player this year,” Motamedi said. “She led our team in points scored and at one time, she was on the leaderboard for blocks per set. She was a consistent go-to player we could depend on every match.”

“Victoria was a force to be reckoned with on the right side of the court,” Motamedi said. “She’s definitely one of the hardest-working players on the team, and she performed better than her opponents expected. She had so much power that they weren’t able to defend against her.

“Both players performed well at the service line. They’re doing well academically, too. I’m very proud of their accomplishments, and it has been a pleasure coaching them.”

The Hawks finished the season 4-8 in the Division II conference and were 9-19 overall.

“These young women have a lot of heart and a lot of drive,” Motamedi said.