Eve Stephens

Eve Stephens, right, celebrates a point during a UAA match.

As Eve Stephens continues her stellar career with the UAA volleyball program, the former Colony High School star continues to garner honors.

Stephens, a 6-foot-1 sophomore right side hitter, has been named first-team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference. This is the second straight year that Stephens not only earned the honor, but was a unanimous selection. She leads the league with 3.97 kills per set and 4.70 points per set. She’s also ranked in the top 15 in the conference in attack percentage (.265) and blocks per set (0.88).

Stephens has been named to an all-tournament team twice during the regular season. She made the list at both the Division II West Region Showcase and the Seawolf Invitational. Stephens has also been a standout in the classroom. She is a candidate for Academic All-American honors, sporting a 4.0 grade point average while studying accounting.

In mid-November Stephens was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Volleyball team. She was picked as one of the top seven athletes who also excel in academics from 36 different schools in the region.

Stephens also earned a number of honors as a freshman. She was named the GNAC Freshman of the Year and first-team all-conference. Stephens was also named an AVCA All-American honorable mention.

Stephens set a school record for attack percentage by a freshman, with a mark of .330. She was also ranked nationally in multiple categories.

During her three seasons with the Colony varsity volleyball program, Stephens led the Knights to back-to-back Northern Lights Conference titles as a junior and senior. She was also named the NLC Player of the Year following each of those seasons.

Stephens and the Seawolves hit the court Thursday in San Bernardino, California, for the first round of the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships. Fourth-seeded UAA meets fifth-seeded UC-San Diego. The Seawolves are 22-6.

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