The Mountain East Conference announces its first Acrobatics & Tumbling All-MEC teams along with its top honors for the 2019 season. The student-athletes were presented their awards at the inaugural MEC Acrobatics & Tumbling Championship this past weekend at Fairmont StateUniversity.
Kenzie Kyle, a sophomore base at West Liberty was named to the All-MEC second team. She was one of the busiest Hilltoppers this season. A key figure in every Acro and Pyramid event, her specialty skills in basing helped West Liberty consistently improve its scoring in those events over the course of the year.
Kelsey Kyle, a senior base at Fairmont State University was named the Specialist of the Year for her efforts. She serves as a base during competitions, including Pyramid, where she has helped Fairmont State post a perfect score of 10.0 in five different meets this year. Kyle helped Fairmont State average a 9.77 in the inversion pyramid, and a 9.98 in the open pyramid this season. The open pyramid has not scored below a 9.95 (out of 10.0) this season.
Fairmont State won the MEC regular season and the MEC tournament championship. The Falcons earned the No. 5 seed in the NCATA National Championship Tournament that will take place at Baylor University April 25-27.
ACROBATICS & TUMBLING
2019 All-Mountain East Conference Team
MEC Athlete of the Year: Kara Naples (Fairmont State)
MEC Specialist of the Year: Kelsey Kyle (Fairmont State)
MEC Freshman of the Year: Catherine Reynolds (Fairmont State)
MEC Coach of the Year: Kristi Kiefer (Fairmont State)
Name School Cl. Hometown
Haley Alitzer Fairmont State Sr. Middletown, Del.
Nina Day Davis & Elkins Fr. Sandwich, Ill.
Brianna D’Angelo Glenville State Sr. Endicott, N.Y.
Sarah DiSpaltro Glenville State Sr. San Diego, Calif.
TheresaEvangelista West Liberty Fr. Zebulon, NC
Nicole Johnson W.Va. Wesleyan So. Lubbock, Texas
Joniah Howell W.Va. Wesleyan Fr. Waco, Texas
Kelsey Kyle Fairmont State Sr. Parsons, W.Va.
Karah Naples Fairmont State Sr. Woodbridge, Va.
Catherine Reynolds Fairmont State Fr. Fairfax, Va.
Abagail Settembrino Fairmont State Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa.
Jenae Shar Glenville State Sr. Washingtonville, Oh
Name School Cl Hometown
Kylee Buzzard West Liberty So. St. Marys, WV
Sarah Calk Urbana Fr. Corpus Christi, Texas
Jackie Deary Glenville State Sr. Brooklyn, Conn.
Lexus Ficca West Liberty So. Weirton, WV
Cheyenna Jones Davis & Elkins So. San Jose, Calif.
Kenzie Kyle West Liberty So. Parsons, WV
Kassidy Montondo Davis & Elkins So. Watertown, N.Y.
Kate-Lynn Sidenstecker Urbana Fr. Bay City, Mich.
Jennifer Tassos Fairmont State Sr. Clarksburg, W.Va.
Rebekah White W.Va. Wesleyan Fr. Williamson, W.Va