NEWTON, Mass. -- Mount Ida women's volleyball senior outside hitter Mary Kate Reidy (Agawam, Mass.) was named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference first team, capping off a terrific four-year career for the Green and White. Freshman Cassidy Bechtle (Henniker, N.H.) received recognition to the all-sportsmanship team in her first season.
One of the best to ever wear the Mustang uniform, Reidy will leave Mount Ida in the top-10 of a number of statistical category. As the first women's player to reach the 1,000 kills mark, Reidy has left an imprint on the program and created a standard for excellence. This season she led the Mustangs in kills (360), digs (385), hitting percentage (.189), and a number of other categories. Consistently looking to improve her game, Reidy has improved every year in a Mustangs uniform and continued to climb the record books.
A tremendous leader, Reidy was named a captain this season and was always a vocal leader on the court. The first selection to the all-conference first team since 2012, Reidy and the Mustangs had a tremendously successful season, finishing 20-13 overall and 6-6 in GNAC action.
Joining Reidy in the all-conference honorees, Bechtle was named to the all-sportsmanship team. A serving specialist, Bechtle helped improve the Mustangs attack and showed a determination to improve every day.
Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, providing career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,450 students for success. The College is comprised of the School of Applied Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Design and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, awarding associate, bachelor and master's degrees. www.mountida.edu