Westwood, MA --- WPI senior Azita Bakhtyari (Andover, MA) has been named as a NEWMAC Women's Volleyball All-Conference second team honoree and junior Colleen Mullins (Andover, MA) was named as the team's NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship honoree.
Bakhtyari, the seventh different Engineer to be recognized by the NEWMAC or NEW 8 and is the third WPI selection in four years following a lengthy absence, was fourth in assists (351) and assists per set (9.75) in conference contests. Overall, the dental school hopeful was seventh in both categories despite missing a handful of matches due to interviews.
For the season, Bakhtyari handed out a season-best 43 helpers versus Babson and Trinity and a season-high 20 digs against Springfield while compiling a dozen double-doubles in 2018. Overall, Bakhtyari recorded 2,506 assists and 950 digs in 113 matches.
Look for more on the All-Sportsmanship team later this month.