The Bridgeport women's volleyball team is well represented on the 2012 American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II All-East Region Team, as four Purple Knights have been recognized. Earning honors are a trio of UB sophomores in Larissa Oliveira, Biljana Savic and Ying Shen. It was the second consecutive year that Oliveira and Savic earned AVCA all-region accolades. Bridgeport senior Sabrina Simas was named honorable mention AVCA All-East Region. No. 2 seed UB, the defending NCAA Division II East Region champions, will begin play in the Division II national championship tournament Thursday at 2:30 p.m.against No. 7 Dowling at the University of New Haven in West Haven. ... Fairfield junior Katie Cizynski, of Southbury, a former Pomperaug High star, was named the MAAC women's basketball player of the week. The forward paced the Stags with a double-double, finishing with a career-high 16 points and 10 rebounds, to help Fairfield to its third straight victory, 52-49 over St. Bonaventure. Cizynski shot 6-for-13 from the floor and 3-for-5 from the free throw line, including a crucial free throw in the final 11 seconds. She also had two assists and a block in 31 minutes of action. Cizynski, who was recorded double-digit rebounds in each of her last three games, is averaging 10.8 points and 9.5 rebounds. She is second in the MAAC in rebounding.
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