Former Clarion Area Standout Slippery Rock’s Erica Selfridge And Sister Abigail Selfridge From PennWest Clarion Named To PSAC Western Division Women’s Volleyball All-Conference Team, Two Other PennWest Clarion Players Also Named

Above photo courtesy of SRU Athletics – Erica at the net

Former Clarion Area Bobcat volleyball standout Erica Selfridge, a member of the Slippery Rock University Rockets, was named to the 2023 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Women’s Volleyball All-Conference Western Division’s Second Team, as the All-Conference Teams were announced on Thursday, November 16th.

Erica played her last year of high school volleyball for the Bobcats after playing for the Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats, from Bainbridge, New York, where her mother Tami was the head coach.

This is the second straight year Erica, a 5′-6″ junior Outside Hitter, has been selected on the Second Team.

SRU’s press release had this to say about Erica:

Thursday’s announcement marks the second consecutive All-PSAC West accolade for The Rock’s top outside hitter. In doing so, Selfridge becomes the first SRU athlete to earn all-conference honors in back-to-back years since libero Courtney Oberlander in 2016 and 2017. 
In addition to starting all 29 matches this season, Selfridge played in all 103 sets for The Rock as part of a career-year. Selfridge recorded 313 kills, averaging 3.04 kills per set on a .192 attack percentage to go along with 30 aces. Defensively, she made 395 digs – 3.83 per set – and came away with 14 blocks.

Photo courtesy of SRU Athletics

Selfridge closed the season as Slippery Rock’s leader in kills while ranking second in both total digs and aces. She also became the first SRU athlete in six seasons to tally at least 300 kills.
Over the 29 matches in 2023, Selfridge produced 15 double-digit kills showings including 14 double-double outings.
Selfridge will enter her senior season in 2024 already ranked 14th in Slippery Rock history for kills in a career.

Erica’s older sister, Abigail, a “5-7” redshirt senior Setter/Defensive Specialist from PennWest Clarion, also made the West Second Team.

Photo Courtesy PennWest Clarion Athletics

Abigail played her entire high school career for the Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats, under her mother’s watchful eye. (Once the Selfridge’s moved to the area, it was always great seeing the way Tami and Ritch and Abigail came out to cheer Erica and the Clarion Area Bobcats on. I sat with them many times; great folks to be around.)

The Golden Eagles press release had this to say about Abigail:

Selfridge earned Second Team All-PSAC West honors after once again being rock steady on the back line for the Golden Eagles, ranking 11th in the PSAC with an average of 3.94 digs per set. The senior has been steadily climbing the Clarion record books, and enters this weekend with a total of 1,725 career digs, good enough for sixth on the program’s all-time list.

Photo courtesy of PennWest Clarion Athletics – Abigail playing the ball

Selfridge has also been a handful at the service line, ranking first on the team and seventh in the PSAC with an average of 0.47 aces per set. Her total of 49 aces this season ranks fourth in the conference, and her career total of 168 aces entering this weekend ranks seventh in program history.

Two other Golden Eagles were named to this year’s West Squad.

Cassidy Snyder, a junior 6′-0″ Outside Hitter from Conneaut Area, earned her third First Team selection and garnered the Athlete of the Year award. London Fuller, a redshirt senior 5″-10″ Setter, from from Baltimore Polytechnic also earned her third First Team selection.

Congratulations to Erica, Abigail, Cassidy and London, and all the 2023 PSAC Women’s Volleyball All-Conference selectees!!!!

(Thanks to SRU Athletics and PennWest Clarion Athletics for their photos!!)


 2023 PSAC Women’s Volleyball All-Conference Western Division
Athlete of the Year: Cassidy Snider, Clarion
Defensive Athlete of the Year: Lauren Valentic, IUP
Freshman of the Year: Catie Flohr, Seton Hill
Coach of the Year: Justin Haupt, Pitt-Johnstown


PlayerSchoolCl.Hometown / Previous School
Lualis AlvaradoPitt-JohnstownJr.San Juan, Puerto Rico / Perkiomen School
Nyla BirchIUPJr.South Charleston, W.Va. / George Washington (Fairmont State)
Madde Blake^GannonSr.Crystal Lake, Ill. / Crystal Lake Central
Journey BlevinsGannonJr.Richwood, Ohio / North Union (Findlay)
Catie FlohrSeton HillFr.Norton, OH / Norton
London Fuller**ClarionR-Sr.Baltimore, Md. / Baltimore Polytechnic
Cassidy Snider**ClarionJr.Harmonsburg, Pa. / Conneaut Area
Lauren Valentic*IUPSr.Canonsburg, Pa. / Peters Township (Buffalo)


PlayerSchoolCl.Hometown / Previous School
Adiamar BeazPitt-JohnstownJr.San Juan, Puerto Rico / Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo
Hailey KochGannonJr.Littleton, Col. / Dakota Ridge
Emma Hall*GannonJr.Lowell, Mich. / Lowell
Natalie PalloneEdinboroSr.Girard, Ohio Girard
Mallory PinskePitt-JohnstownSo.Rock Falls, IL / Rock Falls
Elisa Rugiero^CaliforniaSo.Vicenza, Italy / Farina Vicenza
Abigail SelfridgeClarionR-Sr.Bainbridge, N.Y. / Bainbridge-Guilford
Erica Selfridge^Slippery RockJr.Dubois, Pa. / Clarion

* Indicates previous All-PSAC first team selection
^ Indicates previous All-PSAC second team selection

 2023 PSAC Women’s Volleyball All-Conference Western Division

2023 PSAC Women’s Volleyball All-Conference Eastern Division

Athlete of the Year: Anna Coulter, East Stroudsburg
Defensive Athlete of the Year: Makayla Baca, East Stroudsburg
Freshman of the Year: Gracen Nutt, Shippensburg
Coach of the Year: Mike Kraft, Lock Haven


PlayerSchoolCl.Hometown / Previous School
Makayla Baca^East StroudsburgSr.Santa Fe, N.M. / Capital (Montana State Billings)
Anna Coulter*East StroudsburgSo.Hershey, Pa. / Hershey
Kearstin Davis^ShippensburgSo.San Antonio, Texas / Reagan
Sadie Doss*KutztownGr.Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Mechanicsburg (West Chester)
Taylor HaanEast StroudsburgJr.Phoenix, Ariz. / Sunnyslope
Renee Killough^ShepherdJr.Bloomery, W.Va. / Hampshire
Gracen NuttShippensburgFr.Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Mechanicsburg Area
Kaitlyn TownsendShippensburgSr.Johnstown, Pa. / Richland


PlayerSchoolCl.Hometown / Previous School
Maddie ClabaughShippensburgJr.Gettysburg, Pa. / Delone Catholic
Claire Ellis*ShepherdSr.Louisa, Va. / Saint Catherine’s School
Gabriela FialovaKutztownGr.Ledec nad Sazavou, Czech Republic / Sportovni Gymnazium Ludvika Danka (Lock Haven)
Kelly GastonLock HavenJr.Centennial, Colo. / Grandview
Kaylee LoPresto^East StroudsburgSr.Litchfield Park, Ariz. / Millennium
Emma LudwigMillersvilleJr.Boyertown, Pa. Boyertown
Jordan PryorShepherdFr.Middletown, Md. / Middletown
Taylor WelterMillersvilleSo.Butler, Pa. Butler Area

 * Indicates previous All-PSAC first team selection
^ Indicates previous All-PSAC second team selection