ROXBURY, N.J. - Former Roxbury High School volleyball player Lauren Kornmann, now playing for Binghamton University, was named rookie of the year by coaches in the America East Conference, an honor that doesn't surprise Roxbury volleyball coach Anthony McMichael.
"We are incredibly proud of Lauren and all of her accomplishments on and off of the volleyball court," McMichael said. "Lauren has always been such a humble and hardworking player and person. Lauren is a true team player, and she has always worked incredibly hard to bring out the best in her teammates."
Kornmann, a Kenvil resident who graduated Roxbury in June, was also named First-Team All Conference, noted McMichael. "These are tremendous achievements that should be recognized," he added.
The rookie of the year award was announced Thursday at the America East Conference Annual Awards Banquet. Kornmann is the second player in three years from Binghamton to be named rookie of the year, according to the university.
"She also earned player of the week on Oct. 25th," Binghamton said in a press release. "Kornmann finished the regular season ranked second in the conference in kills (3.50/set) and second in the conference in points (3.86/set)." It also said Kornmann was named rookie of the week four times during the season and posted double-digit kills 17 times.
While a Roxbury Gael, Kornmann made 939 kills, 148 aces, 357 digs and 118 blocks. As a senior she was named first team all-conference, first team all-county, third team all-state, the Daily Record Morris County Player of the Year, All-Group 3 First Team, NJAC Player of the Year and Morris County Tournament MVP. She earned first team all-conference in each of her four seasons with Roxbury and helped the team win the 2015 Morris County Championship, noted Binghamton.
Kornmann is the daughter of Mariann and Glen Kornmann. Her sister, Taylor, plays volleyball at Moravian College.
"Simply put, Lauren makes those around her better," McMichael said in an email. "We are proud that she is making such a positive impact in the Binghampton volleyball program. Lauren continues to make Roxbury Volleyball proud, and she continues to have a significant impact on our players and our program. We are excited to continue cheering for her as her career continues to blossom!"