BUFFALO, N.Y. - Erie Community College's Rylie Bean has been named the 2011 Region III volleyball Player of the Year following voting by the region's coaches.
Bean, a freshman middle hitter from Hamburg, N.Y./Frontier, is joined on the first team by Katie Russi (Hamburg, N.Y./Frontier).
Sophomore setter Danielle Aurellio-Clark (Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster) was a third-team selection.
The Kats will play Adirondack Community College, Alfred State College and Finger Lakes Community College in pool play Saturday at the Region III Tournament held at Niagara County Community College. The top two teams from each pool advance to Sunday's semifinals.