OCALA- The awards keep rolling in for Julymar Otero. Otero, who signed with Towson University following a record-breaking freshman season for the College of Central Florida volleyball program, was honored yesterday with NJCAA First Team All-American honors.
She becomes just the second CF player to earn first-team honors by the NJCAA. Vanessa Benke became the first Patriot player to accomplish this feat back in 2012.
This past season, Otero led the nation in kills per set with 4.71.
On her way to joining Benke as the only CF players to ever earn First Team All-American and FCSAA Player of the Year honors, Otero racked up quite a few impressive feats.
She set the single game school record for kills in a season with 537, four more than Benke's mark set in 2011.
Otero also set the single-match school record for kills in back-to-back games with 27 and 32 respectively in road wins over Santa Fe College and Daytona State. The previous school record was 25, held by Benke and Raveen Golston.
Otero also was named First Team All-Mid Florida Conference and was named MFC Player of the Year, which marked the fourth time in as many seasons that CF had the conference's top player.
Benke (2011-2012) and Brown (2013) previously won the MFC's top honor for the Patriots.