OGDEN, Utah – Sacramento State's Jenna Dorian and Jayden Nielsen were both named to all-conference teams for the Big Sky for the 2019 season, the league announced Friday. Dorian was named second-team all-conference while Nielsen was named to the Honorable Mention team.
A Novato, Calif. native, Dorian led the Hornets and ranked among the top 10 in the Big Sky with a 14-5 overall singles record this season. She finished with a 14-5 overall record while going an excellent 9-1 in league singles play. The sophomore's .737 overall winning percentage was ninth in the league.
Of her 14 total singles wins, nine of them came at the No. 4 position, tied for most in the conference at that spot.
In Big Sky only competition, Dorian's nine wins were tied for second most in the league. She picked up five of those wins at the No. 4 position, where she was a perfect 5-0.
In addition to leading the Hornets in both overall and conference singles wins, Dorian also posted a team-best nine match win streak. During that time, all nine of her wins came in straight sets. In fact, 13 of Dorian's 14 wins this year came in straight sets.
The second team selection is Dorian's first Big Sky recognition and comes in a sophomore campaign that built upon her excellent freshman season. A year ago, Dorian finished 11-10 overall but posted a dominant 9-2 Big Sky singles record.
A freshman out of Port Moody, British Columbia, Nielsen had a fantastic debut season for the Hornets, posting an 11-7 overall record and a 6-3 mark against Big Sky opponents.
Nielsen posted a .667 percentage (6-3) at the No. 3 position while finishing with a .571 percentage (4-3) at the No. 2 spot. Both of those ranked among the top five in the Big Sky, ranking 3rd and 5th, respectively.
After starting the season at the No. 3 singles position, Nielsen moved up to both the No. 2 and No. 1 singles positions. A true freshman, Nielsen finished at .500 or better at all three spots over the course of the season.
Sacramento State finished the 2019 regular season with an 8-15 overall record while going 5-5 in the Big Sky. The Hornets advanced to the Big Sky Tournament where they fell in a first round match to close their season.