Martinez, Cooper Named to All-Landmark Conference Teams

Martinez, Cooper Named to All-Landmark Conference Teams

TOWSON, Md. - Catholic University volleyball junior Patricia Martinez was named to the All-Landmark Conference First Team on Tuesday while senior Isabelle Cooper was named to the Second Team.

The Cardinals have had 11 All-Landmark Conference First Team selections, the second-most in the league since its inception in 2007.

Martinez earned her second-straight first team all-conference recgonition after ranking fifth in the Landmark Conference with 361 kills and seventh with 362 digs. She finished the season with 13 double doubles, totaling a season-high 19 kills at Bridgewater on Aug. 31 and a season-best 22 digs against Gallaudet on Oct. 2 and versus St. John Fisher on Oct. 18.

Martinez became the eighth player in program history to total 1,000 kills on Sept. 28 at Gallaudet. She also became the 17th player in school history to reach 1,000 digs against Hamilton on Oct. 19. In doing so, she became just the sixth player in school history with both 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.

Cooper earned her first all-confrence selection after leading the team and finishing sixth in the Landmark Conference with 83 total blocks. She was also third on the team with 271 kills. She totaled a season-high 17 kills in a 3-1 win over Wooster at home on Oct. 8 and posted a season-best six total blocks three times.

Cooper completed her career with 675 kills while ranking ninth in program history with 210 total blocks and fifth with 171 block assists. She also finished 10th in program history with 119 matches played and 373 sets.

Catholic finished the season with a 16-16 overall record, including a mark of 6-1 at home.