ANNVILLE, Pa.- Juniata women's volleyball standout alumna Carli Dale Lehr was announced as a member of the 2019 MAC Hall of Fame Class by Executive Director Ken Andrews, Tuesday.
Lehr led the Eagles to an NCAA Division III National Championship in 2004 and was then named the AVCA Division III National Player of the Year. Lehr was a two-time AVCA First Team All-American (2003-04) and a second-team honoree in 2002.
Lehr earned AVCA Division III Regional Freshman of the Year honors in 2001, and was a four-time AVCA All-Region selection. Lehr was a four-time All-Conference selection (three-time First Team from 2002-04; Second Team in 2001) and a two-time Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year (2003-04). She led the women's volleyball team to four-straight Commonwealth Conference titles from 2001-04, including four-straight 7-0 regular-season conference records. She helped the Eagles make four-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament as they had a combined overall record of 136-18 over those four years.
The team made three national semifinals, finishing as the national champion in 2004, third place in 2001 and fourth-place in 2002. They advanced to the quarterfinals in 2003, where the team suffered its lone loss of the season for a 38-1 record. Lehr has the most career assists (6,385) in program history, seventh-most digs (1,565) and fifth-most assists in a single-game (78). Lehr was inducted into the Juniata College Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.
"Carli is simply the one of the best players to have ever played for this program," said head women's volleyball coach Heather Pavlik. "She was not only the best setter I have ever coached but one of the most effective leaders this program has ever seen. She raised the women's volleyball program to new heights with her exceptional play and positive leadership. Here teammates revered her and would have followed her anywhere. She left a legacy of excellence for all Juniata women's volleyball players who have come after!"
Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame Class of 2019
Bill Bessoir, University of Scranton - Basketball
Peter Boyer, Drew University – Soccer
Jim Callahan, Temple University – Football
Bill Carey, Albright College – Basketball
Scot Dapp, Moravian, College – Athletic Director, Football Coach
Gene Domzalski, Wilkes University – Baseball Coach
Joseph Egresitz, Gettysburg College – Football, Track & Field
Dave German, Susquehanna University – Track & Field
Bob Hannah, University Delaware – Baseball Coach
Alyssa Antolick Holdorff, DeSales University – Basketball
Dennis James, Widener University – Basketball
Carli Dale Lehr, Juniata College – Volleyball
Lauren Lucci, Widener University – Track & Field
Douglas Miller, Messiah College – Track & Field Coach
Laura LeVan Moog, DeSales University – Tennis
William Racich, Ursinus College. Wrestling Coach
Arthur "Skip" Roderick, Elizabethtown College – Soccer, Men's Soccer Coach
Kathleen Tierney, Lebanon Valley College – Athletic Director, Field Hockey Coach
Erica Weaver, Lycoming College – Basketball, Softball
Becky York, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus – Field Hockey, Softball