The Mavericks ended the 2018 campaign with a 16‑12 overall record, marking their fifth 15‑plus win season in the last six years.
The No. 5 seed UTA volleyball team fell to fourth-seeded Little Rock in the quarterfinal round of the Sun Belt Conference Championships on the campus of Georgia State to wrap up the 2018 season.
Three players earned conference postseason recognition for helping lead the Mavericks to a 15‑11 regular season record (9‑7 SBC) and earn its No. 5 seed in the Sun Belt Conference Championships. Junior Madison Hill was selected to the All-Sun Belt First Team, while redshirt senior Zhanelle Geathers and junior Kylie Jedlicka garnered All-Sun Belt Second Team selections.
Hill, a three-time Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week in 2018, finished second in the Sun Belt in hitting percentage (.395), which ranked her 13th in the country. She also recorded a team-high 289 kills, 91 digs, and 77 total blocks. In conference-only matches, she ranked second in the league with a .415 hitting percentage.
Geathers racked up 239 kills, 34 digs, and 55 total blocks. In conference action, she averaged 2.35 kills per set (129 total kills) with a .167 hitting percentage. In 27 matches this season, Geathers recorded double-digit kills on 12 occasions and registered blocks in 24 matches.
Jedlicka ranked second on the team with 265 kills. She also totaled 215 digs and 42 blocks this season. She landed double-digit kills in 10 matches, including a career-high of 22 in a 3‑2 win at Georgia Southern on Oct. 7.