Caitlin Tomaska, Connecticut College

Caitlin Tomaska was a ground-breaker for the Connecticut College volleyball program. Playing alongside her graduating classmates Jenna Tjossem and Emma Matthieson, the “big three” sent a message to the rest of the region that Camel volleyball was on the rise. A two-year captain and linchpin in the program’s ascent to regional prominence, Tomaska’s teams posted an impressive 74-35 mark while winning 65% of their NESCAC Matches with a record of 26-14 in league play.

The Camels qualified for the NESCAC Championship in each of her four years on the court. Connecticut College reached the NESCAC Semifinal round for the first time in 2006 and matched that achievement the following year in 2007. Tomaska was honored as the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2005. A native of Solana Beach, Calif., Tomaska garnered All-Conference Honors in each of her four seasons with the program, landing a spot on the first team for the past three years.

Tomaska holds the school the record for kills (1376) and digs (1328). Her leadership, commitment, and on-court excellence will serve as the gold standard for all Camel volleyball players to follow.

In the classroom, Tomaska excelled as a Dean’s High honors student. She received her degree in East Asian Studies this spring.