Butler-Yeo Repeats As NACC Player Of The Year

Brooke McBain (l) and Asia Butler-Yeo (r)
Brooke McBain (l) and Asia Butler-Yeo (r)

MILWAUKEE -- The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference announced that Alverno College's Asia Butler-Yeo has been named the Conference Player of the Year and also headlined the All-NACC singles and doubles teams, joined by teammate Brooke McBain on both teams.

The awards for the 2016 women's tennis season are voted on by the league's head coaches.

Butler-Yeo (Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin) repeats the honor -- this year outright -- after being named Co-Player of the Year a season ago and the league's Freshman of the Year in 2014.

The junior cataloged an 8-1 record in conference play, 14-1 overall, in the Inferno's No. 1 singles spot and closed out the fall portion of the season with eight consecutive victories. The junior was named to the All-NACC singles team for the third straight season and the doubles team for the first time in her career.

McBain (Monroe, Wis.) registered an 8-0 record in conference play in Alverno's No. 2 singles spot and was 13-3 overall with a pair of wins at No. 1. The senior was 9-1 in her last 10 matches and was named to the singles team for the first time, and doubles team for the second time in her playing career.

As a duo at No. 1 doubles, Butler-Yeo and McBain went 8-0 in conference action and 13-1 overall. The pair won 13 straight contests to close out the fall.

The Inferno (11-6, 7-2 NACC) finished third in the team standings -- the highest finish in program history -- the most wins in school history, and a third consecutive trip to the NACC Tournament. Third-seeded Alverno will host sixth-seeded Milwaukee School of Engineering in the first round of the league tournament this May.