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Tioga County Sports Reports
ONEONTA — The Hartwick College volleyball roster will increase to three Tioga County players this season as Owego grad Sophia Palladino joins former Candor standouts Braelyn Hornick and Shelby Swartz.

Palladino, who was a Class B fourth team all-state selection and STAC Central/East All-Conference pick last season, was an outside hitter for the Indians, leading the team to a No. 5 state ranking by the New York Volleyball Coaches Association.

Rising junior Hornick, a setter, dished out 851 assists to go with 207 digs and 117 ½ service points as Hartwick went 20-5 overall and finished as the Empire 8 Conference runner-up.

Right side/outside hitter Swartz, a rising sophomore, served up 108 ½ points, recorded 100 kills and registered 58 blocks last fall.

Each member of the trio was named an All-Tioga County Player of the Year during her scholastic career — Hornick in 2019, Swartz in 2021 and Palladino in 2022. Swartz and Palladino were also named to The Sports Reports All-Region team in 2021 and 2022, respectively. The all-region team was created in 2021.

THis past season, Hornick was selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division III Region 3 Honorable Mention team, the 2022 Empire 8 Women's Volleyball first team and was voted the E8 Player of the Year.

The Hawks open their season Sept. 1-2 at the Cortland Red Dragon Classic.


IN PHOTOS (L-R): Braelyn Hornick, Shelby Swartz, Sophia Palladino.

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