2009 AVCA Division I All-Region Teams and Coaches

12/9/2009

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All-Region Teams | Region Coaches of the Year 

 

2009 AVCA Division I All-Region Teams

 

Central Region

 

Sarah Ammerman

Texas A&M University

OH

Sr.

Sydney Anderson**

University of Nebraska

S

Jr.

Taylor Barnes

Baylor University

S

Sr.

Anna Breyfogle

Baylor University

MB

Sr.

Kori Cooper**

University of Nebraska

MB

Sr.

Brooke Delano

University of Nebraska

MB

So.

Ashley Engle***

The University of Texas 

S/RS

Sr.

Juliann Faucette**

The University of Texas

OH

Jr.

Victoria Henson**

Iowa State University

OH

Jr.

Destinee Hooker****

The University of Texas

OH

Sr.

Kaylee Manns**

Iowa State University

S

Sr.

Ashley Mass**

Iowa State University

DS/Lib.

Jr.

Bre Payton

University of Northern Iowa

S

So.

Emily Stockman**

Wichita State University

OH

Sr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Hannah Werth, Nebraska, OH

Honorable Mention: Jennifer Banse (Texas A&M, RS/Opp., Sr.), Ellie Blankenship (Northern Iowa, DS/Lib., Jr.), Suzy Boulavsky (Oklahoma, RS/Opp., So.),  Chrissy Knuth (North Dakota State, MB, So.), Calli Norman (Missouri State, MB, So.), Hannah Werth (Nebraska, OH, Fr.)

 

 

East Region

 

Sandra Adeleye

Clemson University

MB

Fr.

Brianna Barry

Florida State University

MB

Sr.

Lane Carico**

University of Miami

OH

So.

Kellie Catanach

Duke University

S

So.

Mira Djuric

Florida State University

RS/Opp.

Sr.

Didem Ege**

Clemson University

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Holly Goode

George Mason University

RS/Opp.

Jr.

Cassie Loessberg

University of Miami

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Rachael Moss***

Duke University

OH

Sr.

Kelsey  Murphy***

Clemson University

S

Sr.

Jordana Price

Florida State University

MB

Sr.

Lia Proctor**

Clemson University

OH

Sr.

Mary Ashley Tippins

Georgia Tech University

S

Jr.

Felicia Willoughby**

Virginia Tech

MB

Jr.

 

Region Freshman of the Year: Sandra Adeleye, Clemson, MB

Honorable Mention: Kelsey Bohman (George Mason, MB, So.),  Michala Kvapilova (Virginia Commonwealth, OH Fr.), Chelaine McCarty (Liberty, MB, Sr.),  Monique Mead (Georgia Tech, RS/Opp., Fr.), Rachael Morgan (Florida State, OH, So.), Lindsey Pflunger (William and Mary, DS/Lib., Sr.)

 

Mideast Region

 

Ashley Benson

Indiana University

MB

Jr.

Blair Brown**

Penn State University

RS/Opp.

Jr.

Laura DeBruler**

University of Illinois

OH

Jr.

Katie Dull

The Ohio State University

OH

Jr.

Lauren Gibbemeyer**

University of Minnesota

MB

Jr.

Alisha Glass***

Penn State University

S

Sr.

Ellen Herman**

Ohio University

OH

Sr.

Megan Hodge****

Penn State University

OH

Sr.

Sabel Moffett

Northwestern University

MB

Jr.

Kate Nobilio

Northwestern University

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Juliana Paz

University of Michigan

OH

Sr.

Christine Tan**

University of Minnesota

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Arielle Wilson**

Penn State University

MB

Jr.

Lexi Zimmerman***

University of Michigan

S

Jr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Darcy Dorton, Penn State, OH

Honorable Mention: Kyndra Abron (Michigan State, OH, So.), Johannah Bangert (Illinois, MB, Jr.), Michelle Barstch (Illinois, RS/Opp., So.), Taylor Carico (Minnesota, S, Sr.), Darcy Dorton (Penn State, OH, Fr.), Hillary Haen (Illinois, S, Jr.)

 

 

Midwest Region

 

Natalie Bogan**

Rice University

MB

Sr.

Stephanie Champine**

Austin Peay State University

OH

Sr.

Visnja Djurdjevic

Tulane University

OH

So.

Jennifer Eichler

University of Tulsa

RS/Opp.

Sr.

Jordan Goad

Cleveland State University

S

So.

Beth Greulich

Cleveland State University

RS/Opp.

Sr.

Tyler Henderson

 University of Tulsa

OH

Fr.

Tracey Lam

Rice University

DS/Lib.

Jr.

Rachel Lindelow

Tulane University

S              

Sr.

Ashleigh McCord

Rice University

OH

So.

Dana  Powell

Southern Methodist University

OH

So.

Shaunda Sandifer

Wright State University

MB

Jr.

Meredith Schamun**

Rice University

S

Jr.

Jessica Wolfe

Butler University

OH

Jr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Tyler Henderson, Tulsa, OH

Honorable Mention: Jessica Adams (Tulsa, DS/Lib., Fr.), Ruth Boscaljon (Youngstown State, MB, Sr.), Liz Fazio (Cleveland State, OH, Sr.), Kendra Kahanek (Southern Methodist, MB, Sr.), Ashley Mell (Southern Mississippi, OH, So.), Kelsea Seymour (Southern Mississippi, S, So.)

 

Northeast Region

 

Lola Arslenbekova

University of Louisville

OH

Fr.

Lecia Brown

University of Louisville

MB

Sr.

Megan Dooley

University of Pittsburgh

MB

Sr.

Lindsey Fletemeir

University of Dayton

MB

Sr.

Bridget Fonke**

Saint Louis University

OH

Sr.

Marcela Gurgel***

University of South Florida

OH

Sr.

Christina Kaelin**

University of Notre Dame

OH

Jr.

Kim Maroon

Villanova University

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Sammi McCloud**

Saint Louis University

RS/Opp.

Sr.

Stephanie Neimer

University of Cincinnati

OH

Jr.

Jamel Nicholas

University of Notre Dame

S

Sr.

Serinity Phillips

University of Notre Dame

RS/Opp.

Sr.

Whitney Roth**

Saint Louis University

S

Sr.

Yi Yun Zhang

Temple University

OH

Sr.


Region Freshman of the Year: Lola Arslenbekova, Louisville, OH

Honorable Mention:  Allie Arbogast (South Florida, MB,  Sr.), Cat Dailey (Yale, OH, Sr.), Missy Harpenau (Cincinnati, OH, So.), Michelle Rossi (Pittsburgh, DS/Lib., Sr.), Kellie Sciacca (Notre Dame, MB, Jr.), Megan Tryon (Pennsylvania, S, Jr.)


Pacific Region

  

Kindra Carlson

University of Washington

RS/Opp.

Jr.

Hana Cutura**

University of California

OH

Sr.

Neticia Enesi**

University of Oregon

MB

Sr.

Amanda Gil

UCLA

MB

So.

Jenna Hagglund

University of Washington

S

Jr.

Alex Jupiter

University of Southern California

OH

So.

Alix Klineman***

Stanford University

OH

Jr.

Cassidy Lichtman

Stanford University

S/OH

Jr.

Carli Lloyd**

University of California

S

Jr.

Sonja Newcombe**

University of Oregon

OH

Sr.

Janet Okogbaa

Stanford University

MB

Sr.

Rachel Rourke

Oregon State University

OH

Sr.

Bianca Rowland

University of Washington

MB

So.

Ali Troost

University of San Diego

RS/Opp.

Jr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Lauren Cook, UCLA, S

Honorable Mention: Gabbi Ailes (Stanford, DS/Lib., Jr.), Nevena Djordjevic (Oregon, S, Sr.), Jessica Gysin (Southern California, OH, Sr.), Kim Hill (Pepperdine, MB, So.), Tamari Miyashiro (Washington, DS/Lib., Sr.), Kaitlin Sather (UCLA, RS/Opp, Sr.),

 

 South Region 

 

Brittnee Cooper**

Louisiana State University

MB

Sr.

Elyse Cusack***

University of Florida

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Nikki Fowler**

University of Tennessee

RS/Opp.

Jr.

Chloe Goldman

University of Tennessee

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Alex Kelly

Lipscomb University

MB

Jr.

Sarah Mendoza

University of Kentucky

OH

Jr.

Kelly Murphy**

University of Florida

S/H

So.

Stacy Oladinni

Middle Tennessee State Univ.

RS/Opp

So.

Stefine Pease

Lipscomb University

Jr.

Yarimar Rosa****

Florida International University

OH

Sr.

Sarah Rumely**

University of Kentucky

S

Sr.

Marina Skender

Louisiana State University

OH

Sr.

BriAnne Sauer

University of Kentucky

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Natalia Valentin

Florida International University

S

Jr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Jasmine Norton, Arkansas, OH, Fr.

Honorable Mention: Jovana Bjelica (Florida International, OH, Fr.), Samantha Dabbs (LSU, S, Sr.), Emmy Davidsmeyer (Denver , MB, Sr.), Cole Dawley (Charleston, S, Jr.), Jasmine Norton (Arkansas, OH, Fr.), Lauren Rapp (Kentucky, RS/Opp.,Jr.)

 

West Region 

 

Katelin Batten

Colorado State University

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Aneli Cubi-Otineru**

University of Hawai'i

OH

Sr.

Kanani Danielson

University of Hawai'i

OH

So.

Jennah Devries

New Mexico State University

S

So.

Kourtney Edwards

Texas Christian University

MB

Sr.

Christy Hudson

Texas Christian University

RS/Opp.

Jr.

Amber Kauffman

University of Hawai'i

MB

Sr.

Dani Mafua**

University of Hawai'i

S

Jr.

Danielle Minch

Colorado State University

OH

Jr.

Megan Munce

Texas Christian University

S

So.

Megan Plourde

Colorado State University

MB

Fr.

Rebecca Saraceno

Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

OH

Sr.

Dana Vargas

Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

S

Jr.

Naomi  Washington**

Long Beach State University

OH

Sr.

 

Region Freshman of the Year: Kayla Neto, Cal State Fullerton, MB

Honorable Mention: Kari Pestolesi (UC Irvine, OH, Jr.), Karolina Bartkowiak (Utah, RS/Opp., Jr.), Kayla Neto (Cal State Fullerton, MB, Fr.), Caitlin Ledoux (Long Beach State, OH, So.), Juliane Piggot (UC Irvine, OH, Jr.), Taylor Hadfield (New Mexico, RS/Opp., Jr.)

 

2009 AVCA Division I Region Coaches of the Year

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The following coaches have been selected by their region as the 2009 AVCA Division I Region Coach of the Year. Each of the honorees will represent their region on the 2009 AVCA National Coach of the Year ballot. The awards will be officially presented at the 2009 jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Dec. 17, at the 2009 American Volleyball Coaches Association Annual Convention.

 

AVCA Division I Central Region Coach of the Year
Christy Johnson, Iowa State University

2009 Record: 27-4, 17-3 Big 12 Conference

Christy Johnson, in her fifth year as head coach of the Iowa State University Cyclones, has guided her team to its best regular season in school history with a 27-4 overall record and a Big 12 record of 17-3, good for second-place in the conference standings. Setting school records for wins in a season in both overall and conference victories, Johnson has led Iowa State to its best national ranking in the program's history, coming in at No. 5 in the AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll. Johnson was named Big 12 Coach of the Year for her guidance in a season consisting of numerous record breakers and accomplishments for the Cyclones. Along with her Coach of the Year honors, six other players on Iowa State's team were awarded Big 12 awards including Libero of the Year. The Cyclones are set to play in the third round of the NCAA tournament against Nebraska this Friday, marking their third-straight Regional appearance. This is Johnson's first AVCA Central Region Coach of the Year award.

 

AVCA Division I East Region Coach of the Year

Chris Poole, Florida State University

2009 Record: 30-2, 19-1 Atlantic Coast Conference

In just his second season at the helm of Florida State University's volleyball program, Chris Poole's squad has already taken significant strides. The Seminoles captured their first ever outright ACC title in 2009, rolling through league play with a 19-1 record. For his efforts, Poole was named the ACC Coach of the Year. The Seminoles, coming in at No. 12 in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll, were selected as the 2009 NCAA Tournament's No. 3 overall seed, and with an opening round win over Alabama A&M, Poole captured his 600th career victory. In addition, Poole and the Seminoles advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history and will take on Kentucky this in the Minneapolis Regional. This is Poole's first AVCA East Region Coach of the Year honor, however he also earned the 1997 Tachikara/AVCA District 4 Coach of the Year Award while the head coach at Arkansas.

 

AVCA Division I Mideast Region Coach of the Year
Russ Rose, Penn State University

2009 Record: 34-0, 20-0 Big Ten Conference

Russ Rose has done nothing but continue his success as Penn State University women's volleyball head coach in his 31st year with the program. After winning the Nittany Lions' seventh straight and 13th overall Big Ten title, Rose has been honored as the Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season. Rose has guided the Nittany Lions to an undefeated 34-0 overall record and 20-0 mark in Big Ten action. Penn State will go into the third round of the NCAA tournament for the 21st time, facing Florida in the NCAA Regionals this Friday, with the squad riding a 98 match win-streak. Rose, who was elected to the AVCA Hall of Fame in 2007, has improved his career record to 993-159. He has also led his team to 27 conference titles, while gaining three national titles in 1999, 2007 and 2008. This is the third consecutive AVCA Division I Mideast Region Coach of the Year award for Rose and marks his fourth overall plaudit. He previously earned the honor in 1996, 2007 and 2008.

AVCA Division I Midwest Region Coach of the Year

Rick Nold, Jacksonville State University

2009 Record: 27-8, 17-1 Ohio Valley Conference

Rick Nold has led Jacksonville State University to a 27-8 overall record in 2009, along with a nearly perfect Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) record of 17-1. Nold led the Gamecocks to a storybook season that resulted in the program's fourth OVC championship in the past five years after being ranked sixth in the OVC's preseason poll, resulting in OVC Coach of the Year honors for Nold. Earning their third trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last five seasons, the Gamecocks, led by Nold,  captured their first-ever NCAA Tournament win, a victory over Florida A&M, making it to the tournament's second round. This marks the first Midwest Region Coach of the Year award for Nold.


AVCA Division I Northeast Region Coach of the Year
Debbie Brown, University of Notre Dame

2009 Record: 21-7, 15-0 BIG EAST Conference

Veteran mentor Debbie Brown had the University of Notre Dame back of the map in 2009, as the Fighting Irish landed a spot in the NCAA Tournament and ranked as high as No. 23 on the AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll. Notre Dame finished the year with a 21-7 overall record after going 15-0 in BIG EAST regular-season play. The Irish secured the program's 19th winning season, each of which have been under the direction of Brown, and earned an 11th BIG EAST regular season championship. The team's 15-match winning streak earlier this season tied for the second-longest in program history. For her efforts, Brown was lauded as the 2009 BIG EAST Coach of the Year. This marks Brown's third AVCA Region Coach of the Year award, also earning the distinction in 1997 and 2005.

 

AVCA Division I Pacific Region Coach of the Year
Rob Browning, Saint  Mary's College

2009 Record: 23-5, 13-1 West Coast Conference

Rob Browning, in his sixth year as head coach of the Saint Mary's College volleyball program, has continued to keep the Gaels on the national scene. Under Browning's guidance, Saint Mary's turned in its second-best record in program history (23-5) in 2009 and captured its first-ever West Coast Conference (WCC) Championship with a 13-1 league record. Named the 2009 WCC Coach of the Year, Browning's Gaels made their fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament where they eventually succumbed to Stanford in a 3-2 heartbeaker in the second round. Browning, whose team is currently holding down the No. 21 spot in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll, earns his first AVCA Pacific Region Coach of the Year award.

 

AVCA Division I South Region Coach of the Year

Fran Flory, Louisiana State University

2009 Record: 25-7, 18-2 Southeastern Conference

In her 12th year as the taskmaster at Louisiana State University, Fran Flory has led the Tigers to a successful season with an overall record of 25-7 and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) mark of 18-2. Flory guided LSU to their first SEC title since 1991 when the team advanced to the national semifinals. The SEC regular-season championship earned the Tigers an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament where they ended their season in the second round. Flory was named SEC Coach of the Year after helping her team advance to great lengths throughout the season. Along with the coach of the year honors, Flory helped pace the conference with three LSU players notching ALL SEC First-Team accolades. This is the first AVCA Division I South Region Coach of the Year nod for Flory.

 

AVCA Division I West Region Coach of the Year

Dave Shoji, University of Hawai'i

2009 Record: 30-2, 16-0 Western Athletic Conference

Now in his 35th season, head coach Dave Shoji and his University of Hawai'i team have continued building their legacy in the volleyball world in 2009. Shoji, who picked up milestone win No. 1,000 on Oct. 17, has coached the Rainbow Wahine to their 28th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history, and the squad will be making its 25th regional appearance Friday when it faces off against Illinois in the Stanford Regional. The Rainbow Wahine plowed through the season with a 30-2 overall record, captured their 10th straight Western Athletic Conference (WAC) tournament title, secured their 14th consecutive WAC regular-season title with a perfect 16-0 league mark and are currently riding a 26-match win-streak. Dubbed the WAC's Coach of the Year, Shoji picks up his fourth AVCA West Region Coach of the Year honor (2003, 2004, 2005, 2009).

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