2010 AVCA Division III All-America Teams

11/15/2010

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2010 AVCA Division III All-America Teams

 

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 30th annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division III women's volleyball. The awards will be presented Nov. 18, 2010, at the NCAA Division III Women's National Championship banquet in St. Louis, Mo., where the 2010 Division III AVCA Player of the Year will be announced.  The NCAA Division III national quarterfinals begin Nov. 19.

 

The 2010 class is highlighted by three-time First-Team recipient Rebecca Kamp of Calvin College. Joining Kamp is Emily Foster of the University of St. Thomas, Maria Horning and Courtney Reinhold of Eastern University (Pa.), Stephanie Strauss of Juniata College and Jamie Grauvogel of the College of Mount St. Joseph, with each earning a spot on one of the teams for the past three seasons.

 

The 2010 All-America selections were made by the AVCA Division III All-America Committee: Harleigh Chwastyk, Swarthmore, chairperson; Gina Chambers, Nebraska Wesleyan; Paul Dill, MIT; Patti Ford, UW-River Falls; Hannah Long, Southwestern, Amber Warners, Calvin; Cal Wickens, Nazareth and Valerie Cowan, Pomona-Pitzer.



2010 AVCA DIVISION III FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

Player

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown

Niki Calverley ^

University of Texas at Dallas

S

Sr.

5'4

Wylie, Texas

Amy Cox

Wittenberg University

S

Sr.

5'11

Newark, Ohio

Marilee Fisher %

Washington University-St. Louis

S

So.

5'8

Mountain View, California

Emily Foster !#

University of St. Thomas

S

Sr.

5'10

Hopkins, Minnesota

Caitlin Hogan %

Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater

RS/Opp.

Sr.

5'11

New London, Wisconsin

Maria Horning ^$

Eastern University (Pa.)

S

Jr.

5'8

Denver, Pennsylvania

Rebecca Kamp !*

Calvin College

MB

Jr.

6'1

Orland Park, Illinois

Allison Kerr #

California Lutheran University

MB

Sr.

5'10

Wildwood, Missouri

Michelle Madeja !

Carthage College

OH

Jr.

5'10

Naperville, Illinois

Amelia McCall

Emory University

OH

Sr.

5'10

Montgomery, Alabama

Kristin Noetzel

Juniata College

MB

Sr.

6'0

Closter, New Jersey

Kelly Pang !

Washington University-St. Louis

DS/Lib.

So.

5'1

Honolulu, Hawai'i

Emily Perkins !

Colorado College

MB

Sr.

6'0

Plano, Texas

Shannon Thompson

Univ. of Massachusetts Boston

MB

So.

6'2

Moorpark, California

 

2010 AVCA DIVISION III SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

Player

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown

Breanah Bourque

Emory University

MB

So.

5'11

Houston, Texas

Kendyl  Dunn %

New York University

MB

So.

6'0

Austin, Texas

Kelsy England

Millikin University

OH

Jr.

5'9

Highland, Illinois

Jacie Fiedler

Hope College

MB

Sr.

6'1

Richmond, Illinois

Jessie Heavenrich

Christopher Newport University

S

Jr.

5'8

Cambria, California

Caitlyn Jansen ^

Christopher Newport University

MB

Sr.

6'0

Lorton, Virginia

Katy Krajnak

Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater

MB

Sr.

6'1

Racine, Wisconsin

Meredith Palmer

Skidmore College

MB

Sr.

6'0

Montvale, New Jersey

Courtney Reinhold %#

Eastern University (Pa.)

OH

Jr.

5'7

Adamstown, Pennsylvania

Kim Smisek !

St. Olaf College

OH

Sr.

6'2

Northfield, Minnesota

Stephanie Strauss %#

Juniata College

S

Sr.

5'11

Verona, Pennsylvania

Katie Sumner

Wittenberg University

MB

Jr.

5'9

Dublin, Ohio

Megan  Thorpe

California Lutheran University

OH

Sr.

5'7

Saugus, California

Katie Vohnoutka

Concordia College (Minn.)

MB

Jr.

5'10

Eden Prairie, Minnesota


2010 AVCA DIVISION III THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA    

 

Player

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown

Logan Boyer-Hayse

Occidental College

OH

So.

5'9

Boulder, Colorado

Lauren Budde

Washington University-St. Louis

MB

Jr.

5'9

Bartelso, Illinois

Lauren Dembkowski

Carthage College

OH

Jr.

5'10

Arlington Heights, Illinois

Rebekah Dion

Roger Williams University

MB

Sr.

6'0

Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Brittany Donelan ^

Heidelberg College

DS/Lib.

Sr.

5'6

Avon Lake, Ohio

Jamie Grauvogel %$

College of Mount St. Joseph

OH

Sr.

6'1

Cleves, Ohio

Abby Hogge

Christopher Newport University

DS/Lib.

So.

5'4

Clifton, Virginia

Jessica McAlvany !

Emory University

OH

Jr.

6'1

Roswell, Georgia

Libby Morrison

Juniata College

DS/Lib.

Jr.

5'6

Portland, Oregon

Amy Newman

Connecticut College

OH

Jr.

5'9

Los Angeles, California

Kelly Prunty

St. Olaf College

S

Sr.

5'10

Welcome, Minnesota

Jackie Russell

California Lutheran University

S

So.

5'6

Newbury Park, California

Ali Sikic

Univ. of Wisconsin-Platteville

S

Jr.

5'6

Sugar Grove, Illinois

Sasha Zavadska

Elmira College

OH

So.

5'7

Bratislava, Slovakia


 

! indicates 2009 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

% indicates 2009 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

^ indicates 2009 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection

* indicates 2008 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

# indicates 2008 AVCA Second-Team All-American selection

$ indicates 2008 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection

 

2010 Division III AVCA Freshman of the Year: Megan Rietema, Calvin College, S

2010 Division III AVCA Player of the Year: Announced Nov. 18, 2010


 

2010 AVCA DIVISION III HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA

Kate Anderson (Williams, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Sara Artus (Clarkson, OH, Jr.)

Mina Baban (NYU, S, Jr.)

Aleisha Bagin (Wisconsin-Oshkosh, OH, So.)

Meredith Ballard (Colorado College, RS/Opp., Jr.)

Lauren Barrett (Middlebury, S, Sr.)

Alysse Beshore (York, MB, Sr.)

Brynn Blickenstaff (Puget Sound, OH, Jr.)

Stephanie Boehm (Concordia, MB, Sr.)

Laura Brammeier (Nebraska Wesleyan,OH, Sr.)

Greer Bratschie (Hope, S, So.)

Holly Bubb (Elizabethtown, RS/Opp., So.)

Cassidy Bulthuis (Hope, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Meghan Byrne (Washington-St. Louis, OH, Fr.)

Christina Cahoon (Wisconsin-Oshkosh, DS/Lib., Sr.)

Alyssa Carlotta (Thomas More, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Kylie Carrington (Frostburg State, S, Jr.)

Ashley Coyle (SUNY Cortland, OH, Jr.)

Jillian Davis (Whitman, OH, Fr.)

Kate Ferrin (Chapman, MB, So.)

Jessica Fleming (Austin, MB, Jr.)

Kelsey Fuller (Juniata, RS/Opp., So.)

Sarah Gardner (St. Mary's, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Julia Gibbs (Middlebury, RS/Opp., So.)

Chelsea Glowacki (Salisbury, MB, So.)

Erin Green (Wisconsin-River Falls, MB, So.)

Jenna Green (Concordia, OH, Jr.)

Erika Greene (Puget Sound, S, Jr.)

Kristen Guercio (SUNY Cortland, S, So.)

Jane Handel (Middlebury, S, Sr.)

Drew  Hargrave (Washington-St. Louis, OH, So.)

Kelsea Hellyar (Springfield, S, Sr.)

Ruby Hernadez (Wesleyan, DS/Lib., Sr.)

Dana Hilzendager (Texas-Dallas, OH, So.)

Eleanor Hughes (Pomona-Pitzer, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Jillian Hurd (Roger Williams, DS/Lib., Sr.)

Laura Hyman (Amherst, MB, Sr.)

Briana Kaiser (Wisconsin-Platteville, MB, Jr.)

Lizzie  Kamp (Calvin, OH, So.)

Dana Kindelmann (SUNY New Paltz, MB, Sr.)

Maggie Kowalska (Stevens, RS/Opp., So.)

Sarah Lang-Rodean (Springfield, MB, Jr.)

Aislinn McCloskey (Carnegie-Mellon, RS/Opp., Jr.)

Alesha Nelson (St. Thomas, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Christina Nicholls (Southwestern, S, Jr.)

Drewann Pancratz (Carthage, S, Jr.)

Megan Phillips (Redlands, MB, Sr.)

Jackie Reinhardt (Heidelberg, OH, Jr.)

Megan Rietema (Calvin, S, Fr.)

Megan Reynolds (Elmhurst, MB, Fr.)

Ashley Rineman (York, DS/Lib., So.)

Kaimi Rocha (Whitworth, OH, Jr.)

Kasey  Roeser (Ohio Northern, DS/Lib., Jr.)

Abigail Rose (St. Lawrence, S, Sr.)

Taryn Rumsey (Elmira, OH, Fr.)

Kate Russell (Loras, MB, Jr.)

Miranda Sagle (Wittenberg, MB, Jr.)

Jessica Schaffer (RIT, OH, Sr.)

Natalie Schonefeld (Emory, S, Jr.)

Amy Schornack (Colorado College, S, Jr.)

Alexis Schwartz (NYU, DS/Lib., So.)

Isis Smalls (Chicago, OH, Jr.)

Joelle Snyder (Lebanon Valley, MB, Sr.)

Sarah Stephens (Frostburg State, OH, Sr.)

Jessica Stetler (Texas Lutheran, OH, Sr.)

Lindsay Thompson (Southwestern, MB, Jr.)

Paxton Thornton (Western Connecticut St., OH, So.)

Caiti Troyer (Trinity, S, Sr.)

Caitlin Updike (Tufts, OH, Sr.)

Stephanie Warner (Richard Stockton, MB, So.)

 

 

 

2010 AVCA Division III First-Team All-America

Niki Calverley, a 5-4 setter for the University of Texas at Dallas, is a senior from Wylie, Texas. Leading Division III in assists per set, the First-Team All-ASC East selection for the second consecutive season was a two-time ASC East Offensive Player of the Week and UTD's first player to earn AVCA Division III National Play of the Week honors. The 2010 ASC Most Valuable Player, Calverley is a two-time AVCA All-American, having earned Third-Team honors in 2009.

 

Amy Cox, a 5-11 setter for Wittenberg University, is a senior from Newark, Ohio. A 2010 All-NCAC First-Team honoree, Cox led the NCAC in assists per set and has helped her team to a remarkable 32-3 record for the season as the only senior on the squad. Also a CoSIDA Academic All-America selection, Cox has earned AVCA All-America honors for the first time.

 

Marilee Fisher, a 5-8 setter for Washington University in St. Louis, is a sophomore from Mountain View, Calif. Leading the UAA in assist per set and ranking second in Division III in that category, Fisher quarterbacked the Bears to one of the top-10 team hitting percentages in the nation. The First-Team All-UAA recipient is receiving AVCA All-America honors for the second consecutive year, last year landing on the Second-Team.

 

Emily Foster, a 5-10 setter for the University of St. Thomas, is a senior from Hopkins, Minn. The 2009 and 2010 MIAC Player-of-the-Year and a four-time MIAC All-Conference Selection, Foster is just the seventh player in MIAC history to record 5,000 career assists. Nationally ranked in assists per set, she has helped her team to its first-ever trip to the NCAA quarterfinals. Foster is receiving AVCA All-America honors for the third time, the first MIAC player to do so, being named to the First-Team in 2009 and the Second-Team in 2008.

 

Caitlin Hogan, a 5-11 right side hitter for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is a senior from New London, Wis. The WIAC Player of the Year and three-time First-Team All-WIAC selection, Hogan tied for team lead in kills, was second for service aces, blocks and hitting percentage and third in digs. This marks the second time Hogan has received AVCA All-America honors, after being named to the Second-Team last season.

 

Maria Horning , a 5-8 setter for Eastern University (Pa.), is a junior from Denver, Pa. Named the Freedom Conference Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons, Horning is ranked nationally in assists per set and helped the Eagles to a top-10 national ranking in hitting percentage. This is the third time that Horning has garnered All-America accolades after receiving Third-Team awards in 2008 and 2009.

 

Rebecca Kamp, a 6-1 middle blocker for Calvin College, is a junior from Orland Park, Ill. Ranked among the nation's best in kills per set, hitting percentage and blocks per set, Kamp is a three-time All-MIAA First-Team selection. The two-time MIAA Most Valuable Player, Kamp has been named a First-Team AVCA All-American for three consecutive seasons.

 

Allison Kerr, a 5-10 middle blocker for California Lutheran University, is a senior from Wildwood, Mo. The team leader in kills, hitting percentage, service aces and total blocks, Kerr is the SCIAC Player of the Year and the first player in conference history to earn the honor in addition to being named the SCIAC Freshman of the Year (2007). Kerr is now the CLU record holder for career kills and is ranked among the nation's best in hitting percentage and kills per set. A four-time All-SCIAC award winner, this is the second time Kerr has landed AVCA All-America honors.

 

Michelle Madeja, a 5-10 outside hitter for Carthage College, is a junior from Naperville Ill. The First-Team All-CCIW selection and CCIW Player of the Year helped guide her team to a remarkable season with a 31-8 record and only one loss in CCIW play. Ranked among the conference leaders in for kills, this is Madeja's second AVCA First-Team All America selection.

 

Amelia McCall, a 5-10 outside hitter for Emory University, is a senior from Montgomery, Ala. McCall leads her team and is ranked among the top in the UAA in kills per set, attack percentage and digs per set. McCall was named the UAA Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season and is a two-time First-Team UAA pick. This marks the first time McCall has received AVCA All-America honors.

 

Kristin Noetzel, a 6-0 middle blocker for Juniata College, is a senior from Closter, N.J. Juniata's blocking leader, Noetzel sits atop the Landmark Conference in hitting percentage and is among the top-10 in kills and blocks per set. She has helped guide the Eagles the NCAA quarterfinals and has been named an All-Landmark First-Team selection. This is the first time Noetzel is receiving an AVCA All-America award.

 

Kelly Pang, a 5-1 libero for Washington University in St. Louis, is a sophomore from Honolulu, Hawai'i. Leading the UAA in digs per set and among the league's best in service aces, Pang assisted her team in capturing their second straight regional championship. The two-time First-Team All-UAA honoree is among the national leaders in digs per set and is receiving AVCA First-Team All-America accolades for the second year in a row.

 

Emily Perkins, a 6-0 middle blocker for Colorado College, is a senior from Plano, Texas. Named the SCAC Player of the Year, Perkins assisted the Tigers in gaining their first-ever SCAC championship title. A top leader for the SCAC in hitting percentage and kills per set, Perkins is the second player in program history to record 1,500 career kills and digs. This marks the second consecutive year that Perkins has been named an AVCA First-Team All-American.

 

Shannon Thompson, a 6-2 middle blocker for the University of Massachusetts Boston, is a sophomore from Moorpark, Calif. Named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the year, two-time All-Little East First-Team honoree is among the league leaders in hitting percentage and kills per set.  Thompson helped her team to their second consecutive LEC championship, and earns AVCA All-America honors for the first time.

 

 

2010 AVCA Division III Second-Team All-America

Breanah Borque,a 5-11 middle blocker for Emory University, is a sophomore from Houston, Texas.  She led the team in hitting percentage and helped the Eagles to a No.1 ranking in the AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll, in addition helping the squad capture the UAA championship. Bourque, who was recently named the Most Outstanding Player in the Atlanta regional, is making her first appearance as an AVCA All-American.

 

Kendyl Dunn, a 6-0 middle blocker for New York University, is a sophomore from Austin, Texas.  Dunn was named the University Athletic Association Athlete of the week four times this season to help NYU to a UAA title.  Dunn leads her team and is among the league's leaders in kills per set, and propelled the Violets to their first appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals since 2005.  This marks the second consecutive season Dunn has been honored as an AVCA Second-Team All-American.

 

Kelsey England, a 5-9 outside hitter for Millikin University, is a junior from Highland, Ill.  Earlier this month, England was selected to the CCIW All-Conference First-Team and named to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Second-Team.  England broke the Millikin record for kills in a single season with 564, and also added over 400 digs to her season's resume.  This marks England's first time being named an AVCA All-American.

 

Jacie Fiedler, a 6-1 middle blocker for Hope College, is a senior from Richmond, Ill.  In October, Fiedler was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week while also taking MIAA Player of the Week honors in the same week for helping the team to five victories.  She leads the team in kills and hitting percentage and was an All-MIAA selection, en route to being named an AVCA All-American for the first time.

 

Jessie Heavenrich, a 5-8 setter for Christopher Newport University, is a junior from Cambria, Calif.  Heavenrich was named the USA South Player of the Year and was also the Conference Tournament MVP. She guided the Captains to their highest-ever national ranking and helped the team land its second-consecutive berth in the NCAA quarterfinals. For her outstanding season, Heavenrich has been named an AVCA All-American for the first time.

 

Caitlyn Jansen, a 6-0 middle blocker for Christopher Newport University, is a senior from Lorton, Va.  Jansen was named a USA South First-Team All-Conference honoree and to the USA South Tournament Team.  She led the team in kills and has been a main cog by the net, also leading the team in blocks.  This is her second time earning AVCA All-America laurels, as she landed a spot on the Third-Team in 2009.

 

Katy Krajnak, a 6-1 middle blocker for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is a senior from Racine, Wis.  She led the team in blocks and hitting percentage while being just one of two players to go the entire season without a reception error.  Krajnak was twice named the WIAC Athlete of the Week and helped the team to an appearance in the NCAA tournament.  This marks Krajnak's first AVCA All-America distinction.

 

Meredith Palmer, a 6-0 middle blocker for Skidmore College, is a senior from Montvale, N.J.  Palmer devastated opponents leading the league in hitting percentage while earning Liberty League Player of the Year accolades for her outstanding efforts.  Palmer has been a key force for Skidmore all season, earning Liberty League Performer of the Week nods five times.  This is her first time being named an AVCA All-American.

 

Courtney Reinhold, a 5-7 outside hitter for Eastern University (Pa.), is a junior from Adamstown, Pa.  While ranking among the national leaders kills per set, she led the Eagles to their third consecutive Freedom Conference championship and was named as a First-Team All-Conference selection.  She has been dominant since enrolling at Eastern, as this is her third consecutive year being named a Second-Team AVCA All-American.

 

Kim Smisek, a 6-2 outside hitter for St. Olaf College, is a senior from Northfield, Minn. She was named to the All-MIAC team for the third time in as many years after ranking among the nation's leaders in killer per set.  Smisek set the school record for kills in a season and ended her career ranked No. 2 all-time in kills.  She has been rewarded with her second appearance as an AVCA All-American, also taking home First-Team honors a year ago.

 

Stephanie Strauss, a 5-11 setter for Juniata College, is a senior from Verona, Pa.  Strauss helped guide Juniata to its 30th consecutive berth in the NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Championships and ranks among the nation's leaders in assists per set.  This marks the third straight year she has taken home AVCA All-America honors, also garnering a Second-Team nod in each of the past two seasons.

 

Katie Sumner, a 5-9 senior middle blocker for Wittenberg University, is a junior from Dublin, Ohio.  Sumner was solid both defensively and offensively, ranking among the team leaders in total blocks, kills, service aces , while also possessing an efficient attack percentage.  For her efforts, she was named First-Team All-NCAC for the second straight season.  This marks her first time being honored as an AVCA All-American.

 

Megan Thorpe, a 5-7 outside hitter for California Lutheran University, is a senior from Saugus, Calif.  Thorpe was one of four Regals selected to the AVCA All-West Region team while leading the team in kills from her outside hitter position.  She is just one of four players in Cal Lutheran history to have 900 or more kills and digs.  This is the first time Thorpe has been named an AVCA All-American.

 

Katie Vohnoutka, a 5-10 middle blocker for Concordia College (Minn.), is a junior from Eden Prairie, Minn.  Vohnoutka was named to the MIAC All-Conference Team, marking the second consecutive season she received All-Conference honors.  She saved her best play for conference matchups by leading the team in kills and blocks when it mattered most.  Vohnoutka finished second in the MIAC in blocks, third in kills and fourth in hitting percentage on her way to garnering AVCA All-America honors for the first time.

 

 

2010 AVCA Division III Third-Team All-America

Logan Boyer-Hayse, a 5-9 outside hitter for Occidental College, is a sophomore from Boulder, Colo. Boyer-Hayse led the SCIAC in kills and points in 2010 and ranked among the league's leaders in hitting percentage, en route to garnering First-Team All-SCIAC laurels. This marks the first time Boyer-Hayse has earned AVCA All-America accolades.

 

Lauren Budde, a 5-9 middle blocker for Washington University in St. Louis, is a junior from Bartelso, Ill. Budde ranked among the best in the UAA in nearly every statistical category this season, including kills,aces, blocks and hitting percentage. A Second-Team All-UAA selection, Budde is receiving AVCA All-America honors for the first time.

 

Lauren Dembkowski, a 5-10 outside hitter for Carthage College, is a junior from Arlington Heights, Ill. The junior sparkplug ranked among the CCIW's leaders in kills and aces, en route to grabbing a spot on the All-CCIW First-Team. Dembkowski, who also helped Carthage to the CCIW Championship, is a first-time recipient of AVCA All-America honors.

 

Rebekah Dion, a 6-0 middle blocker for Roger Williams University, is a senior from Old Saybrook, Conn. As the Commonweath Coast Conference's Player of the Year and First-Team All-CCC recipient. Dion ranked among the nation's best in hitting percentage, while sitting atop the conference in that category, as well ranking in kills per set. This marks the first time Dion has been honored as an AVCA All-American.

 

Brittany Donelan, a 5-6 libero for Heidelberg University, is a senior from Avon Lake, Ohio. Donelan ranked among the nation's leaders in digs per set and helped The Berg earn its fourth consecutive berth in the NCAA Tournament. Selected as the OAC Libero of the Year for three consecutive seasons, Donelan was also named a First-Team All-OAC selection in 2010. This marks her second straight appearance as an AVCA Third-Team All-American.

 

Jamie Grauvogel, a 6-1 outside hitter for the College of Mount St. Joseph, is a senior from Cleves, Ohio. Grauvogel dominated her opponents in 2010, ranking sixth nationally in kills, while helping the Lions to a share of the HCAC title and to a HCAC Tournament championship. Selected as the HCAC Most Valuable Player, Grauvogel earns her third nod as an AVCA All-American, taking home Second-Team honors in 2009 and Third-Team laurels in 2008.

 

Abby Hogge, a 5-4 libero for Christopher Newport University, is a sophomore from Clifton, Va. Hogge is a key reason for the Captains' return to the NCAA quarterfinals and 38-2 record thus far this season, earning USA South Libero of the Year and Second-Team All-USA South accolades along the way. Voted to the NCAA regional all-tournament team, Hogge makes her first appearance as an AVCA All-American.

 

Jessica McAlvany, a 6-1 outside hitter for Emory University, is a junior from Roswell, Ga. The First-Team All-UAA selection keyed the Eagles to a spot in the upcoming NCAA quarterfinals, while ranking among the league leaders in hitting percentage and kills. This is the second time McAlvany has earned AVCA All-America distinction, as she was First-Team honoree a season ago.

 

Libby Morrison, a 5-6 libero for Juniata College, is a junior from Portland, Ore. Morrison has been key to the Eagles' defense all season, ranking second in the Landmark Conference in aces and fifth in digs. For her outstanding efforts, Morrison was selected the Landmark Conference Co-Player of the Year in addition to landing Landmark Conference Specialist of the Year honors and a spot on the league's First-Team. Morrison is now a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Amy Newman, a 5-9 outside hitter for Connecticut College, is a junior from Los Angeles, Calif. The two-time NESCAC First-Team honoree led the conference in kills and ranked fifth in hitting percentage, while helping the Camels to a 19-7 record this season. This marks the first time Newman has garnered AVCA All-America accolades.

 

Kelly Prunty, a 5-10 setter for St. Olaf College, is a senior from Welcome, Minn. The quarterback of the Oles' offense, Prunty ranked among the top-ten nationally in assists per set, while guiding her squad to the MIAC Playoff Championship and its seventh 30-win season. A MIAC All-Conference honoree, Prunty has been selected an AVCA All-American for the first time.

 

Jackie Russell, a 5-6 setter for California Lutheran University, is a sophomore from Newbury Park, Calif. Russell, who ranked sixth nationally in assists per set and helped the CLU offense to a top-15 team hitting percentage, was a key reason the Regals reached the NCAA round of 16 this season. This is the first time Russell, a First-Team All-SCIAC recipient, has been honored as an AVCA All-American.

 

Ali Sikic, a 5-6 setter for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is a junior from Sugar Grove, Ill. Sikic, who helped the Pioneers advance farther than ever in the NCAA tournament, ranked third nationally in assists per set, while also keying her squad to one of the nation's top hitting percentages. A First-Team All-WIAC selection, Sikic makes her first appearance on an AVCA All-America team.

 

Sasha Zavadska, a 5-7 outside hitter for Elmira College, is a sophomore from Bratislava, Slovakia. The 2010 Empire 8 Player of the Year and First-Team All-Empire 8 honoree keyed the Soaring Eagles to a runner-up showing in the conference tournament, while also ranking among the top-20 nationally in kills per set. Zavadska, who also ranked among her league's leaders in digs per set, is a first-time AVCA All-American.

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