2010 Play of the Year Winner
College of Mount St. Joseph
Head Coach - Jon Bennett
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the College of Mount St. Joseph volleyball team as the second annual Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Year winner, as a part of the Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week program.
The play, which can be viewed on the AVCA's YouTube channel by clicking here, was one of 11 weekly finalists that were eligible for the Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Year, which was announced at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet presented by Zamst this evening, at the AVCA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
Several thousand votes were cast to determine the winner, with the Lions beating out Bluffton University, Cal State L.A., Ferris State University, Metropolitan State University, Mississippi State University, University of North Carolina, Sam Houston State University, Texas Christian University, Texas State University and Tufts University during the designated voting period.
The award-winning play came during Mount St. Joseph's away match against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) foe Transylvania University on November 7. The 28-second play is highlighted by an incredible pancake save by the Lions' own Michelle Woods. The rally began with a short tip from Transylvania where Woods ran from the previous play to save the tip with a dive and pancake pass to libero, Jaclyn Stenger, who sent the ball back over to Pioneers. Transylvania sent the ball back to the Lions where the ball was set up and killed by setter Lyndsey Waldman. Mount St. Joseph went on to win the match 3-2, capturing the HCAC tournament championship.
About Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week
For the second season in 2010, AVCA member schools will have the opportunity to submit up to three (3) plays per week to be voted on by coaches, players, fans and the general public for the chance to be named Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week. Deadline for video submission will be Tuesdays at 11:00 am (ET) for plays from the previous week (Monday-Sunday). The submitted plays for each week will be narrowed down to five, and those five will be posted to the AVCA Web site on Thursday to be voted on. Voting will take place on the AVCA Web site and will run through the following Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. (ET). The Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week will then be announced via press release the following day. For more information on the Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week, visit the AVCA Web Site.
About Volleyball Market
Born in April of 2003, Volleyball Market is one of the fastest growing volleyball specialty companies in North America. Widely known as the Asics team volleyball headquarters online, Volleyball Market's friendly service, attention to detail and a sharp focus on superior customer care for player or coach, has laid the foundation for their explosive growth. The Volleyball Market is also a staunch supporter of the grassroots development of the sport of volleyball. For more information about Volleyball Market visit www.VolleyballMarket.com or call 866-999-3004.