2010 AVCA Division I National Player of the Year

12/17/2010

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Carli Lloyd - University of California

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 17, 2010) -  The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that University of California senior setter Carli Lloyd has been selected as the 2010 AVCA Division I National Player of the Year. The award was presented tonight at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet presented by Zamst, which was held in Kansas City, Mo., as part of the 2010 AVCA Annual Convention.

Lloyd has been instrumental to California's success for the past four seasons. She guided the Golden Bears to four appearances in NCAA Regional final matches, and was named to all-regional tournament teams three times, including earning Most Outstanding Player honors at the 2010 Seattle Regional. She has directed Cal to its first-ever NCAA championship match this season, as the Golden Bears have rolled to a 30-3 overall record to date. The 30 wins in a season is a program record, and the squad has not lost a set in five postseason matches this season.

A Bonsall, Calif. native, Lloyd ranks eighth nationally in assists per set, averaging 11.85 helpers per frame. She has also helped the Cal attack corps to the third-best team hitting percentage in Division I volleyball, as the Golden Bears are attacking at an efficient .312. In addition, the well-versed Lloyd is averaging 2.49 digs, 1.08 blocks and nearly one kill per set.

The senior sparkplug ranks second in Cal history in career assists, with her tally of 5,664 also sixth all-time in Pac-10 lore. She is also the second Golden Bear setter to ever record 1,000 career digs. In addition, Lloyd is the only setter in program history to be named an AVCA All-American and is only the second Cal athlete to earn AVCA All-America accolades three times.


Lloyd has started in all 132 of the Golden Bears' matches from 2007-10, with the squad going 103-29 during her four years in a Cal jersey. She is a two-time All-Pac-10 selection and assisted the team in capturing its first-ever Pac-10 championship in 2010. She has also been tabbed the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week twice during her career.


Lloyd and the Golden Bears return to action Saturday, where she and her teammates will battle three-time defending national champion Penn State University for a chance to hoist the program's first national championship trophy. The match will take place in the Sprint Center and the first serve is slated for 7:30 p.m. CT.

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