2010 AVCA Division I All-Region Teams and Coaches

12/10/2010

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All-Region Teams | Region Coaches of the Year 

 

2010 AVCA Division I All-Region Teams

 

Central Region

  

Rachael Adams

The University of Texas

MB

Jr.

Paola Ampudia

University of Missouri

OH

Sr.

Brianne Barker

University of Oklahoma

S

Jr.

Ellie Blakenship

University of Northern Iowa

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Megan Bober

Creighton University

S

So.

Michelle Burow

University of Northern Iowa

MB

Jr.

Brooke Delano**

University of Nebraska

MB

Jr.

Juliann Faucette***

The University of Texas

OH

Sr.

Victoria Henson***

Iowa State University

OH

Sr.

Lindsey Licht

University of Nebraska

RS/Opp.

Sr.

Kelley Michnowicz

Missouri State University

RS/Opp.

Jr.

Bre Payton**

University of Northern Iowa

S

Jr.

Jamie Straube

Iowa State University

MB

So.

Hannah Werth

University of Nebraska

OH

So.

Region Freshman of the Year: Molly Kreklow, Missouri, S

Honorable Mention: Emily Adney (Wichita State, OH, So.), Suzy Boulavsky (Oklahoma, RS/Opp., Jr.), Molly Kreklow Missouri, S, Fr.), Ashley Mass (Iowa State, DS/Lib., Sr.), Sarah McGee (Wichita State, MB, Sr.), Caitlyn Vann (Missouri, DS/Lib., Sr.)

 

 

East Region

   

Sandra Adeleye**

Clemson University

MB

So.

Cara Baarendsa

Virginia Tech

RS/Opp.

So.

Becci Burling

Duke University

MB

Sr.

Lane Carico***

University of Miami

OH

Jr.

Kellie Catanach**

Duke University

S

Jr.

Visnja Djurdjevic**

Florida State University

OH

Jr.

Katie Gallagher

University of Miami

S

Jr.

Greta Gibboney

University of Delaware

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Kaylie Gibson

University of North Carolina

DS/Lib.

Jr.

Christiana Gray

Duke University

MB

So.

Monique Mead

Georgia Tech University

RS/Opp.

So.

Amanda Robertson

Duke University

RS/Opp.

Jr.

Mary Ashley Tippins**

Georgia Tech University

S

Sr.

Felicia Willoughby***

Virginia Tech

MB

Sr.

Region Freshman of the Year: McKenzie Adams, Virginia, OH

Honorable Mention: Britney Brown (Northeastern, S/OH, Sr.), Bailey Hunter (Georgia Tech, OH, Jr.), Courtney Johnston (North Carolina, RS/Opp., Sr.), Emily McGee (North Carolina, OH, So.), Stephanie Neville (Florida State, RS/Opp., Sr.), Jessica O'Shoney (Virginia, MB, So.)

 

 

Mideast Region

  

Michelle Bartsch

University of Illinois

RS/Opp.

Jr.

Ashley Benson**

Indiana University

MB

Sr.

Blair Brown***

Penn State University

RS/Opp.

R-Sr.

Jessica Granquist

University of Minnesota

DS/Lib.

Jr.

Jaclyn Hart

Purdue University

S

Sr.

Hillary Haen

University of Illinois

S

Sr.

Alex Hunt

University of Michigan

OH

Jr.

Naomi Johnson

Northwestern University

MB

Sr.

Deja McClendon

Penn State University

OH

Fr.

Sabel Moffett**

Northwestern University

MB

Sr.

Colleen Ward

University of Illinois

OH

Jr.

Lauren Wicinski

Northern Illinois University

OH

Fr.

Arielle Wilson***

Penn State University

MB

Sr.

Lexi Zimmerman****

University of Michigan

S

Sr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Deja McClendon, Penn State, OH

Honorable Mention: Kelli Barhorst (Ohio State, MB, Jr.), Jennifer Bonilla (Illinois, DS/Lib., Fr.), Katie Dull (Ohio State, OH, Sr.), Jordan Haverly (Indiana, OH, So.), Jenilee Rathje (Michigan State, MB, R-Jr.), Ashley Wittman (Minnesota, OH, Fr.)

 

 

Midwest Region

 

Lucy Charuk**

University of Houston

MB

Jr.

Jordan Clampitt

University of Tulsa

S

So.

Nancy Cole

Rice University

MB

So.

Holly Evans

Morehead State University

RS/Opp.

Sr.

Altrese Hawkins

University of Memphis

MB

So.

Tyler Henderson**

University of Tulsa

OH

So.

Tracey Lam**

Rice University

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Ashley Mell

Univ. of Southern Mississippi

OH

Jr.

Dana Powell**

Southern Methodist University

OH

Jr.

Taylor Root

Valparaiso University

DS/Lib.

So.

Kerri Schuh

Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

RS/Opp.

Jr.

Sam Serley

Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham

MB

So.

Kelsea Seymour

Univ. of Southern Mississippi

S

Jr.

Jessica Wolfe**

Butler University

OH

Sr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Rachel Neuberger, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MB

Honorable Mention: Jessica Adams (Tulsa, DS/Lib., So.), Maureen Bamiro (Butler, MB, Jr.), Kirstie Brangers (Morehead State, S, Sr.), Jenny Pokorny (Valparaiso, S, Jr.), Jessica Oliver (Southern Methodist, RS/Opp., Jr.), Nikki Doyle (Austin Peay, OH, So.)

 

 

Northeast Region

   

Lola Arslanbekova**

University of Louisville

OH

So.

Ashley Beyer

Marquette University

OH

Jr.

Allie Boaz

University of South Florida

RS/Opp.

Sr.

Annie Fesl

University of Cincinnati

S

Sr.

Lindsay Fletemier***

University of Dayton

MB

Sr.

Rabbecka Gonyo

Marquette University

MB

Sr.

Liz Homan

Duquesne University

MB

Jr.

Nikki Klingsporn

Marquette University

S

Sr.

Stephanie Niemer**

University of Cincinnati

OH

Sr.

Gwen Rucker

University of Louisville

MB

Jr.

Jordanne Scott

University of Cincinnati

MB

So.

Stephanie Vorherr

Xavier University

DS/Lib.

So.

Angelina Waterman

American University

OH

Sr.

Jessica Yanz

University of Dayton

S

Sr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Andrea McHugh, Notre Dame, OH

Honorable Mention: Kim Maroon (Villanova, DS/Lib., Jr.), Andrea McHugh (Notre Dame, OH, Fr.), Maggie Mergen (Villanova, MB, Jr.), Becky Novacek (Dayton, MB, Sr.), Megan Tryon (Pennsylvania, S, Sr.), Magdalena Tekiel (American, OH, Sr.)


 


Pacific Region

    

Gabi Ailes

Stanford University

DS/Lib.

Sr.

Kendall Bateman

Univ. of Southern California

S

Jr.

Kindra Carlson**

University of Washington

RS/Opp.

Sr.

Kim Hill

Pepperdine University

MB

Jr.

Correy Johnson

University of California

RS/Opp.

So.

Alex Jupiter**

Univ. of Southern California

OH

Jr.

Alix Klineman****

Stanford University

OH

Sr.

Cassidy Lichtman**

Stanford University

S/RS

Sr.

Carli Lloyd***

University of  California

S

Sr.

Tarah Murrey

University of California

OH

Jr.

Becky Perry

University of  Washington

OH

Sr.

Bianca Rowland**

University of  Washington

MB

Jr.

Ali Troost**

University of  San Diego

RS/Opp.

Sr.

Lauren Williams

Univ. of Southern California

MB

Jr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Falyn Fonoimoana, Southern California, OH

Honorable Mention:  Chloe Ferrari (San Diego, MB, Fr.), Falyn Fonoimoana (USC, OH, Fr.), Shannon Hawari (California, MB, So.), Dicey McGraw (UCLA, OH, Sr.), Heather Meyers (Oregon, RS/Opp., Sr.), Tiffany Owens (Arizona, OH, Sr.)

 

 

 South Region 

  

Lauren Bledsoe

University of Florida

MB

Sr.

Nikki Fowler***

University of Tennessee

RS/Opp.

Sr.

Leah Hinkey

University of Tennessee

MB

Sr.

Kristy Jaeckel

University of Florida

OH

Jr.

Kayla Jeter

University of Tennessee

OH

Jr.

Alex Kelly**

Lipscomb University

MB

Sr.

Izabela Kozon

Middle Tennessee State Univ.

OH

Sr.

Kelly Murphy***

University of Florida

RS/S

Jr.

Stacy Oladinni**

Middle Tennessee State Univ.

MB

Jr.

Stefine Pease**

Lipscomb University

S

Sr.

Lauren Rapp

University of Kentucky

RS/Opp.

Sr.

Callie Rivers

University of Florida

OH

Sr.

Melanie Stutsman

Western Kentucky University

S

Fr.

Regina Thomas

University of Mississippi

MB

Jr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Melanie Stutsman, Western Kentucky, S

Honorable Mention: Kayla Albritton (Belmont, RS/OH, Sr.), Cole Dawley (Charleston, S, Sr.), Tiffany Elmore (Western Kentucky, MB, Jr.), Brittney Johnson (LSU, S, Sr.), Miranda Kitts (Mississippi, MB, Sr.), Michelle Williams (LSU, MB, Jr.)

 

 

West Region 

   

Kanani Danielson**

University of Hawai'i

OH

Jr.

Jennah DeVries**

New Mexico State University

S

Jr.

Brittany Hewitt

University of Hawai'i

MB

So.

Jennifer Keddy

Cal Poly

MB

So.

Caitlin Ledoux

Long Beach State University

OH

Jr.

Dani Mafua***

University of Hawai'i

S

Sr.

Liz McArthur

Utah State University

OH

Jr.

Lisa Meeter

University of New Mexico

OH

Sr.

Jade Michaelsen

University of New Mexico

S

Sr.

Danielle Minch**

Colorado State University

OH

Sr.

Meghan Plourde**

Colorado State University

MB

So.

Erin Saddler

California State Univ., Fullerton

OH

Sr.

Stacey Schmidt

Univ. of  California, Santa Barbara

RS/Opp.

Jr.

Dana Vargas**

Univ. of  California, Santa Barbara

S

Sr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Kristina Graven, Cal Poly, OH

Honorable Mention:  Karolina Bartkowiak (Utah, RS/Opp., Sr.), Cami Croteau (Cal State Fullerton, DS/Lib., Sr.), Svenja Engelhardt (Pacific, OH, Sr.), Kayleigh Giddens (New Mexico State, OH, Sr.), Kristina Graven (Cal Poly, OH, Fr.), Taylor Hadfield (New Mexico, MB, Sr.)

 

 

 

2010 AVCA Division I Region Coaches of the Year

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The following coaches have been selected by their region as the 2010 AVCA Division I Region Coach of the Year. Each of the honorees will represent their region on the 2010 AVCA National Coach of the Year ballot. The awards will be officially presented at the 2010 Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 16, at the 2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association Annual Convention.

 

AVCA Division I Central Region Coach of the Year
Jerritt Elliott, The University of Texas
2010 Record:
25-5, 18-2 Big 12 Conference
In his 10th season as head coach of the Longhorns, Jerritt Elliott led the The University of Texas to its fifth consecutive NCAA regional appearance this year.  The Longhorns ended the regular season ranked eighth in the country, which was good enough for the ninth overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.  With wins over UTSA and UCLA in the first two rounds, Texas extended its winning streak to 17 matches and has now had four straight seasons with at least 25 wins.  Elliott's strong 2010 campaign netted him the Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year award, sharing the honor with Nebraska's John Cook.  His players received plenty of Big 12 accolades, as well, with senior AVCA All-America outside hitter Juliann Faucette being named the Big 12 Player of the Year, becoming the second straight Longhorn to receive the distinction.  He won the AVCA Division I Pacific Region Coach of the Year for the first time in 2000 while at the University of Southern California.  This is his third Division I Central Region Coach of the Year honor since joining Texas (2004, 2007).

 

AVCA Division I East Region Coach of the Year
Jolene Nagel, Duke University
2010 Record:
26-6, 16-4 Atlantic Coast Conference
Jolene Nagel, in her twelfth season as the head coach of the Duke University Blue Devils, has guided her team to a season full of great success. For the first time since 1994, and only the second time in program history, the Blue Devils have advanced to the NCAA Tournament Round of 16. Duke is competing in its sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament, a record for the program, with nine total appearances under the leadership of Nagel. With an impressive overall record of 26-6 and 16-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play, the Blue Devils collected their third ACC title in the past five years and tenth crown overall. Nagel was tabbed the 2010 ACC Coach of the Year for the third time in her career, also securing the honor in 2001 and 2006, and also produced the 2010 ACC Player of the Year, along with a school-record five Blue Devils earning spots on the All-ACC Volleyball Team. This marks Nagel's third AVCA Division I East Region Coach of the Year award, the first two coming in 2000 and 2006.

 

AVCA Division I Mideast Region Coach of the Year
Russ Rose, Penn State University
2010 Record:
28-5, 16-4 Big Ten Conference
Continuing his legacy in his 32nd year at the helm of Penn State University women's volleyball program, Russ Rose has successfully continued to push the Nittany Lions to new heights. With his eighth straight Big Ten title and 14th overall, Rose has improved his overall career record of 1,029-164 and is leading Penn State down the same road to success that was seen last season before winning its third straight NCAA Division I Championship. Rose was named the Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive season while producing the both the 2010 Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Year. Penn State will move on to the third round of NCAA Tournament play for the 22nd time, facing Oklahoma this Friday with a 28-5 overall record. The AVCA Hall of Fame inductee has led the Nittany Lions to 28 conference crowns, with four national titles under his belt from 1999, 2007, 2008 and 2009. This is the fourth consecutive AVCA Division I Mideast Region Coach of the Year award for Rose and marks his fifth recognition overall, previously earning the honor in 1996, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

 

AVCA Division I Midwest Region Coach of the Year
Ed Allen, Tulsa University
2010 Record:
30-2, 20-0 Conference USA
In his fifth year as head coach at Tulsa University, Ed Allen guided his team to their best season in program history.  After finishing the regular season with a 30-2 record and winning the Conference USA Championship by not losing a single match, the Golden Hurricane advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament by sweeping 13th-seeded LSU.  In conference play, Tulsa lost just seven sets this year, giving them the first undefeated season in Conference USA action since Louisville posted a 13-0 mark in 2004. Allen was tabbed the league's Coach of the Year, and he also had a league-best six all-conference selections, including the Player of the Year and Setter of the Year.  This is Allen's first AVCA Division I Midwest Region Coach of the Year award.

 

AVCA Division I Northeast Region Coach of the Year
Kelly Sheffield, University of Dayton
2010 Record:
28-4, 17-0 Atlantic 10 Conference
Kelly Sheffield led the Flyers to their first unblemished 17-0 Atlantic 10 Conference record as back-to-back regular season and tournament champions.  After taking care of Butler in straight sets in their NCAA Tournament opener, Ohio State ended their season with a second round upset.  However, the tough loss should hardly take away from the extremely successful season they enjoyed.  This was the Flyers' fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and Dayton was the only seed in the tournament to come out of a one-bid conference.  He coached two-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Year Lindsay Fletemier, as well as Setter of the Year and conference tournament MVP Jessica Yanz.  Prior to the OSU loss, Dayton held a 22-match winning streak, which was good for the fourth-longest winning streak in the country at the time.  Sheffield earned A-10 Co-Coach of the Year honors for the first time, and can now add his first AVCA Division I Northeast Region Coach of the Year award to the 2010 campaign.

 

AVCA Division I Pacific Region Coach of the Year
Rich Feller, University of California
2010 Record:
27-3, 15-3 Pac-10 Conference
In his 12th season as head coach of the Golden Bears, Rich Feller led Cal to their first Pac-10 Championship.  The squad is on its way to the NCAA regional semifinal after taking care of Utah State and North Carolina in the first two rounds, giving the program five consecutive appearances in an NCAA regional semifinal.  Feller was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year (also winning it once before in 2003) for coaching his team to a school-record ninth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and a program-best fifth straight 20-win season.  Under Feller's guidance, three Cal players were named to the 2010 Pac-10 All-Conference team, which was the first time three players had been selected in the same year in program history.  This is his second time he has won the AVCA Division I Pacific Region Coach of the Year award, his first nod coming in 2003.

 

AVCA Division I South Region Coach of the Year
Mary Wise, University of Florida
2010 Record:
29-1, 20-0 Southeastern Conference
Since becoming the Gators' head coach 20 years ago, Mary Wise has been no stranger to conference dominance.  That didn't change this year, as the University of Florida finished a perfect 20-0 in Southeastern Conference play and earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.  The Gators advanced to NCAA regional play for the 19th time out of her 20 years and defeated South Carolina State then Florida State in the first two rounds.  On her way to earning her 700th career victory, Wise coached SEC Player of the Year Kelly Murphy, while earning SEC Coach of the Year honors herself.  Wise had a total of six players earn All-SEC recognition, including three First-Team selections.  Now added to her resume is her sixth AVCA Division I South Region Coach of the Year award (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003).

 

AVCA Division I West Region Coach of the Year
Carolyn Zimmerman, Cal State Fullerton
2010 Record:
26-6, 14-2 Big West Conference
In her ninth season as the head coach of the Cal State Fullerton women's volleyball program, Carolyn Zimmerman has guided the Titans to a historic season. Never seeing higher than the fifth place spot in the Big West Conference standings, the Titans pushed their way to the top spot, collecting the first Big West Championship in the program's history. The record breaking did not stop there, as Zimmerman and Cal State Fullerton went on to gain the highest amount of overall wins in program history with 26 and the most conference victories with 14, along with being ranked in the AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll for the first time ever at the 25th spot. With an outstanding record of 26-6 and 14-2 in Big West play, the Titans appeared in NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history, but fell in the first round to Colorado State. Zimmerman was named the 2010 Big West Coach of the Year and is receiving AVCA Division I West Region Coach of the Year honors for the first time.

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