2011 AVCA Division II All-America Teams

11/29/2011

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2011 AVCA Division II All-America Teams
 

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 31st annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division II women's volleyball.

 

Exactly 27 of the athletes honored on the AVCA All-America teams in 2011 are first-time recipients of the award. Headlining this year's selections are Concordia-St. Paul's Megan Carlson, Hillsdale's Ashlee Crowder and Cal State University San Bernardino's Samantha Middleborn, who earn their third-straight All-American mention. 

The 2011 All-America selections were made by the AVCA Division II All-America Committee: Shelton Collier, Wingate University, chairperson; Mario Andaya, Central Washington University; Laurie Lokash, Slippery Rock University; Debbie Hendricks, Metro State University; Gail Wasmus. NY Institute of Technology;  Wick Colchagoff, Findlay University; Stephanie Radecki, University of North Alabama; Kellen Mock, Abilene Christian University; Will Condon, Armstrong Atlantic State University.

 

2011 AVCA Division II First-Team All-America

 

Julia Bates  ^

University of Central Missouri

So.

6'0

Leavenworth, Kansas

Megan Carlson %#

Concordia University-St. Paul

OH

Sr.

5'9

Andover, Minnesota

Ashlee Crowder &#

Hillsdale College

OH

Sr.

6'0

Jenison, Michigan

Paula Harris @

University of Central Missouri

MB

Sr.

6'1

Conway Springs, Kansas

Megan Hodges

Rollins College

OH 

So.

6'1

Orlando, Florida

Allie Huffman

University of Central Missouri  OH  Sr.  5'11  Summit, Missouri 

Kayla Koenecke @

Concordia University-St. Paul 

So.

5'9

Delano, Minnesota

Amanda Konetchy ^

Concordia University-St. Paul

So.

5'7

Victoria, Minnesota

Haley Lake

University of Nebraska Kearney

MB

So.

6'0

Lincoln, Nebraska

Kate Lange

University of Minnesota Duluth  OH  So.  6'1  Hibbing, Minnesota 

Breanna Lewis

Washburn University  OH  Sr.  6'5  Topeka, Kansas 

Samantha Middleborn %#

California State Univ. San Bernardino

MB

Sr.

6'1

Rialto, California

Danielle Selkridge ^

University of Tampa

MB

Jr.

6'2 

Tortola, Virgin Islands

Camille Smith @

California State Univ. San Bernardino

Jr.

5'9

Norco, California  



2011 AVCA Division II Second-Team All-America

    

Brooke Burmeister @

Southwest Minnesota State University 

OH

Jr.

5'10

Lakefield, Minnesota

Robyn Burton

University of Alaska Anchorage  MB  So.  5'11  Eagle River, Alaska 

Cara Carson   

Southwest Minnesota State University

Sr.

5'10

Omaha, Nebraska 

Ying Chun Chen

BYU-Hawaii

S

Fr.

5'7

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Katie Habeck

Concordia University-St. Paul  MB Fr.  6'0  Farmington, Minnesota  

Kristina Hefferan

University of Indianapolis  OH  Sr.  5'11  Yorkville, Illinois 

Mary Groth @

Southwest Minnesota State MB  Jr.  6'1  West Bend, Wisconsin 

Eleena Iisaaka

University of Minnesota Duluth

Sr.

5'10

Esko, Minnesota

Danielle LaGrange 

University of Southern Indiana

MB

Sr.

6'0

Santa Claus, Indiana

Clara Leutheuser @

Hillsdale College

MB 

Sr.

6'1 

Hillsdale, Michigan

Natalie Marsh

University of North Alabama

OH 

Sr.

6'0

Cincinnati, Ohio

Bri Morley &

Metro State

OH

Sr.

5'9 

Parker, Colorado

Apryl Schmucker

Hillsdale College

Sr.

6'0

Inman, Kansas

Megan Sharpe @

Truman State University

MB 

Jr.

6'0

Edwardsville, Illinois

    

2011 AVCA Division II Third-Team All-America

 

Lindsay Biggs

Eckerd College

OH

So.

5'11

Topeka, Kansas

Ashley Davis

West Texas A&M

OH

So.

5'8

Amarillo, Texas

Lacy Hayes

West Texas A&M

Jr.

6'0 

Cypress, Texas

Lindsay Homme

University of West Florida

MB

So.

6'0

Willowbrook, Illinois

Julie Howlett

University of Tampa

DS/Lib. 

Sr.

5'4

Venice, Florida

Kelsey Hull

Sonoma State University

OH 

Fr.

5'10

Valley Springs, California

Ashley Huntey

Ferris State University

OH 

Sr.

5'10

Stanwood, Michigan

Hannah Koeneman

Lewis University

MB 

Sr.

6'2 

New Haven, Indiana

Maggie McGovern ^

Rockhurst University

OH

Jr.

6'2

Kansas City, Missouri

Olivia Snipes

Flagler College

S

Sr.

5'7

Easley, South Carolina

Jackie Stabell

Colorado School of Mines

OH

Jr.

6'0

Tomball, Texas

Liz Willis

Wingate University

Sr.

5'10

Raleigh, North Carolina

Brittany Wolf

Armstrong Atlantic State University

MB

Jr.

6'0 

Bethlehem, Georgia

Jenna Schreiver

Northern Kentucky University

S

Jr.

5'9

Edgewood, Kentucky

 

# indicates 2010 AVCA First-Team All-America selection 

^ indicates 2010 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

@ indicates 2010 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection

* 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

 

2011 AVCA Division II Freshman of the Year: Katie Habeck, Concordia University St. Paul, MB

2011 AVCA Division II Player of the Year: Samantha Middleborn, Cal State University San Bernardino, MB  

2011 AVCA Division II Honorable Mention All-America

Xuan  Gao (Lock Haven, OH, So.)

Alissa Ware (Wheeling Jesuit, OH, Jr.)

Jenna Pew (Wheeling Jesuit, MB, So.)

Gina Boothe (Edinboro, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Tali Fredrickson (Wayne State, OH, Sr.)

Ariel Krolikowski (Nebraska Kearney, OH, Jr.)

Maja Potpara (Dowling College, S,)

Keidy Candelaira (New Haven, OH, Jr.)

Shelby Cable (NYIT, OH, So.)

Bijana Savic (Bridgeport, OH, Fr.)

Bethany Shepard (Dowling College, OH, Jr.)

Kristina Kerrigan (Indianapolis, OH, Jr.)

Lisa Tobiczyk (Ferris State, DS/Lib., Sr.)

Shelby Buscher (Northern Kentucky, MB, Jr.)

Danielle Mount (Lewis University, MB, Sr.)

Sarah Drennen (Northern Kentucky, OH, Sr.)

Lunden Azuara (Southeartern Okla. St., OH, Sr.)

Michelle Hundt (St. Edward's, DS/Lib., Jr.)

Laura Farney (Arkansas Tech, OH, Sr.)

Erin Dougherty (West Texas A&M, MB, Jr.)

Jennie Hutt (Abilene Christian, OH, Sr.)

Jessica Fey (Washburn, MB, Jr.)

Bradye Peniston (Central Missouri, MB, Jr.)

Kahley Patrick (Tampa, S, Fr.)

Eva Dupay (Tampa, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Kelsey Miles (Christian Brothers, S, Jr.)

Anna Hilton (Wingate, RS/Opp., So.)

Dianna Craine (Flagler, OH, Jr.)

Keala Peterson (Sonoma St., OH, Sr.)

Morgan Carty (Cal State San Bernardino, RS/Opp., Fr.)

Shih Ting Chen (BYU-Hawaii, OH, Fr.)

Taylor Krenwinkle (Sonoma St., DS/Lib., Sr.)

Jackie Matthisen (Alaska Anchorage, OH, Sr.)

Roxanne Brunsting (UC San Diego, S, Sr.)

Marquis Mora (Cal State Los Angeles, MB, Jr,)

Anna Herald (Seattle Pacific, DS/Lib., Sr.)

Jessica Leek (Cal State Chico, RS/Opp., Jr.) 

 

 

2011 AVCA Division II First-Team All-America

 

Julia Bates, a 6-0 setter for the University of Central Missouri, is a sophomore from Leavenworth, Kan.  Earlier this year she earned her second straight AVCA All-Region honor. She led the Jennies to the fifth highest assists per set average in the nation, with 11.54 assists per set. Individually, Bates ranks seventh nationally.  This is Bates' second consecutive appearance as an AVCA All-American after making the second-team a year ago.

 

Paula Harris, a 6-1 middle hitter for the University of Central Missouri, is a senior from Conway Springs, Kan.  Harris earned her third AVCA All-Region award after gaining honorable mention honors in 2008 as a freshman, and first-team honors last year. Harris is UCM's career leader in points, and ranks seventh on the Jennies' all-time kills list.  After earning third-team honors last year, this is Harris' second consecutive AVCA All-American appearance.

 

Allie Huffman, a 5-11 outside hitter/right side for the University of Central Missouri, is a senior from Lee's Summit, Mo.  Huffman was named to the All-Region team for the fourth time in her four years as a Jennie, after being named Region Player of the Year earlier this month by Daktronics. Huffman set the UCM all-time record for attacks, and ranks second in points, behind Harris.  She has been an AVCA Honorable Mention for the past three years, making 2011 her first as an AVCA All-American.


Megan Carlson, a 5-9 outside hitter for Concordia University-St. Paul, is a senior from Andover, Minn.  She ranks in the top-10 in five different categories in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.  The Minnesota native ranks fifth in kills (377), ninth in hitting percentage (.299), fourth in service aces (38), fifth in points (451) and sixth in digs (471).  After making the second-team in 2009, this marks the second consecutive year Carlson is an AVCA First-Team All-American.

 

Kayla Koenecke, a 5-9 right side/setter for Concordia University-St. Paul, is a sophomore from Delano, Minn.  She has put together a tremendous season that saw her lead the NSIC, and ranked seventh nationally, in hitting percentage at an astounding .392.  The Minnesota native was named a 2010 AVCA Third-Team All-American in 2010, making this her second All-American selection in as many years.

 

Amanda Konetchy, a 5-7 setter for Concordia University-St. Paul, is a sophomore from Victoria, Minn.  Konetchy was a force setting her teammates, leading the nation in assists per set with 12.77.  It was mostly because of her the Golden Bears are fifth in the nation averaging 14.69 kills per set.  She was Freshman of the Year and a Third-Team All-American in 2010, so this marks her second AVCA All-American appearance.

 

Ashlee Crowder, a 6-0 outside/right side hitter for Hillsdale College, is a senior from Jenison, Mich. Her 4.18 kills per set ranks her in the top-20 nationally, and her .378 hitting percentage puts her just outside the top-10 in Division II.  Crowder was named the 2011 GLIAC Player of the Year during the conference tournament, held at Ferris State University.  The Michigan native also earned her third straight First-Team All-GLIAC honor.  This is a third consecutive appearance for Crowder as an AVCA All-American after making the third-team in 2009 and first-team in 2010.

 

Megan Hodges, a 6-1 outside hitter for Rollins College, is a sophomore from Orlando, Fla.  On the season, Hodges registered 550 kills to place her second in the Rollins single-season kills list and fourth in the total attacks column with 1,439 attempts.  She has aided the Tars in posting their second straight 20+ win season, along with the program's second consecutive postseason bid.  Hodges wraps up her sophomore campaign averaging 4.23 kills per set, which is 16thbest in the nation.  This marks her first AVCA All-American appearance. 

 

Haley Lake, 6-0 middle blocker for the University of Nebraska at Kearney, is a sophomore from Lincoln, Neb.  Lake helped replace All-American Jeri Walkowiak in the middle by leading the RMAC in attack percentage most of the season. She finished at 2.69 kills and 0.75 blocks per set with a .375 hitting efficiency.  Lake has now been named an AVCA All-American for the first time.

 

Kate Lange, a 6-1 outside hitter for the University of Minnesota Duluth, is a sophomore from Hibbing, Minn.  Lange led the region in kills per set (4.80), and finished third nationally in the category, posting 528 kills in 110 sets.  This is the first time Lange is an AVCA All-American.

 

Breanna Lewis, a 6-5 right side/opposite for Washburn University, is a senior from Topeka, Kan.  Lewis led Washburn and was ranked nationally with a .344 attack percentage and 3.11 kills per set. She was second in the league in attack percentage and fifth in kills at the end of the regular season.   For the first time in her career, Lewis takes home AVCA All-American honors.

 

Samantha Middleborn, a 6-1 middle blocker for California State University-San Bernardino, is a senior from Rialto, Calif.  She ranks first in the NCAA in blocks/set (1.65), second in attack percentage (.495) and sixth in points/set (5.12). Earlier she was named the CCAA most outstanding player and the Daktronics West Region Player of the Year.  She is now a three-time AVCA All-American after making the second-team in 2009 and first-team in 2010.

 

Camille Smith, a 5-9 setter for California State University-San Bernardino, is a junior from Norco, Calif.  Smith earned her second AVCA honor in as many years as she guided the Coyotes to a .312 attack percentage. She averaged 11.04 assists/set, ranking 24th individually and 11th as a team in the NCAA.  This is Smith's second appearance as an AVCA All-American after making the third-team a year ago.

 

Danielle Selkridge, a 6-2 middle hitter for the University of Tampa, is a junior from Tortola, Virgin Islands.  Selkridge was named to the 2011 All-Sunshine State Conference Volleyball Team, and was tabbed Player of the Year.  The national leader in hitting percentage, Selkridge is also a four-time Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week while being the Most Outstanding Player at both the Tampa Classic and Regional Crossover.  This is her second time taking home AVCA All-American honors after making it to the second-team in 2010.

 

 

2011 AVCA Division II Second-Team All-America

 

 

Brooke Burmeister, a 5-10 outside hitter for Southwest Minnesota State University, is a junior from Lakefield, Minn. A two-time All-NSIC honoree, Burmeister led SMSU in kills with 516 (4.57 kills per set) on the season. She finished the season ranked second in the NSIC and sixth in the nation in kills. Burmeister became the 11th member of the 1,000-kill club at SMSU and currently ranks seventh all-time with 1,196 career kills.  A 2010 third-team honoree, the Minnesota native is now a two-time AVCA All-American.

 

Cara Carson, a 5-10 setter for Southwest Minnesota State University, is a senior from Omaha, Neb.  She is a two-time All-NSIC first team honoree who finishes her career ranked fourth all-time at SMSU with 3,525 career assists. Carson currently holds the school record for set assists in a five-set match with 74 against Wayne State (Neb.) on Oct. 9, 2010. At the conclusion of the season, Carson ranked second in the NSIC and the nation averaging 12.52 assists per set in 2011. Three hitters have reached the 1,000-kill during Carson's career as the setter at SMSU.  Carson earns AVCA All-American honors for the first time.

 

Mary Groth, a 6-1 middle blocker for Southwest Minnesota State, is a junior from West Bend, Wis.  Groth finished the season second on the team with 468 kills (4.14 kills per set) and 93 blocks, including 10 solo and 83 block assists. At the end of SMSU's season, Groth ranked third in the NSIC and 21st in the nation in kills. She became the 10th member of the 1,000-kill club at SMSU this season. She currently ranks fifth all-time with 1,262 career kills.  She was an AVCA Third-Team All-American in 2010, making her a two-time AVCA All-American!

 

Robyn Burton, a 5-11 middle blocker for the University of Alaska Anchorage, is a sophomore from Eagle River, Alaska.  A First-Team All-GNAC performer, her attack percentage ranks No. 3 nationally and easily surpassed Tammy Middaugh's 29-year-old school record of .333. After hitting .619 in UAA's NCAA loss to top-ranked Cal State San Bernardino, Burton hit .500 or better in 12 matches, including a GNAC season-best .765 against Alaska Fairbanks on Oct. 15. This is Robyn's first time being honored as an AVCA All-American.

 

Ying Chun Chen, a 5-7 setter for BYU-Hawaii, is a freshman from Kaohsiung, Taiwan.   She averaged 11.19 assists per set during the regular season, and also posted 2.79 digs, 0.54 blocks and 0.40 aces per set.

 

Katie Habeck, a 6-0 middle blocker for Concordia University-St. Paul, is a freshman from Farmington, Minn.  She leads her team and is ranked nationally with 1.06 blocks per set.  Offensively, Habeck's attack percentage of .335 is second on the Golden Bears with a minimum of 100 sets played.


Kristina Hefferan, a 5-11 outside hitter for the University of Indianapolis, is a senior from Yorkville, Ill.  Hefferan was a First-Team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference pick and Daktronics First-Team All-Region ranking 25th nationally with four kills per set.  She has a .281 attack percentage and 2.46 digs per set average to lead the Greyhounds to a 24-8 overall record and a 15-3 conference record .  Hefferan's 427 kills this season ranks eighth in a single season at UIndy and she finishes her career sixth with 1,235 career kills.  This is Hefferan's first AVCA All-American honor. 

 

Eleena Iisakka, a 5-10 setter for the University of Minnesota-Duluth, is a senior from Esko, Minn. As a junior, Iisakka started 28 of 29 matches and established herself as the primary setter for her team, a role which she earned as a sophomore in 2009. In her redshirt senior season, Iisakka accumulated 1,258 assists and held the nation's third-highest assists per set average over 102 sets played. This marks her first time as an AVCA All-American.

 

Danielle LaGrange, a 6-0 middle blocker for the University of Southern Indiana, is a senior from Santa Claus, Ind.  Lange led the region in kills per set (4.80), and finished third nationally in the category, posting 528 kills in 110 sets. 2010 was also a successful year for LaGrange, as she took home USI's Female Student-Athlete of the Year award in addition to leading her team in kills, attacking percentage and blocks-per-set.  LaGrange is now a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Clara Leutheuser, a 6-1 middle hitter for Hillsdale College, is a senior from Hillsdale, Mich. A homegrown talent, Leutheuser was instrumental in leading her Hillsdale Academy High School team to their first two state championship appearances.  She averaged 2.5 kills per set in the 2011 season to cap off her successful career.  After making the third-team a year ago, Leutheuser becomes a two-time AVCA All-American.

 

Natalie Marsh, a 6-0 outside hitter for the University of North Alabama, is a senior from Cincinnati, Ohio. For the year, Marsh finished with a GSC-leading 3.94 kills per set. She had a .277 hitting percentage and totaled 515 kills and 338 digs for a 2.58 digs-per-set average. She added 112 total blocks (0.85 per set), 23 assists and 39 service aces. She reached double figures in kills 32 times, including six matches with at least 20 kills. She also had 19 double-doubles.  Marsh becomes an AVCA All-American for the first time.

 

Bri Morley, a 5-9 outside hitter for Metro State, is a senior from Parker, Colo. A standout athlete for Cherokee Trail High School, Morley took home awards for excellence in both volleyball and basketball. Her success translated to the college level, where she has been recognized with a laundry list of awards and accolades. She averaged almost four kills per set during a 2011 season in which she played 111 sets. She finishes her career with 1,666 kills and is Metro State's all-time kills leader.  After making the third-team in 2009, Morley is back as an AVCA All-American for the second time.

 

Apryl Schmucker, a 6-0 setter for Hillsdale College, is a senior from Inman, Kan. 2011 was Schmucker's third season as the starting setter for the Hillsdale College Chargers. She became the starter in 2009, stepping in and helping lead her team to their first conference tournament championship. She was named First-Team All-GLIAC in her junior season, and has followed that up with an impressive senior campaign. She averaged almost 12 assists per set in 2011 season play.  Schmucker calls herself an AVCA All-American for the first time.

 

Megan Sharpe, a 6-0 middle blocker for Truman State University, is a junior from Edwardsville, Ill. Sharpe was the 2009 AVCA National Freshman of the Year and is a two-time AVCA all-American. In 2011, she lead the Bulldogs in kills (389), kills per set (3.02), blocks (141), blocks per set (1.09) and hitting percentage (.351).  In addition, she became the 13th member of Truman's 1,000-kill club on Oct. 29 against Fort Hays State.  After last year's appearance on the third-team, Sharpe becomes a two-time AVCA All-American.

 

 

2011 AVCA Division II Third-Team All-America  

 

 

Lindsay Biggs, a 5-11 outside hitter for Eckerd College, is a sophomore from Topeka, Kan. A three-time All-State selection in high school, Biggs had little trouble acclimating herself to the college game, posting an impressive rookie campaign and being named to the Sunshine State Conference All-Freshman team in 2010. She started in 30 of 32 matches for the Tritons and played in 122 sets, leading her team with an average of three kills per set.  Biggs is now a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Ashley Davis, a 5-8 outside hitter for West Texas A&M, is a sophomore from Amarillo, Texas. Davis, a local standout from Randall High School in Amarillo, led the Lady Buffs in kills and was named the Lone Star Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year for her efforts on the court. She was also the Lone Star Conference Tournament MVP. She helped her high school win their first state championship in volleyball and had a standout freshman season in 2010, finishing second on her team in kills.  For her outstanding effort, Davis earns first-time AVCA All-American honors.

 

Lacy Hayes, a 6-0 setter for West Texas A&M, is a junior from Cypress, Texas. Hayes started her college volleyball career with the Clemson Tigers before transferring to West Texas A&M to lend her talents to the Lady Buffs. Hayes, a Cypress, Texas native, ranks in the top-10 nationally in assists per set and she was named a member of the LSC All-Tournament Team and the LSC Setter of the Year.  Hayes has earned AVCA All-American honors for the first time. 

 

Linsday Homme, a 6-0 middle hitter for the University of West Florida, is a sophomore from Willowbrook, Ill. She was granted a medical redshirt after breaking her foot several games into the 2010 schedule. She was leading the team in kills prior to her injury, and has wasted no time getting back into top form. Homme led the Argos in total kills (387), kills per set (3.62) and was second in total blocks with 90 in 2011.  After a great comeback year, Homme becomes an AVCA All-American for the first time.

 

Julie Howlett, a 5-4 libero for the University of Tampa, is a senior from Venice, Fla. After breaking her high school's record for digs in a single match, Howlett earned immediate playing time at the position during her freshman season in 2008. Fast forward to 2011, and the Florida native averaged over four digs per set as she leads the Spartans to an appearance in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament.  Howlett takes home AVCA All-American honors for the first time.

 

Kelsey Hull, a 5-10 outside hitter for Sonoma State University, is a freshman from Valley Springs, Calif.  Named as the CCAA's Newcomer of the Year, was the conference's sixth-most efficient hitter, sporting a .319 hitting percentage this season. She smashed the team's third-most kills (305) and was a huge presence at the net, rejecting 45 attacks, including five solo blocks.  Hull had a career-high 19 kills in a victory at Cal Poly Pomona on Oct. 7 and her highest single-match hitting percentage came at the mercy of Dominican on Sept. 20 when Hull hit at a .700 clip with 15 kills and just one error in 20 swings.

 

Ashley Huntey, a 5-10 outside hitter for Ferris State University, is a senior from Stanwood, Mich. Huntey  leads the Bulldogs in both kills (380) and total points (443) this season.  The All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) First-Team pick ranks second in kills and third in points among the conference leaders while ranking nationally in both categories. Recently, Huntey became only the seventh player in school history to notch both 1,000 career kills and digs this campaign.  Huntey is a first-time All-American.

 

Hannah Koeneman, a 6-2 middle hitter for Lewis University, is a senior from New Haven, Ind. She led Lewis with 299 kills (2.88 per set) while adding 91 blocks (0.88 blocks per set). Koeneman will graduate eighth in career block assists at Lewis with 202. She was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 7 after helping the Flyers to victories over St. Joseph's and Indianapolis.   Koeneman has been selected as an AVCA All-American for the first time. 

 

Maggie McGovern, a 6-2 outside hitter for Rockhurst University, is a senior from Kansas City, Mo. Over the course of her career at Rockhurst, McGovern has tallied an average of over three kills per set in over 360 sets played. McGovern led the Hawks to a 16-15 record and a seventh consecutive berth in the GLVC Tournament in 2011. This season, she was the conference leader in kills (4.32 per set) and points (5.07 per set). She amassed 1,655 kills and 2,011 points in her career while posting a .256 hitting percentage. This is McGovern's second AVCA All-American appearance after making the second-team a year ago.

 

Olivia Snipes, a 5-7 setter for Flaglerf College, is a senior from Easley, S.C. Snipes was the PBC Setter of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection. She was selected as the PBC Tournament's Most Valuable Player and earned Daktronics second-team All-Southeast Region honors. She earned conference specialist of the week honors three times and is No. 6 in the country in assists per set (11.60). Snipes broke the school's single-season assist mark and has tallied 1,589 this season. She has recorded a team-best 18 double-doubles this season, including a 52-assist, 21-dig effort in the regional final at Wingate.  Snipes is now a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Jackie Stabell, a 6-0 outside hitter for Colorado School of Mines, is a junior from Tomball, Texas. She was a First-Team All-RMAC selection this season. Stabell leads the RMAC in total kills (438), ranks second in kills per set (3.78), third in points per set (4.22) and eighth in hitting percentage (.306). Stabell was named RMAC Offensive Player of the Week three times and was selected to the NCAA Division II Central Region All-Tournament Team. Stabell has been named an AVCA All-American for the first time.

 

Liz Willis, a 5-10 setter for Wingate University, is a senior from Raleigh, N.C. The SAC and Region Player of the Year, Willis was also named the SAC Scholar Athlete and SAC Tournament MVP in 2011.  She led the SAC and ranked fourth nationally with 11.72 assists per set, adding 2.77 digs per set and 57 kills on the year. Willis notched 10 double-doubles on the year, while handing out at least 40 assists 15 times. She had a career-high 60 assists in her final match at Wingate. Willis earned All-SAC and All-Region honors in all four of her seasons at Wingate, while leading the Bulldogs to an overall record of 130-7 in her career.  Willis garners first-time AVCA All-American honors for the first time.

 

Brittany Wolf, a 6-0 middle hitter for Armstrong Atlantic State University, is a junior from Bethlehem, Ga. Wolf adds All-Region honors to her already impressive resume, which includes being named the 2011 Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year. The Georgia native leads the Peach Belt and ranks fourth in NCAA Division II in hitting percentage (.403) while also ranking nationally in blocks per set. A 2011 All-PBC Tournament Team honoree, Wolf was also the PBC's Player of the Week on Oct. 24.  Wolf has been named an AVCA All-American for the first time.

 

Jenna Schreiver, a 5-9 setter for Northern Kentucky University, is a junior from Edgewood, Ky. Schreiver led the Great Lakes Valley Conference in assists (11.69 per set) and directed the NKU offense to a league-best .290 hitting percentage. The Notre Dame Academy graduate also earned AVCA National Player of the Week honors earlier this season. Schreiver has shown steady and consistent performance throughout her career at NKU, averaging over 10 assists per set as a freshman and recording over 1,200 assists as a sophomore. With still her senior season upon her, Schreiver becomes an AVCA All-American for the first time.

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