Division III All-America Teams

 

 

2013 AVCA Division III All-America Teams

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 33rd annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division III women's volleyball. The awards will be presented Nov. 20, 2013, at the NCAA Division III Women's National Championship banquet in Holland, Mich., where the 2013 Division III AVCA Player of the Year will be announced.  The NCAA Division III national quarterfinals begin Nov. 21.

The 2013 class is highlighted by two three-time All-American recipients from this year's class: Megan Rietema from Calvin College and Megan Reynolds from Elmhurst College. 

The 2013 All-America selections were made by the AVCA Division III All-America Committee: Hannah Long, Southwestern, chairperson; Chad Braegelmann, Minnesota-Morris; Amber Warners, Calvin; Shelley Bauder, Moravian; Deb Kiick, Millikin; Tim Byram, Endicott; Cal Wickens, Nazareth; Valerie Cowan, Pomona-Pitzer.



2013 AVCA DIVISION III FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

Name

School

Pos.

Year

Height

Hometown

Caroline Dupont

Washington University, St. Louis

MB

Fr.

6'1

Leawood, Kan.

Maggie Emodi

Trinity University (TX)

OH

Jr.

5'10

Omaha, Neb.

Kelly Foley!

University of St. Thomas

MB

Jr.

5'11

St. Paul, Minn.

Allie Frappier

Pomona Pitzer Colleges

OH

Jr.

5'10

Atherton, Calif.

Jenna Grasmeyer!

Hope College

OH

Jr.

6'1

Jenison, Mich.

Tori Jasuta

Williams College

OH

Fr.

5'11

Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Maggie Kamp

Calvin College

OH

So.

6'2

Orland Park, Ill.

Amelia  Kepler

Juniata College

OH

Jr.

6'1

Kane, Pa.

Audrey Krajec!

Millikin University

OH

Jr.

6'2

West Salem, Ill.

Kylie McLogan!

California Lutheran University

OH

Sr.

5'9

Huntington Beach, Calif.

Sydney Miles!

Emory University

S

So.

6'1

Oklahoma City, Okla.

Kathleen O'Connor

Cornell College (Iowa)

OH

Sr.

6'0

Waukegan, Ill.

Ashley Peper

Augsburg College

Opp.

So.

5'10

Bloomington, Minn.

Megan Rietema*!

Calvin College

S

Sr.

6'2

Grand Rapids, Mich.

 

2013 AVCA DIVISION III SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

Name

School

Pos.

Year

Height

Hometown

Courtney Earles

Hope College

MH

Sr.

6'0

Kentwood, Mich.

Jill Greenfield

University of St. Thomas

OH

Jr.

5'10

Minnetonka, Minn.

Rylie Haas

Eastern University

L

Fr.

5'6

Bethlehem, Pa.

Alexis Hartman

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

S

Jr.

6'1

Lake Zurich, Ill.

Lauren Hazekamp

Hope College

S

So.

5'9

Fruitport, Mich.

Jessica Holler

Emory University

MB

Fr.

6'1

Roswell, Ga.

Xiao Liang

Clarkson University

M

Sr.

6'0

Tianjin, China

Emily McCourt

Augsburg College

S

Sr.

5'8

Sun Prairie, Wis.

Samantha North 

Pacific Lutheran University

S

Jr.

5'9

Gig Harbor, Wash.

Megan Reynolds#!

Elmhurst College

MB

Sr.

6'1

Thornton, Ill.

Rikki Schlager

Eastern University

S

So.

5'8

Lititz, Pa.

Kara Seidenstricker!

Wittenberg University

RS

So.

5'9

London, Ohio

Tessa Smolinski#

Springfield College

OH

Sr.

5'7

Hebron, Conn.

Taylour Toso

University of Texas at Dallas

RS

Jr.

5'11

Helotes, Texas



2013 AVCA DIVISION III THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
     

Name

School

Pos.

Year

Height

Hometown

Maria Allocco

Nazareth College

MB

Jr.

6'1

Ballston Lake, N.Y.

Emma Brunkhorst

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

MB

So.

6'0

Germantown, Wis.

Sydney Carfagno

Wellesley College

OH

Jr.

5'10

Los Angeles, Calif.

Emily Crowe

Calvin College

MH

Jr.

5'11

Granger, Ind.

Allie Eason

California Lutheran University

OH

So.

5'9

Oxnard, Calif.

Val Geiger

Chapman University

MH

Jr.

6'1

Palos Verdes, Calif.

Abbe Holtze

Colorado College

OH

Fr.

5'10

Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Taya Kockelman

College of St. Benedict

S

Jr.

6'0

Minneota, Minn.

Krystie Luczynski

Roger Williams University

MB

Sr.

6'0

Kensington, Conn.

Marci Novak

Elmhurst College

RS

Sr.

5'10

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Colleen Ourada

Augsburg College

OH

Sr.

6'0

Omaha, Neb.

Tabatha Piper^

Otterbein University

S

Jr.

5'11

Sunbury, Ohio

Katrina Pisch

Eastern University

MB

Jr.

6'1

Blue Bell, Pa.

Allison Sparks

Averett University

OH

Sr.

5'10

Ruffin, N.C.

 

 

! indicates 2012 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

% indicates 2012 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

^ indicates 2012 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection

* indicates 2011 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

# indicates 2011 AVCA Second-Team All-American selection

& indicates 2011 AVCA Third-Team All-American selection

? indicates 2010 AVCA First-Team All-America selection 

@ indicates 2010 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection 

 

2013 Division III AVCA Freshman of the Year: Caroline Dupont, Washington-St. Louis, MB 

2013 Division III AVCA Player of the Year: To be announced at the banquet on November 20, 2013.

 

2013 AVCA DIVISION III HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA

 

Name

School

Pos.

Year

Lexi Alm

College of St. Benedict

OH

Sr.

Sara Atkinson

University of St. Thomas

Opp.

Jr.

Jackie Nelligan

Washington University in St. Louis

MB

So.

McKenna Reagan

University of St. Thomas

L

Sr.

Lexi Rinde

College of St. Benedict

Opp.

Jr.

Ramey Sieck

Wartburg College

S

Sr

Bailey Wilson

Wartburg College

MB

Sr.

Annie Juenger

Otterbein University

OH

Sr.

Nicole Snyder

University of Mount Union

RS

Sr.

Amy VanderStoep

Hope College

RS

Jr.

Taylor Webb

University of Mount Union

OH

Sr.

Amber Welfle

Heidelberg University

MH

Sr.

Kristen Zietse

Calvin College

L

Sr.

Kearby Benak

Eastern University

OH

Sr.

Danielle Carrozza

Cabrini College

OH

Sr.

Nakita Gearhart

Juniata College

MB

Fr.

Jessica Gieselman

Stevenson University

S

Sr.

Julie Harvey

Franklin & Marshall College

MB

Jr.

Lauren Hess

DeSales University

OH

Fr.

Christine Isenberg

Stevenson University

OH

Sr.

Amy Miller

Juniata College

OH

Sr.

Samantha Perillo

Stevenson University

L

Jr.

Kelly Reynolds

Juniata College

S

Fr.

Ariel Feiertag

University of Wisconsin- Whitewater

RS

Jr. 

Kim Frei

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

S

Jr. 

Alivia Holman

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

MB

Jr. 

Maddie McGinnis

Wheaton College

OH

Jr. 

Kelly Schuh

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

OH

Sr.

Sam Szarmach

Elmhurst College

OH

Jr. 

Kylea Weber

Cornell College (Iowa)

L

Sr.

Kaitlyn Wilks

Elmhurst College

MB

Sr.

Kristine Bunker

MIT

MB

Sr.

Emily Doll

Williams College

RS

Sr.

Ryan Farley

Williams College

S

So.

Elizabeth Flaherty

Roger Williams University

OH

So.

Traci Hamanaka

Wellesley College

L

Sr.

Lauren Holt

Springfield College

MB

Fr.

Grace Kucharski

Western New England University

L

Jr.

Kelsey McGayhey

Springfield College

OH

So.

Whitney Miller

Springfield College

S

Jr.

Raea Rasmussen

Williams College

MB

Jr.

Becca Borquist

SUNY New Paltz

OH

So.

Erika Chin

Clarkson University

L

Sr.

Rosi Cummings

Plattsburgh State

OH

Sr.

Lani Durio

Clarkson University

S

Sr.

Ava Hintz

SUNY Cortland

MB

Sr.

Marissa King

SUNY New Paltz

S

Sr.

Alexandria Mao

New York University

OH

Sr.

Samantha Parente

Buffalo State College

OH

Jr.

Taryn Rumsey

Elmira College

OH

Sr.

Nicole Serekian

Stockton College

RS

Sr.

Sarah Szybist

RIT

OH

Fr.

Idi Uffen

Stockton College

MB

Fr.

M.A. Boles

Washington & Lee University

OH

Sr.

Kate Bowman

Emory University

OH

Jr.

Erin Cusenbary

Trinity University (Texas)

MB

Jr.

Shelby Eaves

Austin College

OH

Sr.

Chandler Lentz

Southwestern University (Texas)

L

Jr.

Cat McGrath

Emory University

MB

Jr.

Stephanie Quinn

Berry College

S

Sr.

Kolby Sharp

East Texas Baptist University

MB

So.

Emily Stromberg

Berry College

OH

So.

Courtney Birkett

Colorado College

RS

So.

Jenni Brehove

University of Puget Sound

S

Sr.

Megan Coleman

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges

L

Jr.

Jackie Harvey

University of Puget Sound

OH

Sr.

Bethany Huston

Pacific Lutheran University

MH

Sr.

Lauren Rohach

California Lutheran University

MH

Sr.

Jackie Russell

California Lutheran University

S

Gr.

Hayley Tamagni

California Lutheran University

MH

Sr.

 

 

2013 AVCA Division III First-Team All-America

 

Caroline Dupont, a 6-1 middle blocker for Washington-St. Louis, is a freshman from Leawood, Kan.  The 2013 AVCA Central Region Freshman of the Year has proven to be one of the top players in the country in just her first year.  Competing in the University Athletic Association (UAA), she ranked in the top-6 in the conference in hitting percentage (.351), kills per set (3.2) and blocks per set (0.85).  She helped lead her team to their 27th consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament and a current No. 11 ranking in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll.

 

Maggie Emodi, a 5-10 outside hitter for Trinity University (TX), is a junior from Omaha, Neb.  The SCAC Player of the Year finished second in the conference with 3.16 kills per set, but was also effective on the defensive end, placing second on the Tigers tallying 587 digs.  The 14th ranked squad from Texas took home the conference championship after defeating Southwestern (TX), and in that match she recorded 15 kills, 31 digs and three blocks.  This is the first time the junior has taken home AVCA All-American honors.

 

Kelly Foley, a 5-11 middle blocker for the University of St. Thomas, is a junior from St. Paul, Minn.  The now two-time Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Player of the Year led her team to a share of the MIAC regular season championship for the seventh consecutive season.  She was a feared player at the net all season, placing fourth in kills (379) and first in hitting percentage (.384) and blocks per set (1.12), with the last two placing her nationally in the top-20.  This is Foley's second consecutive time as an AVCA Division I First-Team All-American.

 

Allie Frappier, a 5-10 outside hitter for Pomona Pitzer Colleges, is a junior from Atherton, Calif.  When it comes to offensive firepower, there are few players in the country with an arm like Frappier.  She leads the nation averaging 5.96 kills per set while hitting at an even .300 clip.  Earlier in the season against now-No. 23 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Frappier set a new school record and sixth in NCAA Division III history when she smashed 40 kills in the four-set win.  She ended the season with a total of 507 kills, just 33 behind the program's all-time single-season kills leader Joanne Nielson set in 1990.  The honor marks Frappier's first appearance on an AVCA All-American team.

 

Jenna Grasmeyer, a 6-1 outside hitter for Hope College, is a junior from Jenison, Mich.  The second-ranked Flying Dutch have had a tremendous season as they enter the national quarterfinals this weekend, and they can attribute a large part of their success to Grasmeyer.  She led the MIAA in service aces with 58, second with four kills per set and ninth hitting at a .280 clip.  In Hope's win over Elmhurst last weekend, the junior led the team with 18 kills and 21 points.  This is her second consecutive time being named an AVCA First-Team All-American.

 

Tori Jasuta, a 5-11 outside hitter for Williams College, is a freshman from Manhattan Beach, Calif.  The freshman phenom has exploded onto the national scene to average nearly four kills per set (3.96), 3.62 digs per set and 512 points, all three of those categories led her team.  She led Williams to their ninth appearance in the Sweet 16 and a national ranking as high as 23rd

 

Maggie Kamp, a 6-2 outside hitter for Calvin College, is a sophomore from Orland Park, Ill.  Kamp's  4.11 kills per sets average placed her tops in the MIAA, and her .318 hitting percentage third.   In her three matches played in this year's NCAA Tournament, Kamp has registered a combined 57 kills and 29 digs.  This is the sophomore's first AVCA All-American honor.

 

Amelia Kepler, a 6-1 outside hitter for Juniata College, is a junior from Kane, Pa.  Kepler led the Eagles to an undefeated record in the Landmark Conference and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.  She registered the highest single-match kills total in the league this season, and did it against Elite 8 team Clarkson when she notched 25 kills on .333 hitting.  Kepler is now a first time AVCA All-American.

 

Audrey Krajec, a 6-2 outside hitter for Millikin University, is a junior from West Salem, Ill.  Krajec led Millikin with a school record 726 kills on the season earning the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Co-Player of the Year Award.  Nationally, she ranks second with 5.04 kills and 5.80 points per set.  Her 403 total digs places her third on the team and her 101 blocks has her second.  Krajec earns AVCA First-Team All-American honors for the second straight season.

 

Kylie McLogan, a 5-9 outside hitter for Cal Lutheran University, is a senior from Huntington Beach, Calif.  It's been a record-breaking career for this California native, currently with a program-best 1,330 kills and counting as they enter the national quarterfinals.  There's not a lot this senior can't do on the court, leading the team in kills (451, 3.92/s) and service aces (44) while second with 350 digs and nine solo blocks.  McLogan repeats as an AVCA First-Team All-American.

 

Sydney Miles, a 6-1 setter for Emory University, is a sophomore from Oklahoma City, Okla.  One of the top setters in the country, she ranks nationally averaging 10.18 assists per set.  The Eagles' .266 team hitting percentage and 13.53 team kills per set average both led the UAA with Miles quarterbacking the offense.  Additionally, she contributed 159 kills, 26 service aces, 259 digs and 68 blocks.  This marks her second AVCA First-Team All-American appearance. 

 

Kathleen O'Connor, a 6-0 outside hitter for Cornell College (Iowa), is a senior from Waukegan, Ill.  O'Connor's 3.80 kills per set tied the program's single-season mark set by Kori Sims back in 2004 while her 1,238 swings placed her third-most in a single season.  Her 4.15 kills per set average ranks her nationally among the best and first in the Midwest Conference.  She also finished in the top-10 in the conference in hitting percentage (.251), service aces (0.41/s) and digs (3.66).  O'Connor appears as an AVCA All-America for the first time in her career.

 

Ashley Peper, a 5-10 opposite for Augsburg College, is a sophomore from Bloomington, Minn.  Few players were as dominant as Peper , finishing in the top-10 nationally and led the MIAC in kills per set with 4.49. Additionally, she was the only player in the league to accumulate more than 500 points (565).  Peper led the team in hitting percentage (.340) and tallied 283 digs and 54 blocks.  Peper is a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Megan Rietema, a 6-2 setter for Calvin College, is a senior from Grand Rapids, Mich.  The four-time All-Great Lakes Region setter has posted another tremendous season for the Knights, once again leading them deep into the NCAA Tournament.   Not only do the Knights hold the top spot in the latest AVCA Coaches Top-25 Poll, but they're also tied for first in the nation with Springfield in team hitting percentage at .297.  She is one of the more diverse setters in the country, in addition to her nearly 10 assists per set average; she's tallied 214 kills (.341 hitting) 21 service aces, 283 digs and 71 blocks.  Rietema is the only player on the first team to garner AVCA All-American honors for a third time.

 

Division III Second Team All-Americans

 

 

Courtney Earles, a 6-0 middle hitter for Hope College, is a senior from Kentwood, Mich. Earlier this year, Earles became the third ever player in Hope history to earn the AVCA National Player of the Week award, posting 12 kills and 3 blocks in a defeat of Calvin earlier in October.  Her impressive play was integral to the success of her team, as Hope posted a 29-2 record during the regular season and claimed a share of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular season title. Earles recorded 32 blocks and averaged 2.39 kills per set in league matches. This is her first AVCA All-American award.

 

Jill Greenfield, a 5-10 outside hitter for the University of St. Thomas, is a junior from Minnetonka, Minn. In the process of earning the MIAC Hitter of the Week award earlier in November, Greenfield surpassed 1,000 career kills. Greenfield had 11 kills, 16 digs and three blocks in a 3-0 win over Northwestern, and added 10 kills, 11 digs and three blocks in a 3-0 win at St. Mary's. Her two double-doubles helped UST improve to 40-4 in matches on her career when she reaches double figures in both kills and digs. Entering post-season play, the Tommies were 98-8 in her three-year era. This is her first AVCA All-American award.

 

Rylie Haas, a 5-6 libero for Eastern University, is a freshman from Bethlehem, Penn. The debut season for the touted freshman was a highly successful one, as Haas earned All-Conference honors from the Freedom Conference, along with five more of her teammates. Entering the conference championship, Haas had already amassed 560 digs, only 30 shy of the program single-season record. After recording nine digs in her debut match, she went on to reach double-figures in 31 consecutive matches. This is her first AVCA All-American award. 

 

Alexis Hartman, a 6-1 setter for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is a junior from Lake Zurich, Ill. Hartman was named to the AVCA All-Region first team for the second straight season after being an honorable mention as a freshman in 2011. The junior setter led the WIAC and was tenth in the nation in assists per set (10.73) during the regular season. Hartman, who was also a First-Team All-WIAC selection for the third consecutive season, had over 30 assists in 31 of UWSP's 35 matches this season. She topped 40 assists on 12 occasions, including a season-high 59 in a five-set win at Edgewood on Oct. 29. She was also in the top-20 in the conference in service aces (30) and tallied 122 kills, 267 digs and 88 blocks. This is her first AVCA All-American award.

 

Lauren Hazecamp, a 5-9 setter for Hope College, is a sophomore from Fruitpoint, Mich. Hazekamp was one of three Hope players to be tabbed as an MIAA First Team All-Conference selection. She played a crucial role in the success of the Hope attack, helping her team to a 29-2 finish prior to NCAA Tournament play, and displayed a degree of consistency and a high level of skill in her sophomore campaign. Hazekamp directed Hope's offense with  10.68 assists per set in MIAA games. This is her first AVCA All-American award.

 

Jessica Holler, a 6-1 middle blocker for Emory University, is a freshman from Roswell, Ga. Holler tops the UAA and holds down the No. 16 position among all D-III players in blocks (1.13 bps) entering postseason play. Holler tied her season high with seven blocks (0-7) against Washington University in the semifinals of the UAA Championships, her 10th match of the year with five or more block.  She has totaled 135 total blocks (25-110) this year, good for the No. 7 position on the Eagles' seasonal list. In addition to her blocking prowess, Holler came in at No. 3 on the UAA list with a .348 attack percentage, good for 41st place nationally. This is her first AVCA All-American award.

 

Xiao Liang, a 6-0 middle blocker for Clarkson University, is a senior from Tianjin, China. Liang ranked as high as 13th in the country in hitting percentage at .378 and was named a Liberty League First-Team All-Star. She hit her stride early in the season and maintained her high level of play, as she swung at an incredible .428 clip against regional opponents, a span during which Clarkson went 27-0 with an 81-4 mark in sets. This is her first Division III AVCA All-American award, as she was an AVCA Two-Year College All-American and Player of the Year in 2011.

 

Emily McCourt, a 5-8 setter for Augsburg College, is a senior from Sun Prairie, Wis. McCourt had one of the best seasons in her career in 2013. In the regular season, she finished with 1,142 assists -- her third straight 1,000-plus-assist campaign.  She ranked second in both the MIAC and NCAA Division III national statistics in assists per-set (11.65). McCourt also recorded 50 kills, 25 service aces, 194 digs and 23 blocks (two solo) this season. In conference matches only, her 12.50 assists per-set average led the league, while her 450 assists were second-most. This is her first AVCA All-American award.

 

Samantha North, a 5-9 setter for Pacific Lutheran University, is a junior from Gig Harbor, Wash. North has been named to the All-NWC first-team in all three seasons she has been a Lute and earned PLU its sixth NWC Player of the Year title. Additionally, she is one of 11 NWC players to become a three-time first-team selection. She finished the 2013 regular season averaging 10.41 assists, 2.02 digs and 0.44 blocks per set. Offensively, North had 69 kills on the season with a .204 attack percentage. This is her first AVCA All-American award.

 

Megan Reynolds, a 6-1 middle blocker for Elmhurst College, is a senior from Thornton, Ill. Reynolds picked up the fourth consecutive all-region honor of her career after leading the Bluejays and ranking among the national leaders in blocks (185) and blocks per set (1.35). She also led the squad and was nationally ranked in hitting percentage (.390). The first Elmhurst player in school history to earn four consecutive first-team all-conference honors, she ranked fourth on the squad in total kills (305) and kills per set (2.24). She is the only player in school story to total over 1,300 kills and 600 blocks for her career. Reynolds was a First-Team AVCA All-American in 2012 and earned a spot on the second team in 2011.

 

Rikki Schlager, a 5-8 setter for Eastern University, is a sophomore from Lititz, Penn. Schlager was named the final Freedom Conference Player of the Week after earning conference championship MVP honors. Entering postseason play, Schlager was fourth in all of Division III with 11.4 assists per game. In the Freedom Conference playoffs, Schlager dished out 34 assists against Misericordia University in the semifinals and 39 assists in the championship against DeSales University. Her passing helped the Eagles to hit .370 and .360, respectively, in those games. Through 32 matches this season, Schlager has 1,185 assists, 209 digs and 79 kills. This is her first AVCA All-American award.

 

Kara Seidenstricker, a 5-9 opposite for Wittenberg University, is a sophomore from London, Ohio. Seidenstricker  led the Tigers for a second straight season with 314 kills and 66 service aces in the regular season, in addition to 310 digs and 41 blocks. The 2012 AVCA Division III Freshman of the Year, Seidenstricker has been charged with just 11 reception errors in 310 attempts. She was previously named first-team All-North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) after earning the league's Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year designations a year ago. She was named an AVCA First-Team All-American a year ago.

 

Tessa Smolinski, a 5-7 outside hitter for Springfield College, is a senior from Hebron, Conn. Smolinski took home the All-Region honor for the third-straight season. The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Volleyball Athlete of the Year has had another remarkable campaign, totaling a team-best 341 kills on a .310 clip. She led the team with 304 digs and has added 27 aces and 27 blocks during regular season play and reached a significant milestone this season, becoming just the fourth player in program history with 1,500 kills. She was named AVCA Second-Team All-American in 2012.

 

Taylour Toso, a 5-11 opposite for the University of Texas at Dallas, is a junior from Helotes, TX. Toso picked up her third All-ASC honor in as many years, collecting second team All-ASC recognition as a freshman and third team honors as a sophomore. She has already surpassed the UTD single-season kills record, now with 412 kills, and is on pace to become the program's all-time leader in the category. Toso is currently fourth on the Comets' all-time kills list with 928. She ranked second in the ASC in both kills per set (3.30) and hitting percentage (.338), and added 0.74 blocks and 0.90 digs per set over her junior campaign. This is her first AVCA All-American award.

 

 

Division III Third Team All-Americans

 

Maria Allocco, a 6-1 middle blocker for Nazareth College, is a junior from Ballston Lake, N.Y.  After capturing the Empire 8 Conference for a third year in a row, Allocco was also named the Most Valuable Player of the E8 Tournament for the third consecutive season. She helped lead Nazareth to its 11th NCAA tournament, and was named to the AVCA New York Region All-Region Team. She ranks eighth in the nation with a hitting percentage of .394, and leads her team in blocks. This is her first time as an AVCA All-American.

 

Emma Brunkhorst, a 6-0 middle blocker for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is a sophomore from Germantown, Wis. The second-year player helped lead her team to its first Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament in program history. She led the WIAC in hitting percentage by nearly 50 points, and her .367 hitting percentage was 23rd in the nation. With 424 kills, she also led the conference. Brunkhorst was named to the First Team All-WIAC, as well as the AVCA Division III All-Region honors. This is her first recognition as an AVCA All-American.

 

Sydney Carfagno, a 5-10 outside hitter for Wellesley College, is a junior from Los Angeles, Calif. She impressively led the team in kills, kills per set, points, and points per set, and was second on the team in digs, aces, and blocks. Carfagno was the 2011 NEWMAC Rookie of the year, and also earned her third straight NEWMAC All-Conference first-team selection. Her other awards include All-Tournament teams at the MIT, Emory, and Hall of Fame Invitationals, as well as the MVP of the Seven Sisters Championship. This is her first time as an AVCA All-American.

 

Emily Crowe, a 5-11 middle hitter for Calvin College, is a junior from Granger, Ind. Crowe was named to the All-MIAA second team, and was fourth in the conference in hitting percentage (.311) and led the conference in blocks (111). This season, she recorded an impressive 223 kills and averaged 1.01 blocks per set. This is her first recognition as an AVCA All-American.

 

Allie Eason, a 5-9 outside hitter for California Lutheran University, is a sophomore from Oxnard, Calif. Leading the team with 320 digs, second on the team with 298 kills, and 2.79 kills per set, Eason is upholding her title as one of the most talented sophomores in the west region. She is one of the four players from CLU who received AVCA All-West Region honors. This marks her first recognition as an AVCA All-American.

 

Val Geiger, a 6-1 middle hitter for Chapman University, is a junior from Palos Verdes, Calif. Geiger had a record-breaking season, tallying 489 kills for the season and 36 kills in a single match for the first time in school history. Ranked seventh in all of Division III and top-25 in the nation for kills and hitting percentage, Geiger was named an All-SCIAC first team selection for the second consecutive year. She also led Chapman with 55 total blocks, 26 of which were solo blocks. She was an honorable mention last year, but this is her first time as an AVCA All-American recipient.

 

Abbe Holtze, a 5-10 outside hitter for Colorado College, is a freshman from Manhattan Beach, Calif. Holtze was second in the SCAC conference in kills and was named SCAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week in September. She was also named to the all-tournament team three weeks consecutively, and helped lead her team to the program's best start since 1985 when they rattled off 17 wins to open the season. This is the freshman's first All-American recognition.

 

Taylor Kockelman, a 6-0 setter for the College of St. Benedict, is a junior from Minneota, Minn.  She was named the MIAC Setter of the Week twice this season, as well as posting more than 40 assists in a three-set match three times, which no other setter in the MIAC has done before. Kockelman leads the conference in assists per set, with 11.60 per set.  She was named to the MIAC All-Conference team for the second year in a row. Receiving the AVCA Honorable Mention All-American last year, this is her first time receiving the All-American award.

 

Krystie Luczynski, a 6-0 middle blocker for Roger Williams University, is a senior from Kensington, Conn. Luczynski finished her career with her best season at Roger Williams. Receiving the 2013 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Year, she is currently ranked third in the nation with a .432 hitting percentage and leads her conference in hitting percentage. The dynamic player also ranks in the top three in four other CCC categories: first in blocks, second in kills per set, and third in kills and blocks per set. This is her first AVCA All-American recognition.

 

Marci Novak, a 5-10 opposite for Elmhurst College, is a senior from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The senior is second on the team in kills and digs, fourth in assists and blocks, and tied for the lead in aces. Novak led the team in digs with 21 to help secure the CCIW Tournament championship, and also tallied 11 kills in the win over Millikin. Along with being named to the CCIW All-Conference First Team, she received the CCIW Co-Player of the Year Award. This is her first recognition as an AVCA All-American.

 

Colleen Ourada, a 6-0 outside hitter for Augsburg College, is a senior from Omaha, Neb. The senior set Augsburg's career record for kills this season, with a total of 1,136. She is ranked top-10 in school history in nine different categories, and earned All-MIAC honors. Recording an impressive 388 kills and 3.84 kill per-set rank, good for third among MIAC players overall, her 32 solo blocks were the most in the conference. Nationally, she was ranked with 4.55 points and 3.48 kills per set average.  Ourada is now a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Tabatha Piper, a 5-11 setter for Otterbein University, is a junior from Sunbury, Ohio. The returning started and letter-winner led the OAC in assists and hitting percentage, as well as ranking top-20 nationally in both categories. Piper became Otterbein's all-time assist leader during the team's November 2nd win over Capital University, breaking an eleven year old record. Piper was named to the Great Lakes All-Region Team for the second year in a row, and this is also her second year receiving AVCA All-American recognition. 

 

Katrina Pisch, a 6-1 middle blocker for Eastern University, is a junior from Blue Bell, Pa. Pisch is third on her team in kills, averaging 2.6 kills per game. She received All-Region honors for the second consecutive year, as well as leading the team in block assists at 49. She was named to the Freedom All-Conference First Team in the 2013 season. This is her first time as an AVCA All-American.

 

Allison Sparks, a 5-10 outside hitter for Averett University, is a senior from Ruffin, N.C. The captain of her team, the senior led Averett with a team-high 552 kills with a .252 hitting percentage. She led the conference in kills per set at 4.26, and set the conference's record for kills in a conference tournament, earning her spot as a two-time USA South Player of the Week this season. Sparks finished her career being named the USA South Conference Player of the Year, was selected to the USA South All-Conference First Team, and AVCA Division III All-South Region Team. This is her first time as an AVCA All-American.

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