Division III All-America Teams

 

LEXINGTON, KY. (November 17, 2015) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 35th annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division III women's volleyball. The awards will be presented Nov. 18, 2015, at the NCAA Division III Women's National Championship banquet at Calvin College where the 2015 Division III AVCA Player of the Year will be announced. The NCAA Division III National Quarterfinals begin Nov. 19.

The 2015 class is highlighted by Emory Setter Sydney Miles for earning her fourth consecutive AVCA First-Team All-American selection. She is just the third player in AVCA history to earn first-team honors four times (Rebecca Kamp; Calvin, Christy Orndorff; Juniata). Wittenberg Outside Hitter Kara Seidenstricker is the other player in this year's class to be named an AVCA All-American four times (three first-team appearances). Calvin Outside Hitter Maggie Kamp, the 2014 AVCA Player of the Year, picks up her third AVCA First-Team award.

The 2015 All-America selections were made by the AVCA Division III All-America Committee: Tim Byram, Endicott, chairperson; Jane Becker, Augsburg; Amber Warners, Calvin; Nicole Wentz, Keystone; Deb Kiick, Millikin; Michael Houhlihan, UMass Boston; Lindsay Birch, Christopher Newport; Cal Wickens, Nazareth; Jaime Fisher, Millsaps; Tiffany Davis; Texas Lutheran.

 

AVCA Division III First-Team All-America

 

First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Yr

Courtney

Birkett

Colorado College

RS

SR

Karen

Chin%

Carthage College

S

SR

Kaitlyn

Foster

Southwestern Univ. (TX)

OH

SR

Jessica

Holler%#

Emory University

MB

JR

Lauren

Holt

Springfield College

MB

JR

Abbe

Holtze&

Colorado College

OH

JR

Maggie

Kamp!*

Calvin College

OH

SR

Maren

Loe

University of Chicago

OH

SR

Sydney

Miles!*?

Emory University

S

SR

Kelly

Reynolds

Juniata College

S

JR

Rikki

Schlager^#

Eastern University

S

SR

Kara

Seidenstricker!#?

Wittenberg University

OH

SR

Briana

Sutton^

Christopher Newport Univ.

OH

JR

Allison

Zastrow

Washington Univ. in St. Louis

S

SR

 

AVCA Division III Second-Team All-America

 

First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Yr

Aishvina

Arasu

Clarkson University

OH

SR

Rachel

Conway%

Christopher Newport Univ.

S

SR

Caroline

Dupont*

Washington Univ. in St. Louis

MB

JR

Megan

Gebhard^

MIT

OH

JR

Rylie

Haas%#

Eastern University

L

JR

Lauren

Hazekamp%#

Hope College

S

SR

Maddie

Kuppe

Tufts University

OH

SR

Michelle

Lawrence

California Lutheran University

RS

JR

Jenna

Lodewyk^

Calvin College

S

SO

Megan

Moroney

Juniata College

MB

SO

Hannah

Nimrick

Elmhurst College

S

JR

Ashley

Peper!*

Augsburg College

RS

SR

Kirstie

Shurie%

Clarkson University

S

SR

Erin

Syversen

Millikin University

OH

SO

 

AVCA Division III Third-Team All-America

 

First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Yr

Laura

Danhoff%

Calvin College

MH

JR

Nakita

Gearhart

Juniata College

MB

JR

Elizabeth

Glavan

Univ. of Massachusetts Boston

L

JR

Emily

Heuermann

Carthage College

OH

SR

Larysa

Iwaskiw

Ramapo College

OH

SR

Christy

Jewett

Bowdoin College

OH

SR

Nicole

Kerkhof

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

OH

JR

Courtney

Lowers

Randolph-Macon College

OH

SR

Sarah

Maher

Emory University

RS

JR

Kelsey

McGayhey%

Springfield College

RS

SR

Lauren

Pfeifer

Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater

OH

JR

Alyssa

Taylor

Gustavus Adolphus College

MB

SR

Michelle

Toro

The Univ. of Texas at Dallas

MH

JR

Kathryn

Trinka

Emory University

OH

JR

 

! indicates 2014 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

% indicates 2014 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

^ indicates 2014 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection

* indicates 2013 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

# indicates 2013 AVCA Second-Team All-American selection

& indicates 2013 AVCA Third-Team All-American selection

? indicates 2012 AVCA First-Team All-America selection 

 

2015 Division III AVCA Freshman of the Year: Tyler Brown, Illinois Wesleyan, OH

2015 Division III AVCA Player of the Year: Allison Zastro, Washington-St. Louis, S

 


2015 AVCA Division III Honorable Mention All-America

 

First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Yr

Iris

Anderson

Ohio Wesleyan

OH

SO

Kayla

Barber

SUNY Brockport

OH

SR

Tiffany

Barrett

Virginia Wesleyan

OH

JR

Camille

Benson

Carleton

L

SR

Abby

Bertics

MIT

RS

FR

Morgan

Bills

SUNY Canton

MB

SR

Kyleigh

Block

Illinois Wesleyan

OH

SO

Ashley

Borchers

Ohio Northern

S

JR

Rebecca

Borquist

SUNY New Paltz

OH

SR

Deanna

Bradbury

Stevenson

L

SO

Lindsay

Brewer

Hiram

OH

SR

Jenny

Brown

Bluffton

MH

SR

Tyler

Brown

Illinois Wesleyan

OH

FR

Erin

Byrne

Susquehanna

RS

JR

Katie

Byrne

Juniata

L

FR

Alli

Davanzo

MIT

MB

SO

Jessica

DiChristopher

SUNY Fredonia

MB

SR

Katie

Doherty

Bowdoin

L

JR

Kristen

Douglas

Messiah

OH

JR

Stephanie

Elechko

Eastern

OH

JR

Adaeze

Elonu

East Texas Baptist

MH

SR

Jill

Entinger

Wisconsin-LaCrosse

MB

JR

Katie

Evans

Ithaca

MB

FR

Ryan

Farley

Williams

S

SR

Jenna

Fessler

Thomas More

S

SO

Brooke

Gallagher

Messiah

S

JR

Jackie

Gibbons

Carnegie-Mellon

MB

JR

Joelle

Goldstein

Ithaca

OH

SO

Kayla

Gromen

Ithaca

S

SO

Jessica

Gum

Berry

MB

JR

Corrie

Hall

Hardin-Simmons

MH

SR

Mackenzie

Harbaugh

Coe

S

SR

Staci

Hasler

Wisconsin-Whitewater

S

JR

Kayleigh

Helgesen

Springfield

RS

SO

Carlee

Hoppe

Bethel (MN)

OH

JR

Sydni

Horner

Stevens

L

SO

Stacy

Howell

Thomas More

OH

SR

Christine

Ingargiola

Cabrini

MB

JR

Kayla

Jordan

Texas-Dallas

S

SR

Cassidy

Koenig

Cabrini

S

SR

Stephanie

Kovacs

Stockton

RS

SO

Tegan

LaBerge

Bethel (MN)

MB

JR

Quincy

Leech

Bowdoin

S

JR

Katelyn

Malcheski

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

OH

SR

Marnae

Mawdsley

Springfield

S

JR

Katie

McCormack

Birmingham Southern

S

SR

Keely

McGrath

DePauw

L

SR

Tori

McIntyre

Endicott

OH

JR

Sophie

Merrifield

Colorado College

L

SR

Hannah

Miller

Christopher Newport

MB

JR

Allie

Mitchell

Hope

L

SR

Haley

Muller

Hope

RS

SO

Julia

Murphy

UMass Boston

MB

JR

Megan

Nieszala

Ohio Northern

L

SO

Meg

O'Day

Haverford

MB

SR

Katie

O'Rourke

Berry

MB

SR

Sarah

Pappas

California Lutheran

MH

JR

Sarah

Parker

Heidelberg

MH

JR

Megan

Pekarek

College of St. Benedict (MN)

S

SO

Lindsey

Peterson

University of Northwestern

OH

SO

Noelle

Poloncarz

SUNY Brockport

S

SO

Becca

Raffel

Middlebury

OH

SO

Marina

Ramos

Clark

OH

SO

Yasmine

Reece

Wellesley

MB

FR

Maggie

Risma

Gordon

L

JR

Morgan

Roessler

SUNY New Paltz

MB

JR

Jeneva

Salter

Birmingham Southern

OH

FR

Mallory

Sanders

East Texas Baptist

OH

JR

Gabby

Savite

DeSales

OH

FR

Jade

Schaap

Buena Vista

OH

SO

Lindsay

Schuele

Stockton

RS

JR

Annika

Schwartz

Stevenson

OH

SO

Mackenzie

Shand

Washington & Lee

MB

JR

Rexi

Sheredy

Washington University in St. Louis

OH

JR

Hannah

Shields

Averett

OH

SO

Lauren

Silverman

Rivier

MB

JR

Lucy

Stevens

Carleton

MB

SO

Katie

Stouffer

Salisbury

OH

JR

Sarah

Szybist

RIT

OH

SR

Mary

Tobin

Stevens

OH

JR

Mandy

Trautmann

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

L

SR

Nkiru

Udenze

Washington University in St. Louis

OH

SR

Idi

Uffen

Stockton

MB

JR

Jane

Underman

Messiah

OH

JR

Chelsea

VanDyk

Covenant

MB

SR

Nerissa

Vogt

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

MB

JR

Sarah

Wallace

Swarthmore

OH

SO

Lisa

Wallitsch

DeSales

S

JR

Katie

Warshaw

Amherst

L

SR

Rachel

Webb

Clark

S

FR

Greta

Weidemoyer

Lebanon Valley

MB

JR

Alicia

Weigel

Eastern

OH

JR

Nikki

Welch

Southwestern (TX)

S

JR

Christina

Wilson

Dominican

S

SR

Jordan

Winkler

Edgewood

OH

SR

Tori

Wuthrich

MIT

L

JR

Rachel

Wyman

Union

RS

SR

Brittany

Yaxley

La Verne

OH

SR

Ashley

Zamjahn

Millsaps

L

SO

 

2015 AVCA Division III First-Team All-America

 

Courtney Birkett, Colorado College, RS

Stats: 2.59 K/S, .295 Hitting %, 0.69 B/S, 2.60 D/S, 0.34 SA/S

First AVCA All-American honor...Becomes 13th different player in program history to earn AVCA All-American...One of two AVCA First-Team All-Americans from Colorado College in this year's class.

 

Karen Chin, Carthage, S

Stats: 10.21 A/S, 0.41 SA/S, 2.77 D/S, 0.39 B/S

Second award after earning second-team status one year ago...Third player in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors multiple times.

 

Kaitlyn Foster, Southwestern (TX), OH

Stats: 3.67 K/S, .285 Hitting %, 4.40 D/S, 0.30 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Fifth player in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors...Second player from Southwestern (TX) to be selected to the first-team.

 

Jessica Holler, Emory, MB

Stats: 2.40 K/S, .421 Hitting %, 0.83 B/S

Third-time AVCA All-American (2014: second-team, 2013: second-team)...Fourth player in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors for the third time.

 

Lauren Holt, Springfield, MB

Stats: 2.59 K/S, .401 Hitting %, 1.68 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Seventh player in program history to be an AVCA All-American...Holt is the third player to make it to the first-team.

 

Abbe Holtze, Colorado College, OH

Stats: 3.31 K/S, .239 Hitting %, 3.32 D/S, 0.38 B/S

Two-time AVCA All-American (2013: third-team)...Fifth player in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors for the third time.

 

Maggie Kamp, Calvin, OH

Stats: 4.05 K/S, .267 Hitting %, 2.14 D/S, 0.27 B/S, 0.31 SA/S

Third time being named to the AVCA All-America First-Team...33rd player in AVCA history to accomplish the feat...Her sister Rebecca Kamp and former teammate Megan Rietema are the only two other Knights to be three-time AVCA First-Team All-Americans.

 

Maren Loe, Chicago, OH

Stats: 4.52 K/S, .227 Hitting %, 0.31 SA/S, 3.02 D/S, 0.41 B/S

First AVCA All-American award...First time in program history they have an All-American.

 

Sydney Miles, Emory, S

Stats: 11.43 A/S, 2.12 D/S, 0.49 B/S, .293 Team Hitting %

Four-time AVCA First-Team All-American...Third player in AVCA history to earn first-team honors four times (Rebecca Kamp-Calvin, Christy Orndorff, Juniata).

 

Kelly Reynolds, Juniata, S

Stats: 11.07 A/S, 2.18 D/S, 0.35 SA/S .240 Team Hitting %

First-time AVCA All-American...Juniata's 45th AVCA First-Team honor...Alongside her two All-American teammates, they become players No. 40, 41 and 42 to earn All-American while at Juniata.

 

Rikki Schlagler, Eastern, S

Stats: 10.25 A/S, 0.38 SA/S, 1.78 D/S, .235 Team Hitting %

Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: third-team, 2013: second-team)...Fourth player in team history to earn AVCA All-American at least three times...Fifth AVCA All-American First-Team certificate for Emory.

 

Kara Seidenstricker, Wittenberg, OH

Stats: 3.16 K/S, .276 Hitting %, 0.61 SA/S, 3.73 D/S, 0.45 B/S

Four-time AVCA All-American (2014: first-team, 2013: second-team, 2012: first-team)...First player in program history to accomplish it...Second Tigers player to earn AVCA All-American First-Team honors three times (Sarah Yuskewich: 2002-2004).

 

Briana Sutton, Christopher Newport, OH

Stats: 4.12 K/S, .313 Hitting %, 2.14 D/S, 0.26 B/S

Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: third-team)...Third time a CNU player has earned AVCA First-Team honors.

 

Allison Zastrow, Washington-St. Louis, S

Stats: 11.64 A/S, 2.69 D/S, 0.29 B/S, .268 Team Hitting %

First-time AVCA All-American...41st different player in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors...Division III record 50 AVCA First-Team certificates for WashU.

 

2015 AVCA Division III Second-Team All-America

 

Aishvina Arasu, Clarkson, OH
Stats: 3.65 K/S, .306 Hitting %, 1.28 D/S

First-time AVCA All-American...The fourth different player from Clarkson to be selected with AVCA All-American honors.

 

Rachel Conway, Christopher Newport, S

Stats: 10.65 A/S, 1.53 D/S, 0.43 B/S, .255 Team Hitting %

Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: second-team)...Alongside teammate Briana Sutton, become fifth and sixth Captains to be named an AVCA All-American multiple times.

 

Caroline Dupont, Washington-St. Louis, MB

Stats: 2.88 K/S, .413 Hitting %, 0.73 B/S

Second time being named an AVCA All-American (2013: first-team)...Eighteenth different player in program history to earn AVCA First-Team All-American honors multiple times.

 

Megan Gebhard, MIT, OH

Stats: 4.08 K/S, .289 Hitting %, 0.37 B/S, 4.4 Pts/S

Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: third-team)...Out of the five Engineers to earn AVCA All-American honors, she is the only one who's won it multiple times.

 

Rylie Haas, Eastern, L

Stats: 4.57 D/S, 0.26 RE/Set

Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: second-team, 2013:second-team)...Alongside teammate Rikki Schlager, become the third and fourth Eastern players to be selected AVCA All-Americans at least three times.

 

Lauren Hazekamp, Hope, S

Stats: 10.43 A/S, 3.40 D/S, 1.39 K/S

Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: second-team, 2013: second-team)...Second player in Hope history to garner AVCA All-American honors three times.

 

Maddie Kuppe, Tufts, OH

Stats: 3.48 K/S, .232 Hitting %, 0.49 SA/S, 2.93 D/S, 0.43 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...The second player in history to earn All-American honors, and the first since Dena Feiger (2009).

 

Michelle Lawrence, California Lutheran, RS

Stats: 3.95 K/S, .277 hitting percentage, 2.91 D/S, 0.95 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Tenth different player to earn AVCA All-American honors while at Cal Lutheran.

 

Jenna Lodewyk, Calvin, S

Stats: 10.45 A/S, .271 Team Hitting %, 2.13 D/S

Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: second-team)...Alongside teammate Laura Danhoff, become sixth and seventh different players to make AVCA All-American honors multiple times.

 

Megan Moroney, Juniata, MB

Stats: 2.94 K/S, .367 Hitting %, 0.83 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American.

 

Hannah Nimrick, Elmhurst, S

Stats: 8.48 A/S, 2.28 K/S, .375 Hitting %, 2.77 D/S, 0.51 B/S

First time earning AVCA All-American honors...16th different player in program history to be selected an AVCA All-American.

 

Ashley Peper, Augsburg, RS

Stats: 4.30 K/S, .325 Hitting %, 3.17 D.S, 0.46 B/S

Three-time AVCA First-Team All-American (2013-2015)...Only player in program history to not only be named to the first-team, but to be a multi-time All-American.

 

Kirstie Shurie, Clarkson, S

Stats: 10.88 A/S, 2.11 D/S, .234 Team Hitting %

Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: second-team)...Only Clarkson player to have earned AVCA All-American honors more than once.

 

Erin Syversen, Millikin, OH

Stats: 4.80 K/S, .271 Hitting %, 2.92 D/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Fourth different player to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

2015 AVCA Division III Third-Team All-America

 

Laura Danhoff, Calvin, MH

Stats: 2.95 K/S, .350 Hitting %, 0.68 B/S

Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: second-team)....One of three Calvin players to make the 2015 AVCA All-American class.

 

Nakita Gearhart, Juniata, MB

Stats: 2.60 K/S, .323 Hitting %, 0.72 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American... Alongside two teammates, they become players No. 40, 41 and 42 to earn All-American while at Juniata.

 

Elizabeth Glavan, UMass Boston, L

Stats: 4.85 D/S, .147 Opponents Team Hitting %

First-time AVCA All-American...Third different player in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Emily Heuermann, Carthage, OH

Stats: 3.24 K/S, .259 Hitting %, 2.80 D/S, 0.33 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Eighth different player from Carthage to win an AVCA All-American award.

 

Larysa Iwaskiw, Ramapo, OH

Stats: 5.88 K/S, .249 Hitting %, 0.59 SA/S, 4.04 D/S

First-time AVCA All-American...First AVCA All-American in program history.

 

Christy Jewett, Bowdoin, OH

Stats: 4.09 K/S, .245 Hitting %, 0.38 SA/S, 3.10 D/S, 0.32 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Second player in program history and first since Kristin Hanczor (2011) to be called an AVCA All-American.

 

Nicole Kerkhof, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, OH

Stats: 3.44 K/S, .253 Hitting %, 4.13 D/S

This is the first time she's an AVCA All-American, and it's the first one in program history.

 

Courtney Lowers, Randolph-Macon, OH

Stats: 4.49 K/S, .245 Hitting %, 3.13 D/S, 0.75 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...First AVCA All-American in Randolph-Macon history.

 

Sarah Maher, Emory, RS

Stats: 2.76 K/S, .265 Hitting %, 2.70 D/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Alongside teammate Kathryn Trinka, become the 24th and 25th players from Emory to garner AVCA All-American honors (third in Division III).

 

Kelsey McGayhey, Springfield, RS

Stats: 2.67 K/S, .338 Hitting %, 0.65 B/S

Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: second-team)...Third player in Springfield history to earn multiple AVCA All-American awards.

 

Lauren Pfeifer, Wisconsin-Whitewater, OH

Stats: 3.63 K/S, 2.54 D/S, 0.66 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...24th player in UWW history to be considered an AVCA All-American.

 

Alyssa Taylor, Gustavus Adolphus, MB

Stats: 3.09 K/S, .341 Hitting %, 1.14 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Fourth AVCA All-American in program history...There first since 1986.

 

Michelle Toro, UT-Dallas, MH

Stats: 3.28 K/S, .399 Hitting %, 1.18 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Third different player from UT-Dallas to garner AVCA All-American honors.

 

Kathryn Trinka, Emory, OH

Stats: 3.61 K/S, .292 Hitting %

First-time AVCA All-American... Alongside teammate Sarah Maher, become the 24th and 25th players from Emory to garner AVCA All-American honors (third in Division III).