2012 AVCA Division III All-America Teams
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 32nd annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division III women's volleyball. The awards will be presented Nov. 14, 2012, at the NCAA Division III Women's National Championship banquet in Holland, Mich.., where the 2012 Division III AVCA Player of the Year will be announced. The NCAA Division III national quarterfinals begin Nov. 15.
The 2012 class is highlighted by two four-time All-American recipients from this year's class: Marilee Fisher and Kelly Pang, who both attend Washington University in St. Louis.
The 2012 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.
2012 AVCA DIVISION III FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
|Audrey Krajec||Millikin University||MB||So.||6'0||West Salem, Ill.|
|Bailey Jensen^||Christopher Newport University||MB||Sr.||6'0||Ashburn, Va.|
|Breanah Bourque!#||Emory University||MB||Sr.||5'11||Houston, Texas|
|Carley Todd^||Salisbury University||S||Sr.||5'11||Greenlawn, N.Y.|
|Jackie Harvey||University of Puget Sound||OH||Jr.||5'9||Santa Barbara, Calif.|
|Jenna Grasmeyer||Hope College||OH||So.||6'1||Hudsonville, Mich.|
|Kara Seidenstricker||Wittenberg University||RS/Opp.||Fr.||5'9||London, Ohio|
|Kelly Foley||University of St. Thomas (MN)||MB||So.||5'11||St. Paul, Minn.|
|Kylie McLogan||California Lutheran University||OH||So.||5'9||Upland, Calif.|
|Lizzie Kamp%||Calvin College||OH||Sr.||6'1||Orland Park, Ill.|
|Marilee Fisher!*@||Washington University in St. Louis||S||Sr.||5'8||Mountain View, Calif.|
|Megan Reynolds%||Elmhurst College||MB||Jr.||6'1||Thornton, Ill.|
|Megan Rietema!||Calvin College||S||Jr.||6'2||Grand Rapids, Mich.|
|Sydney Miles||Emory University||S||Fr.||6'1||Oklahoma City, Okla.|
2012 AVCA DIVISION III SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
|Abby Hogge^&||Christopher Newport University||L||Sr.||5'4||Clifton, Va.|
|Anna Zyvoloski||College of St. Scholastica||OH||Sr.||5'11||Sauk Rapids, Minn.|
|Anne Satterlee||University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire||RS/Opp.||Sr.||5'10||Green Bay, Wis.|
|Ashleigh Gideon||Chapman University||OH||Sr.||5'7||Torrance, Calif.|
|Bethany Huston||Pacific Lutheran University||MB||Jr.||6'2||Kennewick, Wash.|
|Christina Gilene^||Wittenberg University||L||Sr.||5'4||Milford, Ohio|
|Alex Duhl||Emory University||MB||Sr.||6'0||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Krista Stoltz||Northwestern College (MN)||S||Jr.||5'9||Lino Lakes, Minn.|
|Logan Boyer-Hayse!&||Occidental College||OH||Sr.||5'9||Boulder, Colo.|
|Mallory Palmer||Edgewood College||OH||Sr.||6'0||Poynette, Wis.|
|Nicole Snyder||University of Mount Union||RS/Opp.||So.||5'10||Mentor, Ohio|
|Ramey Sieck||Wartburg College||S||Jr.||5'9||Fayette, Iowa|
|Stephanie Warner%||Richard Stockton College of New Jersey||MB||Sr.||5'11||Totowa, N.J.|
|Tessa Smolinski||Springfield College||OH||Jr.||5'7||Hebron, Conn.|
2012 AVCA DIVISION III THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
|Greer Bratschie||Hope College||S||Sr.||5'10||East Grand Rapids, Mich.|
|Paige Brimeyer||University of St. Thomas (MN)||RS/Opp.||Jr.||6'0||Dubuque, Iowa|
|Erin Green||University of Wisconsin-River Falls||MB||Sr.||5'10||Fridley, Minn.|
|Sam Kersting||Webster University||MB||So.||6'0||St. Louis, Mo.|
|Jessie Kolden||Christopher Newport University||OH||So.||5'9||Alexandria, Va.|
|Emily Neave||University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire||S||Sr.||5'7||Salem, Wis.|
|Kelsey Nobilio||University of Wisconsin-Whitewater||L||So.||5'6||Johnsburg, Ill.|
|Corrine Ostrovsky||Chapman University||S||Jr.||5'6||Simi Valley, Calif.|
|Kelly Pang%*?||Washington University in St. Louis||L||Sr.||5'1||Honolulu, Hawai'i|
|Shannon Pearson||California Lutheran University||MB||Sr.||5'11||Thousand Oakls, Calif.|
|Tabatha Piper||Otterbein University||S||So.||5'11||Sunbury, Ohio|
|Madison Reyes||Hardin-Simmons University||OH||Sr.||5'9||Abilene, Texas|
|Ada Taylor||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||MB||Fr.||6'3||Durham, N.C.|
|Rachel Thibodeau||Southwestern University (TX)||OH||Sr.||6'0||Richardson, Texas|
! indicates 2011 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
% indicates 2011 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
^ indicates 2011 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
* indicates 2010 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2010 AVCA Second-Team All-American selection
& indicates 2010 AVCA Third-Team All-American selection
? indicates 2009 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
@ indicates 2009 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
2012 Division III AVCA Freshman of the Year: Kara Seidenstricker, Wittenberg, RS/Opp.
2012 Division III AVCA Player of the Year: Lizzie Kamp, Calvin, OH
2012 AVCA DIVISION III HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA
|Lexi Alm||St. Benedict||OH||Jr.|
|Drew Hargrave||Washington-St. Louis||OH||Sr.|
|Mackenzie Hite||Nebraska Wesleyan||L||Jr.|
|Taya Kockelman||St. Benedict||S||So.|
|Kendra Korporal||Northwestern Coll.||OH||Fr.|
|Ellen Grenert||Ohio Northern||OH||Sr.|
|Kristen Gromes||Mount Union||L||Sr.|
|Jasmine Warmington||Johns Hopkins||RS||Fr.|
|Torey DeLozier||Maranatha Baptist Bible||OH||Sr.|
|Alexis Hartman||Wisconsin-Stevens Point||S||So.|
|Danielle Healis||Southern Vermont||MB||Sr.|
|Casey Stoodley||Plymouth State||OH||Sr.|
|Ashley Coyle||SUNY Cortland||OH||Sr.|
|Kristen Guercio||SUNY Cortland||S||Sr.|
|Carrie Hack||SUNY New Paltz||L||Jr.|
|Marissa King||SUNY New Paltz||S||Sr.|
|Maggie Kowalska||Stevens Inst. Of Tech.||RS||Sr.|
|Nicole Serekian||Richad Stockton||RS||Jr.|
|Natalie Zacpal||SUNY Cortland||MB||Sr.|
|Kala Guy||Virginia Wesleyan||OH||Sr.|
|Alyssa Kidd||Christopher Newport||S||Sr.|
|Chastity Lacy||Christopher Newport||MB||Jr.|
|Blair Bjorkman||Pacific Lutheran||L||Sr.|
|Jenni Brehove||Puget Sound||S||Jr.|
|Kayla Cribbs||La Verne||MB||Sr.|
|Samantha North||Pacific Lutheran||OH||Jr.|
|Alyssa Sialaris||Whittier College||OH||Sr.|
|Randi Taylor-Toomay||La Verne||OH||Sr.|
2012 AVCA Division III First-Team All-America
Audrey Krajec, a 6-0 middle blocker for Millikin University, is a sophomore from West Salem, Ill. She was recently named to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) First Team after putting up some gaudy offensive numbers. She led the conference in hitting percentage (.447) and kills (519) while also contributing 159 digs and 132 blocks to end the year. After being named to the Midwest All-Region Team for the second consecutive year, this is her first AVCA All-American appearance.
Bailey Jensen, a 6-0 middle blocker for Christopher Newport University, is a senior from Ashburn, Va. Jensen has dominated the game at the net throughout her career and this year is no different. She eclipsed the program record for total blocks after putting together a 2012 campaign that saw her tally a team-leading 127, but she wasn't done. The USA South Player of the Year also cleared the 1,000-kill plateau en route to her current top-10 national ranking in hitting percentage. This is Jensen's first appearance on the First Team after making to the Third Team a year ago.
Breanah Bourque, a 5-11 middle blocker for Emory University, is a senior from Houston, Texas. She currently leads the University Athletic Association in hitting percentage (.393), and is ranked in the top-5 in both kills per set (3.59) and blocks per set (0.82). Since being named to the First and Second Team the last two years, respectively, this is Bourque's third AVCA All-American honor.
Carley Todd, a 5-11 setter for Salisbury University, is a senior from Greenlawn, N.Y. The CAC Player of the Year has proven to be one of the most feared players on the court, racking up over 1,100 assists to go with a .326 hitting percentage and 224 kills. She is one of the main reasons Salisbury has had a year to remember, recording a program-best 37 victories and playing in the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in history. This is Todd's second AVCA All-American appearance after making it onto the Third Team in 2011.
Jackie Harvey, a 5-9 outside hitter for the University of Puget Sound is a junior from Santa Barbara, Calif. The Northwest Conference Player of the Year leads the Loggers averaging 3.86 kills per set while also taking care of business on defense, tallying 400 digs. She will lead her team into Holland, Michigan and Hope College where Puget Sound will be competing in the NCAA Quarterfinals. Harvey is now a first-time AVCA All-American.
Jenna Grasmeyer, a 6-1 outside hitter for Hope College, is a sophomore from Hudsonville, Mich. She had a big year, finishing in the top-10 of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIA) in hitting percentage with .302, kills per set with 4.36 and services aces averaging 0.36 per set. She averaged 4.33 kills per set heading into the NCAA Tournament, placing her seventh nationally. In what is shaping out to be a fine career, this is Grasmeyer's first time as an AVCA All-American.
Kara Seidenstricker, a 5-9 RS/Opp. for Wittenberg University, is a freshman from London, Ohio. Bursting onto the scene as a new member of a team that won the NCAA Championship a year ago, Seidenstricker did all she could to bring her team back to glory by leading her team in kills (352) and service aces (35). She had a strong all-around game, recording just 20 reception errors in 543 attempts while averaging nearly three digs per set. For her efforts, the Ohio native was named First-Team All-North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) in addition to the league's Newcomer of the Year honor.
Kelly Foley, a 5-11 middle blocker for the University of St. Thomas (MN), is a sophomore from St. Paul, Minn. Leading the Tommies to the Elite Eight at Hope College, Foley was awarded the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Player of the Year. Hitting a team-best and nationally ranked .375, St. Thomas is an astounding 70-6 since she joined the program a year ago. This is Foley's first AVCA All-American appearance.
Kylie McLogan, a 5-9 outside for California Lutheran University, is a sophomore from Upland, Calif. The young gun ranks in the top-5 in the nation averaging 4.49 kills per set while also doing her part defensively, ranking second on the team with 380 digs. In their regional final loss to Puget Sound, McLogan did everything she could smashing 24 kills and recording 15 digs. This marks McLogan's first AVCA All-American appearance.
Lizzie Kamp, a 6-1 outside hitter for Calvin College, is a senior from Orland Park, Ill. Earlier this year she was named the MIAA's Most Valuable Player, becoming the second member from her family to receive the award as her older sister Rebecca was a three-time MIAA MVP. That's not to say younger sister Lizzie didn't pave her own path to success. Kamp's 4.43 kills per set ranks her in the top-10 in the nation while also hitting nearly .320. This is her first time appearing on the First-Team after being a Second-Team All-American in 2011.
Marilee Fisher, a 5-8 setter for Washington University in St. Louis, is a senior from Mountain View, Calif. Widely regarded as one of the top setters in the nation, Fisher has the numbers to back it up. Ranking nationally in assists per set with close to ten, Fisher's 4,500+ career assists ranks her fourth on Washington University's all-time list. In 2009, Fisher was a Third-Team AVCA All-American, but has since been named to the First Team the following three years.
Megan Reynolds, a 6-1 middle blocker for Elmhurst College, is a junior from Thornton, Ill. Reynolds was a handful for anyone on the other side of the net, hitting at a .343 clip and tallying 413 kills in the 2012 season thus far as they head to the Elite Eight. In 2011 she was an AVCA Second-Team All-American, which makes this her second overall appearance and first on the First Team.
Megan Rietema, a 6-2 setter for Calvin College, is a junior from Grand Rapids, Mich. Rietema was a three-time MIAA Specialty Player of the Week this fall. She was also named to the All-MIAA first team for the third straight year and landed a spot on the Wittenberg Fall Classic All-Tournament team in mid-September. Quarterbacking the Knights offense to an Elite Eight appearance, the junior is averaging over 10.50 assists per set, and is hitting .325 with nearly 200 kills to boot. This is her second consecutive AVCA First-Team All-American appearance.
Sydney Miles, a 6-1 setter for Emory University, is a freshman from Oklahoma City, Okla. A First-Team All-UAA honoree, Miles led the conference and ranks in the top-15 nationally with over 10.60 assists per set. Having one of the greatest years a setter for Emory has ever had, the freshman had a 54-assist performance in a five-set win over Cal Lutheran on September 14th.
Division III Second Team All-Americans
Abby Hogge, a 5-4 libero for Christopher Newport University, is a senior from Clifton, Va. Hogge has helped anchor Christopher Newport from the back row throughout her tenure at CNU. This year, the Clifton, Virginia native has recorded 517 digs, which currently ranks eighth on the program's single-season list. Just as impressive on serve-receive, she has a .973 reception percentage and has converted 437 of her 449 attempts. Having appeared in a program-record 533 sets during her career, she holds CNU's top-three single-season dig efforts and broke the USA South's all-time mark earlier this season. Entering the postseason, she currently boasts 2,349 digs for her career. This is her third AVCA All-American recognition.
Anna Zyvoloski, a 5-11 outside hitter for College of St. Scholastica, is a senior from Sauk Rapids, Minn. Zyvoloski, who was also named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, is ninth in NCAA Division III with 4.32 kills per set and fifth with 5.12 points per set. She led the conference with 454 kills and kills per set. Zyvoloski was second in the league with .299 hitting percentage and tops with 538 points and points per set. She also finished second in the league with 21 solo blocks and third with 43 service aces. In the 30 matches this season, Zyvoloski recorded double-figures in kills in 27 of them and had 15 matches where she registered double-doubles in kills and digs. She led the team with 61 total blocks and 327 digs. She is a two-time AVCA All-Region winner and was an Honorable Mention AVCA All-American last season.
Anne Satterlee, a 5-10 RS/Opp. for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, is a senior from Green Bay, Wis. Satterlee, who was the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year this season, ranks third in the WIAC with 4.10 points per set, fourth with 3.33 kills per set and sixth with a .272 hitting percentage. At the end of the regular season, she was second on the team in kills per set and third with 38 service aces and 85 total blocks. This is her first AVCA All-American award.
Ashleigh Gideon, a 5-7 outside hitter for Chapman University, is a senior from Torrance, Calif. Gideon paced the Chapman offense all season with a team-best and career-high 352 kills along with 434 digs - the only player in CU history to reach those numbers in both categories in a single season. She is a big reason why the Panthers rank highly in Division III in kills per set (13.7). A well-rounded outside hitter for the Panthers, Gideon also has 21 serving aces (third on the team) and 16 blocks (fifth on the team).
She was previously named as an AVCA First Team All-American while at El Camino Junior College.
Bethany Huston, a 6-2 middle blocker for Pacific Lutheran University, is a junior from Kennewick, Wash. Entering the postseason, Huston ranked fourth in the nation with an average of 1.34 blocks per set, and she leads the Lutes with 2.56 kills per set while hitting .263. Earlier this season, she was named to Northwest Conference All-Conference Team, and in 2011, she led her conference, region and the nation in blocks per set (1.54). This is her first AVCA All-American honor.
Christina Gilene, a 5-4 libero for Wittenberg University, is a senior from Milford, Ohio. Gilene, the 2011 NCAC Tournament Most Valuable Player and a member of the all-tournament team in 2012, led the Tigers with 568 digs while committing just 21 reception errors in 591 attempts. She also earned NCAC Libero of the Year in both 2011 and 2012. Gilene earned honorable mention AVCA All-Region in 2010, AVCA First-Team All-Region in 2011 and AVCA Third-Team All-American in 2011.
Alex Duhl, a 6-0 middle blocker for Emory University, is a senior from Los Angeles, Calif. Duhl has put forth a hitting effort of .295, fifth on the University Athletic Association chart, and has produced 11 matches of double-figure terminations. A solid presence at the net, she is averaging 0.71 blocks per set heading to postseason play, good for seventh in the conference, and has come through with 11 matches of four or more blocks. Duhl has been chosen to all-tournament teams this year at the Wid Guisler Invitational, the Emory Volleyball Classic and Emory Invitational. Career-wise, she has chalked up 283 total blocks, 11th on the school's all-time list. Duhl brought home First Team All-UAA honors for the the first time after earning honorable mention nods as a freshman and junior. This is her first AVCA All-American award.
Krista Stoltz, a 5-9 setter for Northwestern College (Minn.), is a junior from Lino Lakes, Minn. Stoltz entered the first round of the NCAA Tournament averaging 11.5 assists per set, which was second among all Division III players in the nation. The junior easily surpassed the 1,000 assist mark for the second consecutive season and led Northwestern to a .246 attacking percentage. Against regionally ranked opponents, Stoltz averaged 10.96 assists per set. She was an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference selection for the second year in a row, having led all league setters by more than two assists per set (12.56). Stoltz was an AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention winner in 2011. This is her first AVCA All-American award.
Logan Boyer-Hayse, a 5-9 outside hitter for Occidental College, is a senior from Boulder, Colo. Boyer-Hayse ranked 16th in the country in kills per set (4.06) in 2012 despite playing with a broken left hand that she had surgically repaired earlier in the season. She has had a pretty decorated career for the Tigers. She led the Tigers in kills in each of her four seasons, racking up 1,607 for her career. During Occidental's historical 2011 season, she played a big role in helping lead the squad to its first SCIAC Postseason Championship and to the second round of the NCAA Division III postseason tournament. She is a three-time AVCA All-Region winner and in 2011 was selected as an AVCA First-Team All-American.
Mallory Palmer, a 6-0 outside hitter for Edgewood College, is a senior from Poynette, Wis. She was previously named Northern Athletics Conference Player of the Year for her record-breaking senior season, eclipsing the Edgewood school record of 1,659 career kills, which had stood for 14 seasons. Palmer finished her career with 1,821 career kills. Palmer led the NAC with 495 kills this season, and averaged 4.30 kills per set, which ranks 10th in the nation. She had 18 double-doubles, reaching double figures in both points and digs, including the final two NAC Tournament matches of the years, where she exceeded 20 kills and 20 digs in each match. Palmer became the first Eagle volleyball player ever to be named first team all-conference in all four playing seasons. She was an honorable mention All-Region pick by the AVCA last season and was named to this year's All-Midwest Region squad.
Nicole Snyder, a 5-10 RS/Opp. for the University of Mt. Union, is a sophomore from Mentor, Ohio. Her 2.88 kills per set ranked third in the OAC and her 379 digs placed her in 10th on the OAC charts. In addition, Snyder's .216 hitting percentage ranks 15th in the conference. Snyder received the OAC Player of the Year award and was named first team All-OAC after leading the Purple Raiders with 323 kills in 2012.
Ramey Sieck, a 5-9 setter for Wartburg College, is a junior from Fayette, Iowa. Ramey had a league-high 1,198 assists heading into postseason play, averaging 9.66 per set. Sieck has had 20 or more assists in each of Wartburg's matches this season, surpassing 40 on nine occasions and topping out at 52 in a four-set win over Northwestern (Minn.) on September 14. With 2,984 assists, she currently ranks third on Wartburg's all-time assists chart. Her 1,198 assists so far this season rank sixth, while her total of 1,078 from last season ranks ninth. Sieck also ranks ninth in career service aces with 112. Sieck also has the IIAC's only six statistical triple-doubles this season. In 2011, Sieck was recognized as an Honorable Mention AVCA All-American.
Stephanie Warner, a 5-11 middle blocker for Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, is a senior from Totowa, N.J. Heading to postseason play, Warner ranked sixth in the nation in hitting percentage (.406) and 29th nationally in blocks (1.09 bps) while also leading the NJAC in both categories. Warner stands third in the league in kills (2.90 kps) and fourth in points (3.67 pps) as well. Her senior season has included being chosen NJAC Player of the Year and NJAC First Team plus receiving two NJAC Player of the Week awards and recording her 1,000th career kill on October 13. In 2010, Warner was named as an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American and in 2011, she was named AVCA Second Team All-American and AVCA All-New York Region First Team.
Tessa Smolinski, a 5-7 outside hitter for Springfield College, is a junior from Hebron, Conn. Guiding Springfield to its third-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament, Smolinski has been sensational all season, producing a team-best 439 kills, averaging 3.75 per set, while hitting .293. Heading to the tournament, she ranked second on the team in digs with 417, and had added 35 aces and 30 blocks. She was named the NEWMAC Player of the Week three times in the regular season and took home five different all-tournament team honors. Smolinski earned AVCA All-Region honors of the second consecutive year. Last season, Smolinski was chosen as an AVCA Honorable Mention All-America selection.
Division III Third Team All-Americans
Greer Bratschie, a 5-10 setter for Hope College, is a senior from East Grand Rapids, Mich. Besides leading her team with 1,203 assists, she also led team in assists per set with 10.74. Bratschie was honored as MIAA Specialty Player of the Week for the sixth time in her career at Hope. Bratschie was on the MIAA All American First Team in 2010, 2011 and 2012. She was an honorable mention last year, but this is her first AVCA All-American award.
Paige Brimeyer, a 6-0 RS/Opp. for the University of St. Thomas, is a junior from Dubuque, Iowa. Brimeyer led the conference in conference match hitting percentages as well as overall matches at .373. She had 133 sets and 29 aces throughout the 2012 season and averaged 3.2 points per set. This is Brimeyer's first AVCA All-American recipient.
Erin Green, a 5-10 middle blocker for the University Wisconsin River-Falls, is a senior from Fridely, Minn. During the 2012 season, Green led the Falcons with 466 kills, 32 solo blocks and 76 block assists. Green also had 27 aces and 75 digs throughout the season. She was named the WIAC Player of the Week on Sept. 18. She was named to the 2012 All-WIAC first team, the only player to do so for three consecutive years. In 2010, Green received honorable mention to the AVCA All-American Team, and this year she is a first-time recipient of the award.
Sam Kersting, a 6-0 middle blocker for Webster University, is a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo. During the 2012 season, Kersting led the team with 43 solo blocks, 87 block assists and averaged 1.29 blocks per set. Kersting was also led in kills with 285, in hitting percentage at .368. Kersting was named to the 2012 SLIAC All-Conference First-Team and the All-Tournament team at the Illinois Wesleyan Tournament. She was consistent all year, being named SLIAC Player of the Week three times for the 2012 season. This is her first season for the Gorloks and her first time as an AVCA All-American recipient.
Jessie Kolden, a 5-9 outside hitter for Christopher Newport University, is a sophomore from Alexandria, Va. During the 2012 season, Kolden led her team in a total of 389 kills, placing her third in the USA-South region in this category. Kolden had two double-digit kill matches this year, reaching 21 against Emory on September 14. In 2011, she was the USA South Rookie of the Year and was a Third Team All Conference recipient. In 2012, she was an AVCA All-South Region first-team honoree and is a first time AVCA All-American Recipient.
Emily Neave, a 5-7 setter for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, is a senior from Salem, Wis. She has tallied 3,781 assists, and 123 service aces in her career. She ranks 16th in the country in assists-per-set at 10.59, with 1,356 assists total. Her 1,063 digs rank 14th on the school's career list. She also had 44 kills, 42 blocks and 31 aces in 2012. She was an All- Conference honoree in 2011 and 2012. She is now a first-time AVCA All-American honoree.
Kelsey Nobilio, a 5-6 libero for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a sophomore from Johnsburg, Ill. Nobilio broke the record for digs in a match twice. She did so in a two-day span, with 40 digs in a match against Dominican University and 44 digs against Calvin College. This was the fourth best dig total in a match in WIAC history. Nobilio accumulated 165 digs in that week, earning WIAC Volleyball Athlete of the Week honors. She has recorded 774 digs in the 2012 season, the best season mark in Wisconsin-Whitewater history and sixth in conference history. She played eight matches with over 30 digs in 2012. Her career total of1, 259 digs, 5.91 digs per game, is the best in the league. This is her first AVCA All-American recognition.
Corrine Ostrovsky, a 5-6 setter for Chapman University, is a junior from Simi Valley, Calif. During the 2012 season, she was the Division III leader in assists, with a total of 1238 heading into the National Championship Tournament. She averaged 11.74 assists per set, top in the nation and third in Chapman history in career assists with 2,757. She was recognized on the 2012 All-SCIAC Second Team. This is her first time AVCA All-American recipient.
Kelly Pang, 5-1 libero for Washington University in St. Louis, is a senior from Honolulu, Hawai'i. She is the Bear's all time career digs leader with 2648 digs, and holds four of the top-eight single-season digs marks in team history. She was ranked 13 in Division III digs during the 2012 season, first in the UAA conference. She was also second in conference aces with 0.24 aces per set. She was named UAA Athlete of the week six times in 2012.Pang was recognized on the AVCA All-Central Region Team. This is Pang's fourth recognition as an AVCA All-American.
Shannon Pearson, a 5-11 middle blocker for California Lutheran University, is a senior from Thousand Oaks, Calif. She is third on Cal Lutheran's team in kills, with 255, hitting for a .278 average. She led Cal Lutheran with 78 blocks during the 2012 season. Pearson earned SCIAC Player of the year and was selected to the AVCA First-Team All-West Region for the second year. She was an honorable mention last year, but this is her first AVCA All-American recipient.
Tabatha Piper, a 5-11 setter for Otterbein University, is a sophomore from Sunbury, Ohio. Piper was at the top of her team with 1,087 assists, an average 9.3 assists per set. Piper also led the Cardinals with a .341 hitting percentage. Piper had 2,205 assists during her first two years, and a total of 169 digs, 32 blocks, and 28 service aces during the 2012 season. Piper was OCAC 2011 Freshman of the Year, and in 2012 was selected to the OCAC All-Conference Team and was named to the AVCA Great Lakes All-Region Team. This is Piper's first AVCA All-American recognition.
Madison Reyes, a 5-9 outside hitter for Hardin-Simmons University, is a senior from Abiline, Texas. Reyes led the American South Conference with 380 kills during the 2012 season. She also had 355 digs. Reyes led her team to their third consecutive ASC title. She was named AVCA All-South Region for the second consecutive year, ASC Conference MVP for the second straight year, and First-Team All-ASC for the fourth straight year. Reyes was also named the 2012 American Southwest MVP. Last year, Reyes was an honorable mention, and this is her first AVCA All-American recognition.
Ada Taylor, a 6-3 middle blocker for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a freshman from Durham, N.C. Taylor ranked third in the country in hitting percentage at .432, and was tied for first in the conference standings for blocks with 105. Taylor received the Region's Freshman of the Year Award and was selected to the Women's Volleyball New England Regional Championship All Tournament Team. This is Taylor's first AVCA All-American Recognition.
Rachel Thibodeau, a 6-0 outside hitter for Southwestern University (TX), is a senior from Richardson, Texas. Thibodeau averaged 3.35 kills per set, 3.02 digs per set and hit .204, leading the SCAC Conference during the 2012 season. She was named the 2012 SCAC Player-of-the-Year, was named First-Team All-SCAC, and was named to the 2012 SCAC Championship All-Tournament team. Thibodeau was an honorable mention last year, and this is her first AVCA All-American recognition.