Keani Passi - College of Southern Idaho
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American VolleyballCoaches Association is pleased to announce the College of Southern Idaho sophomoreright side/opposite Keani Passi as its 2012 AVCA Two Year College NationalPlayer of the Year.
Passihelped lead the top-seeded Golden Eagles to a record 10th NJCAANational Championship, their first since 2009, defeating No. 2 seeded WesternNebraska CC in straight sets. In thematch, Passi led the team with a double-double of 12 kills and as many digs onher way to being named Tournament MVP and a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
Theopposite had a tremendous second year, finishing the 2012 campaign averaging3.83 kills per sets (eighth nationally) with a .276 hitting percentage. The sophomore also tallied 52 service aces toaverage 0.54 per set, which puts her at 12th in the country. She also got it done on the defensive end,recording 234 digs (2.44/s) and 77 total blocks (0.80/s). In the NJCAA Tournament, Passi recordeddouble-digit kills in all four matches.
In2012, CSI finished their historic season with a 33-1 record and a perfect 10-0in the Scenic West Athletic Conference. After dropping their only match of the year to the eventual NJCAArunner-ups on Aug. 31st, they went on a torrid run rattling off 29 wins in arow spanning two and a half months.
Passijoins a long and prestigious list of College of Southern Idaho National Playersof the Year. Since 1987, there have beenseven Golden Eagle AVCA Player of Year recipients, with this now marking the eighthto earn the distinction, and the first since 2005 when JoAnna Kaczor garneredthe honor
Theformal presentation of the AVCA Two Year College National Player of the Yearwill be made Dec. 14th in Louisville, Kentucky, at the AVCAAll-America/Players of the Year Banquet held in conjunction with the 2012 AVCAAnnual Convention and NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball National Championships.
AVCA Two-Year Colleges National Players of the Year
2012: Keani Passi (Southern Idaho)
2011: Xiao Liang (Iowa Lakes)
2010: Roslandy Acosta (Cowley County)
2009: Yiting Cao (Illinois Central)
2008: Kayla Schmidt (Blinn)
2007: Soriana Pacheco (Western Nebraska)
2006: Juliana Paz (Iowa Western)
2005: JoAnna Kaczor (Southern Idaho)
2004: Keila Oliviera (Miami-Dade)
2003: Nevena Siljegovic (Moorpark)
2002: Madelaynne Montano (Miami-Dade)
2001: Juliana Escobar (Barton County)
2000: Stephanie Martin (Southern Idaho)
1999: Fabiana Spisso de Abreu (Southern Idaho)
1998: Fabiana Spisso de Abreu (Southern Idaho)
1997: Hai Yan (Southern Idaho)
1996: Jenni Roselli (Spokane Falls)
1995: Paula Araujo (Southern Idaho)
1994: Katianne Simonetti (Southern Idaho)
1993: Jessica Lee (Golden West)
1992: Pele Baker (Eastern Arizona)
1991: Hilda Gaxiola (Texas Southmost)
1990: Sandra Pena (Miami-Dade-Wolfson Campus)
1989: Kristine Cousins (Miami-Dade-South Campus)
1988: Nicole Stubbs (Schoolcraft)
1987: Sonia Trevino (San Jacinto-Central Campus)