Erynn Schuh - Trinity Christian College
LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 10, 2014) -The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce that Trinity Christian College senior setter Erynn Schuh has been selected as the 2014 AVCA NCCAA National Player of the Year.
To win a championship you need a great setter, and Schuh is certainly that for the Trolls. Her 10.63 assists per set average places her third in the country and first in the North-Central. She was largely responsible for the team's .229 hitting percentage compared to their opponents who hit just .137. Schuh averaged 3.10 digs per set and finished third in the team in blocking with a total of 55.
She shined the brightest in the biggest stage against Colorado Christian University to win the program's first NCCAA Volleyball National Championship. She dished out 53 assists and had 14 digs to earn the NCCAA Volleyball Tournament's Most Valuable Player. Their 38 victories (38-10) tied the program record for most single-season wins in history.
The CCAC Player of the Year and Setter of the Year is also a well-respected leader on the team. This was her second season as team captain where her leadership quality matched her outstanding play. Schuh was just one of three seniors on the team, with a total of nine players being just freshmen and sophomores. The Illinois native put the young team on her back and won them a national title.
The formal presentation of the 2014 AVCA NCCAA National Player of the Year will be made Dec. 19th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet held in conjunction with the 2014 AVCA Annual Convention and NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball National Championships.
AVCA NCCAA National Players of the Year
2014: Erynn Schuh, Trinity Christian College
2013: Kylie Rupe, Manhattan Christian College
2012: Torey DeLozier, Maranatha Baptist Bible College
2011: Mariela Quesada, Palm Beach Atlantic University
2010: Emma Kile, Clearwater Christian College
2009: Jackie Albrecht, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University