November 15, 2011

Division III All-America Teams

2011 AVCA Division III All-America Teams

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 31st annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division III women's volleyball. The awards will be presented Nov. 17, 2011, at the NCAA Division III Women's National Championship banquet in St. Louis, Mo., where the 2011 Division III AVCA Player of the Year will be announced.  The NCAA Division III national quarterfinals begin Nov. 18.

 

The 2011 class is highlighted by four-time First-Team recipient Rebecca Kamp of Calvin College. Joining Kamp is Courtney Reinhold of Eastern University as the only two to have been an AVCA All-American for four consecutive years.

 

The 2011 All-America selections were made by the AVCA Division III All-America Committee: Harleigh Chwastyk, Swarthmore, chairperson; Gina Chambers, Nebraska Wesleyan; Gregory Poole, Western Connecticut; Patti Ford, UW-River Falls; Hannah Long, Southwestern, Amber Warners, Calvin; Cal Wickens, Nazareth and Valerie Cowan, Pomona-Pitzer.



2011 AVCA DIVISION III FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

Player

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown

Lauren Budde^

Washington University-St. Louis

MB

Sr.

5'9

Bartelso, Illinois

Jenna Green

Concordia College

OH

Sr.

5'10

Dilworth, Minnesota

Rebecca Kamp!*$

Calvin College

MB

Sr.

6'2

Orland Park, Illinois

Maria Horning^&

Eastern University

S

Sr.

5'7

Denver, Pennsylvania

Breanah Bourque%

Emory University

MB

Jr.

5'11

Houston, Texas

Jackie Russell^

California Lutheran University

S

Jr.

5'6

Newbury Park, California

Natalie Schonefeld*@

Emory University

S

Sr.

5'7

Riviera, Texas

Marilee Fisher!#

Washington University-St. Louis

S

Jr.

5'8

Mountain View, California

Courtney Reinhold@#%

Eastern University

OH

Sr.

5'6

Adamstown, Pennsylvania

Lauren Torvi

Springfield College

MB

Sr.

6'4

North Smithfield, Rhode Island

Megan Rietema

Calvin College

S

So.

6'2

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Katie Vohnoutka%

Concordia College

MB

Sr.

5'10

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Christina Nicholls

Southwestern University

S

Sr.

5'8

Austin, Texas

Logan Boyer-Hayse^

Occidental College

OH

Jr.

5'9

Boulder, Colorado

 

2011 AVCA DIVISION III SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

Player

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown

Kelsy England%

Millikin University

OH

Sr.

5'9

Highland, Illinois

Libby Morrison^

Juniata College

DS/Lib.

Sr.

5'6

Portland, Oregon

Katie Sumner%

Wittenberg University

MB

Sr.

5'9

Dublin, Ohio

Ashley Maher

University of St. Thomas

S

Sr.

5'5

Hutchinson, Minnesota

Megan Reynolds

Elmhurst College

MB

So.

6'1

Thornton, Illinois

Amelia McCall!

Emory University

OH

Sr.

5'10

Montgomery, Alabama

Stephanie Warner

Richard Stockton College of NJ

MB

Jr.

5'11

Totowa, New Jersey

Kaimi Rocha

Whitworth University

OH

Sr.

5'9

Pukalani, Hawai'i

Kelly Pang!*

Washington University-St. Louis

DS/Lib.

Jr.

5'1

Honolulu, Hawai'i

Jessie Heavenrich%

Christopher Newport University

S

Sr.

5'8

Cambria, California

Kristin Hanczor

Bowdoin College

MB

Sr.

6'1

Redding, Connecticut

Lizzie Kamp

Calvin College

OH

Jr.

6'1

Orland Park, Illinois

Liz Amici

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

OH

Sr.

6'1

Whitewater, WI

Alyssa Swatek

Chapman University

DS/Lib.

Sr.

5'9

Chino Hills, California


2011 AVCA DIVISION III THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA    

 

Player

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown

Courtney Greenberg

Juniata College

S

So.

5'8

Ft. Meyers, Florida

Drew Hargrave

Washington University-St. Louis

OH

Jr.

6'0

Pacific Palisades, California

Kaitlain Wachter

University of St. Thomas

DS/Lib.

Jr.

5'5

Eagan, Minnesota

Christina Gilene

Wittenberg University

DS/Lib.

Jr.

5'5

Milford, Ohio

Kimmie Dyer

Wittenberg University

OH

Sr.

5'10

Copley, Ohio

Carley Todd

Salisbury University

S/H

Jr.

5'11

Centerport, New York

Michelle Madeja!*

Carthage College

OH

Sr.

5'10

Naperville, Illinois

Lauren Dembkowski^

Carthage College

OH

Sr.

5'10

Arlington Heights, Illinois

Shannon Thompson!

University of Massachusetts-Boston 

OH 

Jr.

6'2

Moorpark, California

Amy Newman^

Connecticut College

OH

Sr.

5'8

Los Angeles, California

Sara Artus

Clarkson University

OH

Sr.

5'10

St. Regis Falls, NY

Bailey Jensen

Christopher Newport University

MB

Jr.

6'0

Ashburn, Virginia

Abby Hogge^

Christopher Newport University

DS/Lib.

Jr.

6'0

Clifton, Virginia

Erin Bremond

Pacific Lutheran University

MB

Sr.

5'7

Maple Valley, Virginia

 

 

! indicates 2010 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

% indicates 2010 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

^ indicates 2010 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection

* indicates 2009 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

# indicates 2009 AVCA Second-Team All-American selection

& indicates 2009 AVCA Third-Team All-American selection 

$ indicates 2008 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

@ indicates 2008 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection 

 

2011 Division III AVCA Freshman of the Year: Kelly Foley, St. Thomas, MB

2011 Division III AVCA Player of the Year: Announced Nov. 17, 2011


 

2011 AVCA DIVISION III HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA

Kelly Foley-University of St. Thomas (MB, Fr.) - FOY
Meghan Byrne-Washington Univ.-St. Louis (OH, So.) 
Chelsea Koth-Northwestern College (OH Sr.) 
Kathleen O'Connor-Cornell University (OH So.)
Amy Sykora-Concordia College (S Sr.)
Anna Zyvoloski-St. Scholastica (OH Jr.)
Marion Bevington-Heidelberg University (MB Jr.) 
Greer Bratschie- Hope College (S Jr.)
Jenna Grasmeyer-Hope College (OH Fr.)
Ally Nagel Otterbein University (MB Jr.)
Julie Radigan-University of Mount Union (S Sr.)
Jackie Reinhart-Heidelberg College (OH Sr.)
Lindsey Russell-Otterbein University (DS/Lib. Sr.)
Erin Vander Plas-Calvin College (OH Sr.)
Kearby Benak-Eastern University (OH So.)
Melissa Cole Johns Hopkins University (OH Sr.)
Meagan Donohue-Johns Hopkins University (RS/Opp. Fr.)
Jessica Gieselman-Stevenson University (S So.)
Chelsea Glowacki-Salisbury University (MB Sr.)
Julie Harvey Franklin & Marshall College (MB Fr.)
Jamie Hawk-Lebanon Valley College (MB Sr.)
Jesse Krasley-Moravian College (DS/Lib. Jr.)
Samantha Savite-Moravian College (RS/Opp. Jr.)
Liz Amici Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (MB Sr.)
Caroline Brander-University of Chicago (MB, Jr.)
Christina Brinkman-Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (OH Jr.)
Brittany Cardott-Millikin University (S Jr.)
Torey DeLozier-Maranatha Baptist Bible College (OH Jr.)
Briana Kaiser-Univ. of Wisconsin-Platteville (MB Sr.)
Audrey Krajec-Millikin University (MB Fr.)
Perrie Morgan-Elmhurst College (DS/Lib. Jr.)
Drewann Pancratz-Carthage College (S Sr.)
Sofia Sanchez-Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater (OH Sr.)
Caitlin Barrett-Middlebury College (DS/Lib.,  Jr.) 
Hannah Brickley-Trinity College (CT) (OH,  So.) 
Sydney Carfagno-Wellesley College (OH Fr.) 
Isabel Custudio-Wellesley College (S,  Jr.)
Traci Hamanaka-Wellesley College (DS/Lib. So.) 
Cassy Hanneman-UMass-Boston (S,  Sr.)
Audrey Kuan-Tufts University (DS/Lib.,  Sr.)
Kendall Lord-Tufts University (S,  Jr.)
Itza Nieves-Springfield College (DS/Lib. Sr.) 
Tessa Smolinski-Springfield College.(OH, So.)
Sheena Asibey-SUNY Cortland (MB,  Sr.)
Ashley Coyle-SUNY Cortland (OH, Sr.)
Melinda DiGiovanna-SUNY New Paltz (OH,  Sr.)
Lani Durio-Clarkson University (S, So.)
Maggie Kowalska-Stevens Inst. of Technology (RS/Opp. Jr.)
Jennifer Newhouse-SUNY Fredonia (RS/Opp. Sr.)
Brittany Raykoske-Elmira College (MB Sr.)
Eve Richards-Union College (NY) (OH Sr.)
Nicole Serekian-Richard Stockton Coll. of N.J. (RS/Opp. So.)
Kelley Vershbow-Skidmore College (OH Sr.)
Sasha Zavadska-Elmira College (OH Jr.)
Sarah Zureck-SUNY Fredonia (DS/Lib. Sr.)
Mallory Carter-Randolph-Macon University (OH Jr.)
Marli Dabareiner-Randolph-Macon University (DS/Lib. So.)
Maggie Emodi-Trinity University (OH Fr.)
Catharine Found-Trinity University (RS/Opp. Sr.)
Madison Reyes-Hardin-Simmons University (OH Jr.)
Rachel Thibodeau-Southwestern University (OH Jr.)
MJ Vickers-McMurry University (RS/Opp. Jr.)
Kate Ferrin-Chapman University (MH,  Jr.)
Katherine Grow-UC-Santa Cruz (OH, Jr.)
Jackie Harvey-University of Puget Sound (OH,  So.)
Samantha Lau-Linfield College (DS/Lib. Sr.)
Kylie McLogan-Cal Lutheran University (OH,  Fr.)
Samantha North-Pacific Lutheran University (S,  Fr.)

 Pearson-Cal Lutheran University (MH, Jr.)
Bree Riddle-Whitoworth University (S,  Sr.)
Amy Schornack-Colorado College (S, Sr.)

 

2011 AVCA Division III First-Team All-America

Lauren Budde, a 5-9 middle blocker for Washington University in St. Louis, is a senior from Bartelso, Ill. Lauren led the Bears in kills with 449, points with 568, service aces with 53, and appeared in a team-high 115 sets. As a senior captain, Budde helped guide them to their 20th UAA Championship, and their first since 2008. This is her second honor as an All-American, after being named a Third-Team All-American last season.

Jenna Green, a 5-10 outside hitter for Concordia College, is a senior from Dilworth, Minn. The 2011 MIAC Player of the Year, she surpassed the 1,000-kill mark and the 1,000 career dig milestone to become the first player in program history to achieve 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. Green led the MIAC in kills in conference matches (4.11/set) and was tied for ninth in digs (4.14/set). After being an AVCA Honorable Mention for the past two years, Green makes her first appearance as an All-American.

Rebecca Kamp, a 6-2 middle blocker for Calvin College, is a senior from Orland Park, Ill. She has been named the MIAA's Most Valuable Player three of the last four years, which is the first three-time MIAA MVP in history. During the conference season, Rebecca Kamp led the MIAA in hitting percentage (.459), kills-per-set (4.13) and blocks-per-set (1.16). She helped lead her team to their 21st appearance in the NCAA Tournament. This is her fourth time being an AVCA First-Team All-American.

Maria Horning, a 5-7 setter for Eastern University, is a senior from Denver, Pa. Horning led the team with 51 assists and seven digs in the Regional Final of the NCAA Tournament on her way to winning the Tournament MVP. Horning secured her fourth consecutive Freedom Conference Player of the Year award. She leads the league in assists per set and orchestrated an attack that hit .307 overall and a stunning .391 in league matches. After consecutive years as a Third-Team AVCA All-American, this is her first time on the First Team.

Breanah Bourque, a 5-11 middle blocker for Emory University, is a junior from Houston, Texas. A First-Team All-UAA member, Bourque leads the conference and is ranked third in the country with a .436 hitting percentage. Fourth in the UAA in kills (3.34 kps), she has hit .400 or higher on 21 occasions this year and produced 20 matches of double-figure terminations. This is her second consecutive year as an AVCA All-American.

Jackie Russell, a 5-6 setter for California Lutheran University, is a junior from Newbury Park, Calif. Russell was named the SCIAC Athlete of the Year after leading her team to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. She's ranked second in the conference averaging just over 10 assists per set, but was also a force to be reckoned with behind the line with 39 service aces. It marks her first appearance on the First Team after she was a Third-Team All-American a year ago.

Natalie Schonefeld, a 5-7 setter for Emory University, is a senior from Riviera, Texas. She doled out 10.91 assists per set, good for the No. 2 spot on the conference ladder and seventh nationally.  Schonefeld helped the squad post a .285 attack percentage, good for sixth place among D-III programs. The school's all-time leader with 5,622 assists, she has distributed 50 or more assists on five occasions this year and her total of 1,244 currently ranks 11th on the school's seasonal ladder. This marks her third time as an AVCA All-American.

Marilee Fisher, a 5-8 setter for Washington University in St. Louis, is a junior from Mountain View, Calif. Making her third consecutive appearance on the All-UAA team, Fisher has over 1,050 assists on the season and leads the UAA in assists per set (11.09). She is sixth all-time on the Bears' assists list with 3,379. She also was named a First-Team AVCA All-American in 2010 and Second-Team in 2009.

Courtney Reinhold, a 5-6 outside hitter for Eastern University, is a senior from Adamstown, Pa. Earning First-Team Freedom Conference honors, Reinhold leads the conference in kills per set with 4.38 and second in attack percentage hitting at a .370 clip. The Pennsylvania native has now earned All-American honors the past four years.

Lauren Torvi, a 6-4 middle blocker for Springfield College, is a senior from North Smithfield, R.I. After leading her Pride to a berth in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament, Torvi was named the NEWMAC Athlete of the Year. She ranks first in the conference in hitting percentage (.378), blocks (150) and total kills (517). This marks the first time Torvi has been selected as an AVCA All-American.

Megan Rietema, a 6-2 setter for Calvin College, is a sophomore from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is ranked 13th nationally in assists-per-set average (10.7) and is also averaging 1.73 digs and 0.98 blocks-per-set. She also landed a spot on the All-MIAA Frist Team for the second straight year. Last year she was the National Freshman of the Year, but this year marks her first AVCA All-American appearance.

Katie Vohnoutka, a 5-10 middle blocker for Concordia College, is a senior from Eden Prairie, Minn. Vohnoutka led the MIAC in hitting percentage (.379) in league matches and was ninth in kills (3.24/set) and third in blocks (1.22/set). Vohnoutka also surpassed the 1,000 kill mark during the season. She now has 1,159 career kills and is seventh on the school's all-time kill list. She also has 287 career blocks and is No. 10 on the school's all-time block list. She earned a First-Team spot a year after garnering Second-Team honors.

Christina Nicholls, a 5-8 setter for Southwestern University, is a senior from Austin, Texas. She ranks 16th in the nation in assists per set, averaging 10.64 per set which is also tops for the Pirates while being second on the team in aces (30) and fifth in blocks (56). Nicholls was selected as SCAC Player-of-the-Year and First Team All-SCAC selection after leading the conference in assists and was named as the national Division III Player-of-the-Week by D3VB on November 2nd. This is her first All-American honor after making it as an Honorable Mention the past two years.

Logan Boyer-Hayse, a 5-9 outside hitter for Occidental College, is a junior from Boulder, Colo. Boyer-Hayse, who was third in the conference in kills with 3.63 kills per set, was named to the First-Team All-SCIAC. She helped lead the Tigers to a 22-9 overall record, which was their best season since 1992. This marks her second consecutive year as an AVCA All-American.


2011 AVCA Second-Team All-America

Kelsy England, a 5-9 outside hitter for Millikin University, is a senior from Highland, Ill. After her efforts this season, England will finish her career as the all-time career kills leader in school history. She amasses 518 kills, 405 digs, 52 service aces, and 50 blocks for the Big Blue. In her senior season she also led her team to a second-place finish in the CCIW, while leading the conference with 117 kills in conference play. This is Kelsy's second consecutive year being named as a Second-Team AVCA All-American.

Libby Morrison, a 5-6 libero for Juniata College, is a senior from Portland Ore. She has also earned honors as Landmark Conference Player of the Year and Specialist of the Year for the second consecutive season. She led her team to its fifth straight Landmark Conference Championship and to its 31st consecutive conference crown. Following 1,322 digs over the last two seasons, Morrison will finish eighth on the school's digs leader list, and will also finish with two AVCA All-America honors, after her third-team selection last season.

Katie Sumner, a 5-9 middle blocker for Wittenberg University, is a senior from Dublin, Ohio. Sumner was named NCAC Player of the Year after giving the tigers 86 blocks, 190 kills, 61 digs, and 20 service aces on the season. She has earned First-Team All-NCAC selection for the past three seasons, and this is her second honor in two years as a Second-Team AVCA All-American.

Ashley Maher, a 5-6 setter for the University of St. Thomas, is a senior from Hutchinson, Minn. In her first season as a starter, Maher notched 1,288 assists, to go along with 257 digs, and 25 service aces. In her final season as a Tommie, Maher helped lead the school to its second consecutive regional championship. This is Maher's first time being honored as an AVCA All-American.

Megan Reynolds, a 6-1 middle blocker for Elmhurst College, is a sophomore from Thornton, Ill. Reynolds has also recently earned her second consecutive honor as First-Team All-CCIW. She led her team this season in kills with 396, kills per set at 3.17, hitting percentage at .380, and in blocks with 151. In just her second season, Reynolds helped Elmhurst get back to the NCAA D-III Tournament, their first appearance since 2005. This marks Reynolds first time being an AVCA All-American, after her honorable mention selection last season.

Amelia McCall, a 5-10 outside hitter for Emory University, is a senior from Montgomery, Ala. McCall was recognized for the third straight year as a first-team All-UAA selection after racking up 14 double-double performances on the season. In her senior year, McCall amassed a team-high 489 kills placing her at 4th on the school's all-time kills leader list with 1,490 kills heading into regional competition. This marks the second time that McCall has been honored as an AVCA All-American, following last year's First-Team selection.

Stephanie Warner, a 5-11 middle blocker for Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, is a junior from Totowa, New Jersey. Warner was named NJAC Player of the Week three times this season, as well as being honored as NJAC Player of the Year. In her third season as an osprey, she led the team and the conference in hitting percentage at .468, and she also lead the team in blocks with 95. This will be Stephanie's first time being honored as an AVCA All-American, following her honorable mention selection last season.

Kaimi Rocha, a 5-9 outside hitter for Whitworth University, is a senior from Pukalani, Hawai'i. In her final season as a pirate, Rocha was named the Northwest Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. She also leads the NWC in points per set (4.3), kills per set (3.68), and total kills (331). She earned NWC Player of the Week honors on three different occasions this year, leading her team to their second straight appearance in the NCAA D-III NCAA Tournament. This marks Rocha's first time being honored as an AVCA All-American, after last season's selection as an honorable mention.

Kelly Pang, a 5-1 libero for Washington University at St. Louis, is a junior from Honolulu, Hawai'i. Pang was also honored as a First-Team All-UAA selection for the third consecutive season after recording 498 digs with a mark of 5.08 digs per set. This is Kelly's third time being honored as an AVCA All-American, following her first-team selections in 2009 and 2010, and additionally, Pang was also named AVCA Division III Freshman of the Year during her 2009 campaign.

Jessie Heavenrich, a 5-8 setter for Christopher Newport University, is a senior from Cambria, Calif. For the second consecutive season, Heavenrich was named USA South Player of the Year, after leading the team in assists with 845 with a mark of 9.6 per set. During her final season, Heavenrich led her team to their third straight regional championship victory. This honor gives Heavenrich her second consecutive selection as a Second-Team AVCA All-American.

Kristin Hanczor, a 6-1 middle blocker for Bowdoin College, is a senior from Redding, Conn. In her last season as a Polar Bear, Hanczor was named co-Player of the Year in the New England Small College Athletic Conference after leading the conference in hitting percentage with a mark of .350. She also led Bowdoin to their first conference crown in school history after also attaining the school's first top seed in the NESCAC tournament. This will be Kristin's first time being honored as an AVCA All-American.

Lizzie Kamp, a 6-1 outside hitter for Calvin College, is a junior from Orland Park, Ill. In her junior season, Kamp was named All-MIAA for the second consecutive season after tallying a hitting percentage of .351, and accumulating 335 kills, second on the team only to her older sister Rebecca. This will be Kamp's first time being honored as an AVCA All-American, after being selected as an honorable mention last season.

Liz Amici, a 6-1 outside hitter for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, is a senior from Whitewater, Wisc. During her senior campaign, Amici led the Blugolds in kills (348) and blocks (152), en route to the school's seventh straight NCAA D-III Tournament appearance, and their second straight WIAC championship victory. Amici was also named WIAC Player of the Year, and this will be her first time being honored as an AVCA All-American.

Alyssa Swatek, a 5-9 libero for Chapman University, is a senior from Chino Hills, Calif. During her final season at Chapman, Swatek led the team in digs for the second straight year with 693, while also leading in digs per set at 6.19, which ranks 13th in the nation. This is Swatek's first time being honored as an AVCA All-American.

2011 AVCA Third-Team All-America

Courtney Greenberg, a 5-8 setter for Juniata College, is a sophomore from Fort Myers, Flor. In her second season as an Eagle, Greenberg appeared in all 35 matches, amassing 1235 assists and 284 digs, averaging 10.83 assists per set and 2.49 digs per set. She was honored as a Landmark conference first-team selection, and this will be her first time being honored as an AVCA All-American.

Drew Hargrave, a 6-0 outside hitter for Washington University at St. Louis, is a junior from Pacific Palisades, Calif. In her third season as a Bear, Hargrave averaged 3.27 kills per set, which was 5th in the UAA and is a two-time member of the All-Central Region Teams. This is Hargrave's first time being selected as an AVCA All-American.

Kaitlain Wachter, a 5-5 libero for the University of St. Thomas, is a junior from Eagan, Minn. In her third year, Wachter put together a season with 680 digs and 22 service aces, which also landed her honors as a First-Team All-MIAC selection. Her performance this season allowed for the Tommies win their fifth straight MIAC title and to reach the NCAA D-III Tournament for the seventh straight year . This is Wachter's first year being recognized as an AVCA All-American.

Christina Gilene, a 5-5 libero for Wittenberg University, is a junior from Milford, Ohio. In her junior season, Gilene appeared in a team-best 104 sets, compiling 489 digs, and 27 service aces. She was honored as the NCAC Libero of the Year, as well as NCAC Tournament's Most Valuable Player. Her strong defensive play has led the Tigers to their first national quarterfinal since 2007. This is Gilene's first time being recognized as an AVCA All-American.

Kimmie Dyer, a 5-10 outside hitter for Wittenberg University, is a senior from Copley, Ohio. In her senior campaign, Dyer led the Tigers in kills with 289 and was second in digs with 254. She was recognized as First-Team All-NCAC this season after helping her team to their 17th NCAC regular season title and their 16th straight NCAA D-III Tournament. This is Dyer's first time being selected as an AVCA All-American.

Carley Todd, a 5-11 setter for Salisbury University, is a junior from Centerport, N.Y. Todd recorded 211 kills, 609 assists, 297 digs, and 83 blocks on her way to being named CAC Player of the Year and being selected to the All-CAC first team. During the season, Todd had performances good enough to be named CAC Player of the Week twice, and to be named AVCA National Player of the Week on one occasion. This will be Todd's first time being named an AVCA All-American.

Michelle Madeja, a 5-10 outside hitter for Carthage College, is a senior from Naperville, Ill. After recording a team-high 479 kills, 398 digs, and appearing in 137 sets, Madeja was honored as the CCIW's Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. She was also named to the First-Team All-CCIW for the third time, and this is her third consecutive season as an AVCA All-American, following her first-team selections in 2009 and 2010.

Lauren Dembkowski, a 5-10 outside hitter for Carthage College, is a senior from Arlington Heights, Ill. In her final season as a lady red, Dembkowski compiled 392 kills, 508 digs, and a team-high 33 service aces. She was chosen to the All-CCIW first team for the second consecutive season, as well as to the All-Midwest Region for the second straight season. This is Dembkowski's second consecutive season being honored as an AVCA All-American.

Amy Newman, a 5-8 outside hitter for Connecticut College, is a senior from Los Angeles, Calif. She compiled 362 kills in 71 sets, averaging 5.10 kills per set, which was the best average in the New England Small College Athletic Association. Newman finishes her collegiate career with 1,315 kills, and this is her second consecutive season earning AVCA All-American honors.

Sara Artus, a 5-10 outside hitter for Clarkson College, is a senior from St. Regis Falls, N.Y. In her final season at Clarkson, Artus was awarded Liberty League Player of the Year honors after leading her team with 472 kills. Artus closes her collegiate career with yet another honor as an AVCA All-American, after being an honorable mention selection in 2009 and 2010.

Bailey Jensen, a 6-0 middle blocker for Christopher Newport University, is a junior from Ashburn, Va. Jensen earned First-Team All-USA South honors as she led the Captains on attack, hitting a team-best .348 for the season. She has 2.50 kills per set for 287 total, while also leading the team in blocks with 117. She helped lead the sixth-ranked Captains to an upset over No. 3 Emory to advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. This is Jensen's first All-American honor.

Shannon Thompson, a 6-2 outside hitter for UMass-Boston, is a junior from Moorpark, Calif. Thompson led the Beacons to a Little East Conference title and an NCAA Regional tournament berth.  Named to this year's NCAA Regional All-Tournament team, the two-time AVCA All-American and LEC Offensive Player of the Year, Thompson is  ranked 11th in the county in kills per set with 4.24.

Abby Hogge, a 5-4 libero for Christopher Newport University, is a junior from Clifton, Va. Hogge is the Captains first three-time All-Region pick after being named USA South Libero of the Year for the second straight season. Just the second CNU player to earn Libero of the Year honors twice, compiling 542 digs for a 4.44 per set average, the defensive leader for the captains has also added 22 aces and 25 assists on the season. This is Hogge's second consecutive Third-Team All-American appearance.

Erin Bremond, a 5-7 middle blocker from Pacific Lutheran University, is a senior from Maple Valley, Wash. Bremond has averaged 1.07 blocks per set this year, and she also registered a Northwest Conference-best .338 attack percentage. In addition, her 236 total kills ranks her in the top-10 among NWC players. This is Bremond's first time taking home AVCA All-American honors.

 

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