Cutura and Lloyd Receive Volleyball Magazine All-America Honors
Jan. 23, 2009
BERKELEY - California volleyball junior outside hitter Hana Cutura and sophomore setter Carli Lloyd were named to the 2008 Under Armour/Volleyball Magazine Women's College All-American Team this week. Cutura was selected to the first team and Lloyd to the second team. Cutura was also named to the Volleyball Magazine team a year ago as a second-team honoree. This is Lloyd's first Volleyball Magazine award. Both were honored as AVCA Division I All-Americans in December.
A two-time All-Pac-10 selection, Cutura ranked among the nation's leaders in kills per set and was second in the conference with 4.34 kps (499 kills). She was also third in the Pac-10 in service aces with 0.30 saps and was third on the team in digs with 2.38 dps. She moved into fifth all-time at Cal in career kills this season and completed the year with 1,376. Cutura was named to all-tournament teams in all four of Cal's preseason tourneys and took home the MVP award at the Crowne Plaza Volleyball Classic in Fullerton, Calif.
Lloyd ranked second in the conference and third nationally in assists per set this season (12.00 aps) and moved into fifth all-time at Cal for career assists, finishing the year with 2,942. Lloyd was also second on the team in digs with 2.42 dps and received MVP honors at two of Cal's four preseason tournaments. She was twice named the Pac-10's player of the week and received recognition as the Sports Imports/AVCA division I national player of the week on Oct. 20.
The No. 6-ranked Bears advanced to the NCAA regional final for the second consecutive year where they fell to eventual NCAA champion, top-seeded Penn State in the University Park region. Cal set a school record with an all-time best 26-7 (.788) record and posted new marks for winning streaks by claiming 29 consecutive sets without a loss and winning 16 straight home matches.