Huskies Place Five On All-Pac-10 Team
Nov. 30, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Five Huskies have been named to the women's volleyball All-Pac-10 Team it was announced today by Commissioner Larry Scott. Tamari Miyashiro, Kindra Carlson, and Jenna Hagglund were voted to the 14-member team, while Airial Salvo and Bianca Rowland were named honorable mentions.
Miyashiro, a senior libero from Kaneohe, Hawai'i, was picked for the All-Pac-10 Team for the third year in a row. Cal's Hana Cutura and Stanford's Alix Klineman are the only other three-time selections on the team. Miyashiro has shattered the Washington career digs record over her four years, and is closing in on the Pac-10 career record as well. She currently has 2,356 digs to her credit, needing 30 more to pass Arizona State's Sydney Donahue for the record, which would also move her into eighth on the NCAA all-time list. With a career average of 5.37 digs per set, Miyashiro will also finish as the only player in UW history to average more than five digs a set for a career. Her defensive efforts helped UW lead the Pac-10 in opponent hitting percentage at .169.
Carlson, a junior outside hitter, earns her first All-Pac-10 selection after being named honorable mention last year. The Eaton, Colo. native became Washington's primary attacking option early in the Pac-10 season, and steadily raised her play all year. She heads into the postseason averaging a team-high 4.07 kills/set, and 4.51 in Pac-10 play. In conference play, Carlson ranked fifth in the league with 5.21 points per set. She had double-digit kills in every Pac-10 match, and had a career-high 26 vs. California. She also had a career-high 172 digs this year and seven double-doubles.
Hagglund was the only setter selected to the All-Pac-10 Team this year after being honorable mention the past two years. The junior from West Chester, Ohio directed the Pac-10's most balanced offense this year, as the Huskies hit a conference-best .288 with five players averaging more than two kills a set. Hagglund has moved up to second-place on UW's career assists charts with 3,895. She averaged 11.20 assists this year and upped that number to 12.12 in Pac-10 matches. She also averaged 2.16 digs per set and had 10 double-doubles.
Salvo earned her second consecutive honorable mention while it is the first for Rowland who was an All-Pac-10 Freshman Team member last year.
A senior from Farmington, Utah, Salvo was UW's most well-rounded player, averaging 2.67 kills a set, 2.56 digs as one of the team's primary passers, 0.54 blocks and 0.20 aces per set as well.
Rowland, a sophomore middle blocker led the Pac-10 in hitting percentage by nearly 80 points, and is currently hitting .460 for the year which would set a new school record. Her mark is third-best nationally. The Lynnwood, Wash. native also led the team with 101 blocks for an average of 1.05 per set that ranked sixth in the Pac-10.
The Huskies will begin their eighth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance this Thursday in Fort Collins, Colo. against Northern Colorado.