Ten Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Players Earn AVCA All-America Honors
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Ten Pac-10 women's volleyball players have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I All-America teams, the AVCA announced Wednesday. It is the sixth-consecutive season that the Conference has seen 10 or more players earn All-America honors.
The Pac-10 placed five on the first team, including STANFORD senior outside hitter Alix Klineman. The 2010 Pac-10 Player of the Year is the only four-time AVCA All-America honoree on any of the three teams this year. Klineman becomes the ninth Pac-10 player to earn four All-America certificates. Joining Klineman on the first team are Cardinal teammate and senior outside hitter/setter Cassidy Lichtman, CALIFORNIA senior setter Carli Lloyd and junior outside hitter Tarah Murrey and USC junior outside hitter Alex Jupiter.
The second team selections from the Pac-10 were USC junior setter Kendall Bateman and WASHINGTON senior outside hitters Kindra Carlson and Becky Perry.
Stanford senior libero Gabi Ailes and USC junior middle blocker Lauren Williams were named to the third team.
Lloyd picked up her third All-America certificate, while Jupiter, Lichtman and Carlson each picked up their second.
Cal sophomore middle blocker Correy Johnson and Washington junior middle blocker Bianca Rowland earned honorable mention notice.
The awards will be presented December 17 in Kansas City, Mo., at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet presented by Zamst. The 2010 Division I Player of the Year will also be announced at the banquet.