Cal's Angie Pressey Selected to USA Volleyball's National A2 Team

March 24, 2007

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - University of California junior outside hitter Angie Pressey has been selected one of 20 players invited to participate in USA Volleyball's National A2 program. The 20 players, all with remaining collegiate eligibility, will be split into two 10-member squads during training sessions prior to competing in the USA Volleyball Adult Open Championships May 26-June 2 in Austin, Texas.

Pressey was part of USA Volleyball's open tryouts Feb. 23-25, 2007, at Colorado Springs for selection to the A2 Teams, in addition to the U.S. Women's Junior National Team and U.S. Women's National Team. Players invited to train with the U.S. Women's National Team starting in May will be announced as soon as all confirmations have been received from the invitee list. Selections to the U.S. Women's Junior National Team will be announced in early May.

This fall, Pressey was named to the 2006 AVCA Division I All-America Second Team. She was also selected to the AVCA Pacific All-Region Team, and was first-team All-Pac-10 for the third season in a row - the first Cal player in school history to be first-team All-Pac-10 three straight years. An outstanding student, she was named CoSIDA District 8 third-team all-academic in 2006 as well.

Pressey led the Bears, who this season finished 22-10 and advanced to the NCAA round of 16 for the second time in school history, with 487 kills and 4.39 kills per game. She was named tournament MVP of the Cal Molten Classic and the Golden Bear Invitational this season, and was the Aug. 28 Pac-10 Player of the Week. Pressey has recorded 1,262 career kills, third-most among current Pac-10 players, and the 11th player in Cal history to record over 1,000 kills. In the 2006 Pac-10 stat rankings, she ranked third in kills (487, 4.39pg) and fifth in points (551.0, 4.96pg) per game.

Pressey has joined an elite group in Cal volleyball history. She is the fourth All-American all-time, and the third since Rich Feller became the Golden Bears' coach in 1999. Pressey joins Sylvie Monnett, who was an All-American from 1981-83; Mia Jerkov, an All-American in 2002 and 2003; and Camille Leffall, who earned All-America honors in 2004.

A2 Selections

Name (Year, Position, College, Hometown)

Tatum Ailes (Jr., Libero, Missouri, Bellevue, Neb.)Sydney Anderson (Fr., Setter, Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah)Kylie Atherstone (So., Opposite, Cal Poly, Chico, Calif.)Vicki Brown (Jr., Middle Blocker, Illinois, Toledo, Ohio)Anna Cmaylo (Jr., Middle Blocker, Santa Clara, Napa, Calif.)Jamie Houston (So., Outside Hitter, Hawai'i, Huntsville, Ala.)Crystal Hudson (Jr., Middle Blocker, Alabama, Hueytown, Ala.)Alyson Jennings (Jr., Libero, Texas, Costa Mesa, Calif.)Katie Johnson (Jr., Outside Hitter, Michigan State, Brooklyn, Mich.)Jessy Jones (Jr., Middle Blocker, Minnesota, Naperville, Ill.)Erica Lott (Jr., Opposite, BYU, Orem, Utah)Kaylee Manns (Fr., Setter, Iowa State, Topeka, Kan.)Crystal Matich (Jr., Setter, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Calif.)Michelle Moriarty (Jr., Setter, Texas, Houston, Texas)Lauren Paolini (So., Middle Blocker, Texas, Ann Arbor, Mich.)Angie Pressey (Jr., Outside Hitter, California, Heathrow, Fla.)Julie Rubenstein (So., Outside Hitter, Pepperdine, Camarillo, Calif.)Airial Salvo (So., Outside Hitter, Utah, Farmington, Utah)Emillie Toone (Jr., Middle Blocker, Utah, American Fork, Utah)Katie Vatterrodt (So., Outside Hitter, Minnesota, Bloomington, Ill.)

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