Angie Pressey Receives AVCA All-Pacific Region Honors
Dec. 6, 2007
LEXINGTON. Ky. -
California volleyball senior outside hitter Angie Pressey was named to the 2007 AVCA All-Pacific Region Team this week. With the appointment, she becomes only the second Golden Bear to earn AVCA All-Region honors twice. Mia Jerkov is the other, making the All-Region team in 2002 and 2003. Sophomore outside hitter Hana Cutura received honorable mention as the only other Bear to make the AVCA list this season.
Pressey has 412 kills and 959 attacks on the year (4.08 kpg) and is second on the team in points with 489.5. She notched a career high of 29 kills against USC on Oct. 26 followed by a career high in attacks (67) at UCLA on Oct. 27 in Cal's historic win at Pauley Pavilion. She has registered 12 double-double matches this season, reaching double-digit kills in 20 of 30 matches. Her play this season has moved her into third all-time on the Cal kills ladder with 1,674 for her career (second among active Pac-10 players) as well as third all-time in attempts with 4,105 to date.
Pressey was named to All-Tournament teams at the Colorado Invitational, the Golden Bear Invitational and the Molten Classic, at which she was named tournament MVP. Her Pac-10 Conference accolades include being named to the 2007 All-Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Team, her fourth such selection and the only Bear ever to be so honored. She is one of four Cal All-Americans and recently received an invitation to tryout with the 2008 U.S. Women's National Team.
Cutura leads the team with 437 kills and 1048 attacks (.240 hitting percentage). Cutura's 33 service aces are also a team best. Cutura's other postseason honors include being named to the Pac-10 All-Conference Team for the first time after making the conference All-Freshman team in 2006. Cutura achieved career highs in all statistical categories this season and leads the Bears with a team-high 512.5 points. She has five double-double matches this season and reached a career-high 29 kills against Stanford on Nov. 23, hitting .339 and tying the highest total kills by a Bear this season (Pressey). Cutura had a career-high nine blocks (7ba, 2bs) against UCLA on Sept. 27. She was also named to the All-Tournament Team at the Santa Clara Invitational.