Four Earn All-Region
STANFORD, Calif. – Led by Pacific North Region Freshman of the Year Kami Miner, four Stanford women's volleyball players have earned all-region honors, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today.
Joining Miner on the AVCA All-Pacific North Region Team are Caitie Baird, Kendall Kipp and Elena Oglivie. Stanford has had at least four all-region players in seven of the last eight seasons. Players named to the all-region teams are now in contention to become 2021 AVCA All-Americans.
All four players are being recognized for the first time in their careers. Miner becomes the eighth Cardinal to be named region freshman of the year and Stanford now boasts 115 all-region selections all-time (including honorable mention).
Miner is Stanford's first region freshman of the year since Kathryn Plummer took home the honor in 2016. Leading the Pac-12 and ranking seventh nationally with 11.45 assists per set, Miner was tabbed the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year last week. The Redondo Beach native, who was also an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection, led the team with nine double-doubles and set the Cardinal to a .281 clip for the season – good for second in the Pac-12. A four-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, Miner racked up a career-high 60 assists in a four-set win over Cal in September.
Baird, an outside hitter from Indianapolis, led the team and ranked third in the Pac-12 with 4.24 kills per set and 4.83 points per set. She was also third on the team with 2.15 digs per set. She was second on the squad with eight double-doubles, bringing her career count to 13. A two-time Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, she had a career-high 26 kills on a career-best .543 attack percentage against Washington on Nov. 11.
Kipp, an opposite from Newport Beach, was second on the team and sixth in the Pac-12 with 3.85 kills per set. She ranks fourth in the conference with 4.66 points per set and 10th in hitting percentage (.339). Kipp recorded double-digit kills in 24 matches and hit .300 or better on 19 occasions.
A libero from Honolulu, Oglivie led the team and was third in the Pac-12 with 4.38 digs per set – the ninth-best single season mark in program history. She registered double-digit digs in 26 of 28 matches played and reached the 20-dig plateau on six occasions. Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week on Aug. 31, Oglivie racked up a career-high 27 digs in a win over Penn State on Sept. 11.
The Cardinal tied for fourth in the Pac-12 Conference and made its 40th appearance in the postseason. Stanford ended its year in the NCAA Tournament second round, finishing the season 19-11.