Four Huskies Land All-Region Honors
SEATTLE – Washington placed four women on the AVCA All-Pacific North Region Team today, making the quartet eligible for All-America honors. And leading UW to a fourth Pac-12 title in seven seasons, Head Coach Keegan Cook was named Region Coach of the Year for the third time.
Ella May Powell earned All-Region honors for the third-straight season today, while Samantha Drechsel, Claire Hoffman, and Marin Grote all earned their second-straight Pacific North Team honor. Drechsel was also an honorable mention in 2019.
Powell, the two-time Pac-12 Setter of the Year, has led the Huskies to the best attack percentage in the Pac-12 at .287, which is the best mark for the Dawgs since 2015. She is averaging a career-high 10.89 assists per set this season while adding a career-best 2.42 digs per set, and tallying 0.31 aces per set. Her 4,926 assists are now third all-time at Washington and 16th in Pac-12 history, and her 141 aces are seventh at UW and 19th in Pac-12 history.
Hoffman, a Second Team All-American last year, has boosted her production across the board, going from 3.31 kills in the spring and a .231 attack percentage, up to 3.80 kills per set and a .309 mark this year. She is also second in the Pac-12 with 0.40 aces per set. In the NCAA second round sweep of Hawaii, Hoffman became the first Husky since 2016 to post 20 kills in just three sets.
Senior opposite Samantha Drechsel was a First Team All-American last spring and has only played better this fall. One of the most dominant right side attackers in school history, Drechsel is up to seventh all-time at UW with 1,471 career kills. The Woodinville, Wash. native is averaging 3.44 kills per set this season and hitting .308, while in Pac-12 play she upped that to 3.75 kills per set and a .327 percentage. Drechsel was the AVCA National Player of the Week on Nov. 23, the first Husky to win that honor in seven years.
Marin Grote adds a second All-Region honor to her All-Pac-12 Team honor. The Burbank, Calif. native is averaging a career-high 2.16 kills per set this season, and improved her attack percentage from .331 last spring to .412, which ranks No. 2 in the Pac-12. Grote also is second on the squad with 1.07 blocks per set and was twice named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week this season.
Cook has led UW to the NCAA Round of 16 for a fourth-straight season and the sixth time in his seven seasons. Washington came back from an 0-2 start to Pac-12 play to go 17-1 from that point and win the league title for the second season in a row with a 17-3 mark. In his seven seasons, UW has gone 178-44 for an .801 winning percentage, which is currently sixth-best in Pac-12 history.
AVCA ALL-PACIFIC NORTH REGION
|Caitie Baird||Stanford University||OH||R-So.|
|Samantha Drechsel||University of Washington||OH||Sr.|
|Marin Grote||University of Washington||MB||Jr.|
|Claire Hoffman||University of Washington||OH||Jr.|
|Magda Jehlarova||Washington State University||MB||Jr.|
|Kendall Kipp||Stanford University||OH||Jr.|
|Kami Miner||Stanford University||S||Fr.|
|Georgia Murphy||University of Oregon||L||So.|
|Brooke Nuneviller||University of Oregon||OH||Jr.|
|Elena Oglivie||Stanford University||L||So.|
|Ella May Powell||University of Washington||S||Jr.|
|Hannah Pukis||Washington State University||S||R-Jr.|
|Pia Timmer||Washington State University||OH||Jr.|
|Brooke Van Sickle||University of Hawaii||OH||R-Sr.|
|Rylin Adams||Weber State University||OH||R-Sr.|
|Karson Bacon||University of Oregon||MB||R-So.|
|Danielle Boss||Boise State University||S||Sr.|
|Amber Igiede||University of Hawaii||MB||So.|
|Dani Nay||Weber State University||OH||R-So.|
|Lauren Ohlinger||Boise State University||OH||Jr.|
|Julia Sangiacomo||Santa Clara University||OH||Jr.|
Pacific North Region Player of the Year: Brooke Nuneviller, University of Oregon, OH, Jr.
Pacific North Region Freshman of the Year: Kami Miner, Stanford University, S
Pacific North Region Coach of the Year: Keegan Cook, University of Washington