Three Bruins Earn AVCA Pacific South All-Region Plaudits
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Mac May and Zoe Fleck were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Pacific South All-Region Team, the organization announced Tuesday morning. Shelby Martin was selected AVCA Pacific South All-Region Honorable Mention.
May, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, and Fleck, the Pac-12 Libero of the Year, were also awarded to the All-Pac-12 Team on Nov. 29. Martin earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors as well.
This is May's third consecutive AVCA All-Region Team honor in addition to her AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention plaudit in 2018. Fleck was AVCA All-Region her first season as a Bruin in Spring 2021.
May, a graduate outside hitter from Dubuque, Iowa, has season-high of 541 kills and 44 service aces so far in Fall 2021 (through Dec. 4). Her 4.81 kills per set rank 10th in the country. May leads the Pac-12 with 12 20-kill performances. With her 25 kills and three aces against UCF last Saturday, Mac May climbed into both the top 3 on UCLA's career kills list (2,048) and career aces list (177). She is the only Bruin in program history to crack the top 3 in both statistical categories. May surpassed Liz Masakayan (pronounced Mass-uh-KY-un, 1982-85) for sole possession of third place on the kill leader board and is tied for third in career aces with Merja Connolly (1981-84). May recorded her 2,000th career kill in a 27-point performance (21 kills, 3 aces) at USC on Nov. 26, becoming the fourth Bruin in program history and first since the beginning of the rally scoring era (2001-present) to achieve the feat. May is UCLA's all-time leader with 507 sets played.
Fleck, a senior defensive specialist/libero from Granada Hills, Calif., leads UCLA with 452 digs, averaging 4.00 digs per set. She was a two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week award winner this season on Oct. 11 and Nov. 1. Fleck has recorded double-figure digs in 28 of 30 matches this season, and has led the Bruins in digs in 27 matches. She has five 20-dig performances, including a UCLA-career-high 29 digs versus UCF last Saturday, Dec. 4 in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.
Martin, a setter from Waxahachie, Texas, ranks third in the Pac-12 with 10.57 assists per set and has averaged 2.07 digs per set. Martin has recorded four 50-assist performances this season and has tallied 54 kills at a .326 hitting percentage.
Pacific South Region Player of the Year: Dani Drews, Utah
Pacific South Region Freshman of the Year: Mia Tuaniga, USC
Pacific South Region Coach of the Year: Heather Olmstead, BYU
Pacific South All-Region
Rachel Ahrens, Pepperdine
Brooke Botkin, USC
Whitney Bower, BYU
Dani Drews, Utah
Rowan Ennis, UC Santa Barbara
Zoe Fleck, UCLA
Grace Frohling, San Diego
Heather Gneiting, BYU
Mariena Hayden, UNLV
Mac May, UCLA
Kennedy Redding Eschenberg, BYU
Madelyn, Robinson, Utah
Pacific South All-Region Honorable Mention
Taylen Ballard-Nixon, BYU
Yanlis Feliz, Chicago State
Shelby Martin, UCLA
Kazna Tanuvasa, Utah Valley
Kashauna Williams, Long Beach State
Deni Wilson UC Santa Barbara