Colorado Closes Out Season At Banquet
BOULDER – Colorado women's volleyball wrapped up the 2021 season Sunday with its annual year end banquet at the Arrow Touchdown Club.
The Buffaloes finished the season with a 15-14 record that included a 6-14 mark in Pac-12 play. The team started the season with a school record nine-straight wins and rose to as high as 24th in the nation. They finished the season ranked 10th in Pac-12 conference play.
2021 Team Awards
Offensive MVP – Maya Tabron
Defensive MVP – Brynna DeLuzio
Scout Team MVP – Kelley Levaggi
Heart of a Buff – Taylor deProsse
The team honored Maya Tabron as the Offensive MVP, leading the team with 352 kills as she averaged 3.3 kills per set. Tabron was 13th in the Pac-12 in total kills and kills per set while ranking eighth in total swings with over 1,000. Tabron earned her first All-Pac-12 honorable mention honor.
Brynna DeLuzio took home the Defensive MVP honor after leading the Pac-12 conference in total digs with 500. She broke a 27-year old record for digs per set in a season at 4.67, and in turn broke the records for libero digs per set in a season and conference digs per set in a season. DeLuzio led the Buffs in digs 28 times, breaking the previous record of 24 in a season. She was named an All-Pac-12 honorable mention.
Kelley Levaggi was named the Scout Team MVP as became a crucial part to the Buffs offense in conference play. The junior appeared in 14 matches this season and had 17 kills including a career-high six against Arizona when she stepped in and hit .357.
The final team honor went to SAAC President and graduating senior Taylor deProsse who was honored with the Heart of a Buff award. deProsse along with DeLuzio, Jenna Ewert and Zoe Neverdowski became the 57th-60th CU player to play for four seasons as a Buff. deProsse was also honored with the Byron R. White Leadership and Initiative Award in the spring.
The senior class said their farewells as they left their mark on the CU program. Neverdowski broke the Colorado NCAA tournament record with three aces in a five set postseason match her freshman year. deProsse served as both the SAAC Vice President and President as an upperclassman, while Ewert became just the fifth setter in CU history to lead her team in assists for four-straight seasons.