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Three Noles Capture Honorable Mention Accolades
Courtesy: Seminoles.com
Release: 12/19/2013
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Dec. 19, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – For the second-consecutive season, the Florida State indoor volleyball team has captured three AVCA All-America honors. Announced on Wednesday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, seniors Ashley Neff and Elise Walch along with sophomore Nicole Walch were given honorable mention accolades.

“I'm very proud of the recognition that many of our players had this year and it is great for our program that we had three young ladies honored by being named Honorable Mention All-America.” head coach Chris Poole said. “These three players were a key for our offense this year and carried a heavy burden with our attack.  I proud of each one of them.”

A middle blocker, Neff closes her career as the only player in school history to capture any All-America honors for three consecutive seasons. The Kennesaw, Ga. native grabs her second honorable mention (2011, 2013) after taking Third Team honors in 2012.  Neff averaged 1.39 blocks per set in 2013 while leading the Seminoles with 174 total blocks in 2013.

Elise Walch finishes her career with a first-ever nod, as she tallied the second most kills for the Noles in 2013 at 330. A right-side hitter, Walch averaged 2.80 kills per set while hitting .292 percent on the year.

Leading the Seminole attack for the year, outside hitter Nicole Walch drastically improved her game from 2012, amassing 447 kills with an average of 3.58 per set while digging a total of 297 for an average of 2.38 per set. This marks the Stuart, Fla. native’s first-career honorable mention as well.

With three honorable mentions, Florida State was the second most recognized team in the ACC next to Duke, who had four.

Follow Florida State indoor volleyball on Seminoles.com as well as on the team’s official Twitter (@FSU_Volleyball) and Facebook pages (Facebook.com/FSUVolleyball).

2013 AVCA DIVISION I FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

Height

Hometown

Inky

Ajanaku

Stanford University

MB

So.

6'3

Tulsa, Okla.

Tori

Dixon^

University of Minnesota

MB

Sr.

6'3

Burnsville, Minn.

Haley

Eckerman@*

University of Texas

OH

Jr.

6'3

Waterloo, Iowa

Natalie

Hagglund$*

University of Southern California

L

Sr.

5'9

Encinitas, Calif.

Micha

Hancock*

Penn State University

S

Jr.

5'11

Edmond, Okla.

Emily

Hartong@*

University of Hawai'i

OH

Sr.

6'2

Los Alamitos, Calif.

Lisa

Henning%#

University of Missouri

OH

Sr.

6'1

Blue Springs, Mo.

Molly

Kreklow

University of Missouri

S

Sr.

6'0

Delano, Minn.

Chloe

Mann*

University of Florida

MB

Sr.

6'2

Gainesville, Fla.

Ebony

Nwanebu

University of Southern California

OH

Fr.

6'4

Fairview, Texas

Kelsey

Robinson@

University of Nebraska

OH

Sr.

6'2

Bartlett, Ill.

Ariel 

Scott%*

Penn State University

RS

Sr.

6'4

Ridgewood, N.J.

Krista 

Vansant^

University of Washington

OH

Jr.

6'2

Redlands, Calif.

Carly 

Wopat*

Stanford University

MB

Sr.

6'2

Santa Barbara, Calif.

 

2013 AVCA DIVISION I SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA 

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

Height

Hometown

Whitney

Billings ^

University of Kentucky

RS

Sr.

6'2

Helena, Ala.

Liz 

Brenner^

University of Oregon

OH

Jr.

6'1

Portland, Ore.

Samantha

Bricio

University of Southern California

OH

So.

6'2

Guadalajara, Mexico

Madi

Bugg

Stanford University

S

So.

6'0

Apex, N.C.

Lauren

Carlini

University of Wisconsin

S

Fr.

6'2

Aurora, Ill.

Chloe

Ferrari

University of San Diego

MB

Sr.

6'1

Clovis, Calif.

Kristen

Hahn^

Iowa State University

L

Sr.

5'6

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Christina

Higgins

University of California

RS

Jr.

6'2

Inglewood, Calif.

Deja

McClendon!$#

Penn State University

OH

Sr.

6'1

Louisville, Ky.

Sallie

McLaurin#

University of Oklahoma

MB

Sr.

6'2

Midwest City, Okla.

Chiaka

Ogbogu

The University of Texas

MB

Fr.

6'2

Coppell, Texas

Bailey

Webster$^

The University of Texas

OH

Sr.

6'3

Baltimore, Md.

Lauren

Wicinski%^

Michigan State University

OH

Sr.

6'1

Geneva, Ill.

Ashley

Wittman@

University of Minnesota

OH

Sr.

6'0

Shakopee, Minn.

 

2013 AVCA DIVISION I THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

Height

Hometown

McKenzie

Adams

UTSA

OH

Sr.

6'3

Schertz, Texas

Jocelynn

Birks

University of Illinois

OH

RS So.

6'2

Willow Springs, Ill.

Chelsey

Feekin

Wichita State University

S

Sr.

6'1

Papillion, Neb.

Alexa

Gray

Brigham Young University

OH

So.

6'2

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Caroline

Jarmoc^

University of Kansas

MB

RS Sr.

6'2

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Elizabeth

Koberstein

Marquette University

S

Sr.

5'11

Madison, Wis.

Kori

Moster

Michigan State University

L

Jr.

5'4

Cincinnati, Ohio

Kaleigh

Nelson

University of Washington

OH

Jr.

6'0

Salem, Ore.

Val

Nichol

Purdue University

S

Jr.

6'1

Normal, Ill.

Alexis 

Olgard

University of Southern California

MB

Sr.

6'5

Spokane, Wash.

Chantale

Riddle

University of New Mexico

RS

RS Jr.

6'0

Roswell, N.M.

Kadie

Rolfzen

University of Nebraska

OH

Fr.

6'3

Papillion, Neb.

Emily

Sklar

Duke University

OH

So.

6'3

San Jose, Calif.

Katie

Slay@^

Penn State University

MB

Sr.

6'6

Raleigh, N.C.

 

* indicates 2012 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
^ indicates 2012 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2012 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
$ indicates 2011 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
@ indicates 2011 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
% indicates 2011 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
! indicates 2010 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

 2013 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-America

 

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

Avery

Acker

SMU

S

So.

Chelsea

Albers

University of Kansas

RS

Jr.

Hannah

Allison

University of Texas

S

Sr.

Ashley

Andrade

Wichita State University

MB

Sr.

Autumn

Bailey

Marquette University

OH

Fr.

Edina

Begic

Arkansas-Little Rock

OH

Jr.

Khat

Bell

University of Texas

MB

Jr.

Jennifer

Beltran

University of Illinois

L

Sr.

Abbey

Bessler

Xavier University

OH

Fr.

Mackenzie

Bigbee

Iowa State University

RS

So.

Jovana

Bjelica

University of North Carolina

OH

Gr.

Taylor

Brauneis

University of Florida

S

Sr.

Alaysia

Brown

University of San Diego

OH

Jr.

Kelli

Browning

Creighton University

MB

Jr.

Rachel

Brummitt

Texas Tech University

L

Jr.

Jordan

Burgess

Stanford University

OH

So.

Kathryn

Caine

Virginia Tech

RS

Jr.

Joan

Caloiaro

University of California

S

Sr.

Ellen

Chapman

University of Wisconsin

OH

Jr.

Jennifer

Cross

University of Michigan

MB

Sr.

Adrianna 

Culbert

Colorado State University

OPP

So.

Kelli

Culbertson

University of Tulsa

OH

Sr.

Shelby

Dalton

University of Utah

OPP

Jr.

Lexie

Dannemiller

University of Michigan

S

Jr.

Maggie

Deichmeister

Duke University

S

Jr.

Megan

Devine

East Tennessee State University

OH

Sr.

Jewell

Dobson

Lipscomb University

MB

Jr.

Darcy

Dorton

College of Charleston

OH

RS Sr.

Lauren

Ford

Lipscomb University

OH

Jr.

Deedra 

Foss

Colorado State University

S

RS Jr.

Kimmy

Gardiner

Mississippi State University

RS

Fr.

Sydney

Gedryn

Cal State Northridge

S

Sr.

Kyle

Gilbert

Stanford University

L

Jr.

Abby

Gilleland

Ohio University

S

So.

Nia

Grant

Penn State University

MB

Jr.

Kristina

Graven

St. Mary's College

OH

Sr.

Meghan

Haggerty

University of Nebraska

MB

So.

Victoria

Hamsher

Virginia Tech

MB

Sr.

Meredith

Hays

University of Arkansas

OH

Jr.

Xitali

Herrera

UTEP

MB

Sr.

Casey

Hinger

Cal State Northridge

MB

Jr.

Briana

Holman

Lousiana State University

MB

Fr.

Alex 

Holston

University of Florida

RS

Fr.

Stephanie

Holthus

Northwestern Univesrity

OH

Sr.

Jeni

Houser

University of Notre Dame

MB

Jr.

Camila

Jersonsky

Auburn University

MB

Sr.

KiKi

Jones

Purdue University

MB

Jr.

Carly

Kan

University of Missouri

OH

Fr.

Colleen

King

University of Denver

RS

Sr.

Madi

Kingdon

University of Arizona

OH

Jr.

Shelby

Kintzel

University of Northern Iowa

MB

Sr.

Romana

Kriskova

VCU

OH

So.

Kendall

Kritenbrink

University of South Dakota

OH

Jr.

Kelly

Lamberti

Ohio University

OH

Jr.

Kaitlyn

Leary

Ohio State University

OH

Sr.

Kristyna

Lindovska

American University

OH

Jr.

Whitney 

Little

University of Missouri

MB

Jr.

Karsta 

Lowe

UCLA

OPP

Jr.

Mel

Mandelbaum

Tulane University

S

Sr.

Cori

Martone

Tulane University

OH

Sr.

Alexis

Mathews

Michigan State University

MB

Sr.

Molly

McCage

University of Texas

MB

So.

Sara

McClinton

University of Kansas

OH

Jr.

Ali

McCurdy

Duke University

L

Sr.

Erin

McNorton

University of Kansas

S

Sr.

Roxanne

McVey

Mississippi State University

L

So.

Alexandra

Morgan

University of Kentucky

MB

Sr.

Brea

Muhle

University of Denver

MB

Sr.

Ellen

Mullins

University of Tennessee

L

Sr.

Ashley

Neff

Florida State University

MB

Sr.

Paige

Neuenfeldt

University of North Carolina

MB

So.

Meghan

Niemann

Marquette University

MB

RS Fr.

Adrianna

Nora

University of Minnesota

RS

Jr.

Jeme

Obeime

Duke University

OH

Jr.

C'era

Oliveira

University of San Diego

L

Sr.

Jenna

Orlandini

University of Washington

L

Sr.

Karin

Palgutova

St. John's University

OH

So.

Samantha

Peters

Colorado State University

MB

RS Sr.

Mary

Pollmiller

University of Nebraska

S

Jr.

Lauren

Rafdal

University of Toledo

OH

Sr.

Ziva

Recek

University of Florida

OH

So.

Tyler

Richardson

Middle Tennessee State University

MB

RS So.

Krystal

Rivers

University of Alabama

MB

RS Fr.

Raymariely

Santos

University of Arkansas

S

Sr.

DeLaina

Sarden

UCF

MB

Jr.

Allie

Sawatzky

Texas A&M University

S

Sr.

Jordan

Shaw

Saint Mary's College 

OH

Sr.

Michelle

Sicner

Creighton University

S

Jr.

Mo

Simmons

Clemson University

OH

Sr.

Natalia

Skiba

Northeastern University

L

Jr.

Alex

Smith

Xavier University

MB

Sr.

Aubree

Smith

Xavier University

S

Jr.

Erica

Stahl

Butler University

MB

Jr.

Vendula

Strakova

Hampton University

RS

Jr.

Becca

Strehlow

Pepperdine University

S

So.

Juliette

Thevenin

University of South Carolina

OH

Sr.

Carly

Thomas

Missouri State University

S

Sr.

Brittany

Thomas

University of Alabama

OH

Fr.

Molly

Toon

University of Michigan

OH

Sr.

Taylor

Unroe

University of Florida

L

Jr.

Elise

Walch

Florida State University

RS

Sr.

Nicole

Walch

Florida State University

OH

So.

Sierra

Wilson

University of Alabama

S

So.

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