LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 27, 2018) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 37th annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division II women's volleyball. Katie McKiel earns the Spartans 31st AVCA First-Team certificate, while fellow classman Sorrel Houghton earns Second-Team honors.
Exactly 12 of the athletes honored on the AVCA All-America teams in 2018 have received the award multiple times. Headlining this year's selections is Southwest Minnesota State Outside Hitter Taylor Reiss. She is the lone recipient in this class to garner AVCA All-American honors three times.
The 2018 All-America selections were made by the AVCA Division II All-America Committee: Flip Piontek (chairperson), Chris Herron (Central Region), Karrin Moore (East Region), Wick Colchagoff (Midwest Region), Jenn King (South Region), Chuck Waddington (South Central), Heather Vahjen (Southeast), Chris Green (West Region).
2018 AVCA DIVISION II FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
|Madison Brabham||Texas A&M University- Kingsville||S/RS||Sr.|
|Maddy Bruder||Northwest Missouri State University||OH||Sr.|
|Alexis Cardoza||Cal State San Bernardino||OH||So.|
|Jayann DeHoog||Cal State San Bernardino||S||Sr.|
|Kasie Gilfert||Colorado Mesa University||MB||RS-So.|
|Kristen Hamlin||Cal Poly Pomona||MB||Sr.|
|Sarah Kelly#||University of Minnesota Duluth||MB||Sr.|
|Haley Kramer^||Wheeling Jesuit University||MB||Jr.|
|Sara Macek||Concordia University, St. Paul||MB||Jr.|
|Nicole Mattson#||Florida Southern College||OH||Sr.|
|Katie McKiel||University of Tampa||OH||So.|
|Abby Phelps#||Western Washington University||OH||Sr.|
|Karli Reichert||Rockhurst University||OH||Jr.|