Three Horizon League volleyball players received Honorable Mention All-American accolades from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) today. Butler senior Jessica Wolfe, Valparaiso sophomore Taylor Root and Milwaukee senior Kerri Schuh were all named to the All-Midwest Region team last week.
Root receives the All-American acclamation after setting new single-season program and Horizon League records with 754 total digs on the season. Her average of 5.94 digs per set leads all of NCAA Division I volleyball, as she will become the first individual national statistical leader in Crusader volleyball history.
The Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year and three-time league Defensive Player of the Week led or tied the Crusaders in all 34 matches she played in this season. The Crusaders ended the year at 27-8.
Schuh gains recognition for her overall efforts on the season. The Horizon League Player of the Year tallied 16 double-figure kill outings and 19 double-figure dig efforts, with one 20-plus kill night and one 20-plus dig outing for the Panthers. She also collected seven or more blocks four times and had 11 double-doubles along with one triple-double on the season.
The two-time Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week led the Panthers in kills while standing second on the team in digs and third in blocks, helping UWM win the Horizon League regular season crown. The Panthers finished the year with a 20-9 overall mark.
Wolfe receives the honor for the second consecutive year. She led the Horizon League in kills and points for the second straight year and posted 4.12 kills, 3.18 digs and 4.63 points per set during her senior season being named All-Horizon League for the third straight year.
Helping Butler claim the 2010 Horizon League Volleyball Championship and sending the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997, Wolfe was named the conference tournament MVP. The Bulldogs finished the season at 21-10.