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Nagel earns East Coast Region Coach of the Year, four student-athletes earn honorable mention
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Thirteen Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were named by the American Volleyball Coaches Association to the 2013 Division I All-Regional Teams. In addition, four student-athletes garnered honorable mention accolades, and Duke’s Jolene Nagel was tabbed as the East Coast Region Coach of the Year.
In her 15th season as the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils, Nagel led her team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the 10th time in program history. In securing the ACC Championship, Duke trailed by eight points and was down 2-1 in the fourth set to cross-town rival North Carolina, but was able to come back to force a fifth set and an eventual victory. The title marked the Blue Devils' 11th conference crown in program history and first since 2010.
Nagel has now guided the Blue Devils to four ACC titles - three outright (2006, 2010, 2013) and one co-championship (2008) - during her time in Durham. Nagel is now a four-time AVCA Region Coach of the Year honoree after winning in 1998 (Georgetown), 2000, 2006 and 2010.
Six league institutions placed student-athletes on All-Region Team, led by Duke’s four recognitions. Florida State had three honored, followed by Virginia Tech and North Carolina with two apiece and one each from Clemson and Notre Dame.
Virginia had two individuals receive honorable mention, while Syracuse and North Carolina had one student-athlete apiece receive honorable mention.
ACC on 2013 All-East Region
Ashley Neff Florida State MB Sr.
Mo Simmons Clemson OH Jr.
Elise Walch Florida State RS Sr.
Nicole Walch Florida State OH Sr.
ACC on 2013 All-East Region Honorable Mention
Silvi Uattara Syracuse OH So.
ACC on 2013 All-East Coast Region
Jovana Bjelica North Carolina OH Sr.
Kathryn Caine Virginia Tech RS Jr.
Maggie Deichmeister Duke S Jr.
Victoria Hamsher Virginia Tech MB Sr.
Jeni Houser Notre Dame MB Jr,
Ali McCurdy Duke L Sr.
Paige Neuenfeldt North Carolina MB So.
Jeme Obeime Duke OH Jr.
Emily Sklar Duke OH So.
ACC on 2013 All-East Coast Region Honorable Mention
Lauren Fuller Virginia S So.
Tori Janowski Virginia MB Jr.
Victoria McPherson North Carolina MB So.
AVCA East Coast Region Coach of the Year
Jolene Nagel Duke