@ACCVolleyball Student-Athletes Collect 13 AVCA All-Region Honors


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