ACC Student-Athletes Collect 16 AVCA All-Region Honors

Virginia’s Anna Walsh named Regional Freshman of the Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Sixteen Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were named to the 2015 American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I All-Region Teams. In addition, five student-athletes garnered honorable mention accolades and Virginia middle hitter Anna Walsh was tabbed East Region Freshman of the Year.

An ACC All-Freshman Team honoree, Walsh played in all 31 matches and led the Cavaliers to an 18-13 overall record. The Grapevine, Texas, native was named ACC Freshman of the Week four times through the 2015 season and ranked third on the team in kills with 301 (2.59 per set) and second in total blocks with 100 (0.86 per set). Walsh posted a career-high 20 kills at Syracuse on October 18 and a career-high seven blocks against NC State on November 20.

Eight ACC institutions placed student-athletes on All-Region teams, led by Louisville with four recognitions. North Carolina had three student-athletes honored, while Duke, Florida State and Pitt had two honored, and Georgia Tech, Syracuse and Virginia each had one.

Miami had two student-athletes receive honorable mention accolades, while Duke, Florida State and Louisville each had one recognized.

ACC on All-East Region
Sarah Burrington** Florida State MB JR
Nicole Walch*** Florida State OH SR
Tess Clark Louisville MB SO
Erin Fairs Louisville OH SR
Katie George** Louisville S SR
Molly Sauer Louisville L FR
Silvi Uattara Syracuse OH SR

East Region Honorable Mention
Milica Kubura Florida State OH SO
Janelle Jenkins Louisville OH JR

ACC on All-East Coast Region
Emily Sklar*** Duke OH SR
Jordan Tucker Duke MH JR
Teegan Van Gunst Georgia Tech OH JR
Victoria McPherson** North Carolina MH SR
Paige Neuenfeldt**** North Carolina MH SR
Taylor Treacy North Carolina RS JR-R
Kadi Kullerkann** Pittsburgh RS GR
Amanda Orchard** Pittsburgh MH SR
Lauren Fuller Virginia S SR

East Coast Region Honorable Mention
Sasha Karelov Duke L JR
Olga Strantzali Miami OH SO
Haley Templeton Miami S SO

AVCA East-Coast Region Freshman of the Year
Anna Walsh, MH, Virginia

* Denotes total number of years selected to AVCA Division I All-Region Team