VOLLEYBALL | Commonwealth Teams Honored By AVCA

12/05/2017 04:27 PM

The American Volleyball Coaches Association honored three programs across the state of Kentucky for their excellence in volleyball.

Western Kentucky

Senior outside hitter Alyssa Cavanaugh was named WKU’s first Regional Player of the Year for the South Region. Cavanaugh, along with fellow senior and setter Jessica Lucas, were each named to the All-Region Selection. Each of them have earned the honor all four years. Junior middle blocker Rachel Anderson was also named to the All-Region selection. Senior right-side hitter Sydney Engle was named Honorable Mention. Head Coach Travis Hudson, after 23 seasons at WKU, was named Regional Coach of the year for back-to-back seasons (fifth time overall).


In the East Region, sophomore outside hitter Melanie McHenry was named to All-Region Selection, alongside junior setter Wilma Rivera. First-year Head Coach Dani Busboom- Kelly was named Regional Coach of the Year.


In the Southeast Region, sophomore outside hitter Leah Edmond was named Regional Player of the Year. Edmond, along with senior middle blocker Kaz Brown, senior libero Ashley Dusek, senior middle blocker Emily Franklin and freshman setter Madison Lilley were each named to the All-Region team.

Kentucky is the only Bluegrass team still alive in the NCAA tournament. They host BYU on Friday at noon ET.


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