Carlini, Chapman named AVCA All-Region


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Dec. 10, 2013

MADISON, Wis. – The awards keep piling up for the Wisconsin volleyball team. The Badgers landed two players on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Northeast All-Region team, announced Tuesday. Freshman Lauren Carlini and junior Ellen Chapman were named to the all-region team with Carlini also being named the region’s freshman of the year.

They are the first Badgers named to the all-region team since 2007 while Carlini is UW’s first regional freshman of the year since the award was begun in 1999.

Carlini and Chapman will now be placed on the list of athletes up for All-America honors, which will be announced Dec. 18.

Carlini, the 2013 Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year, was also named to the 2013 All-Big Ten team. The 6-2 setter runs the Badger offense, putting up 10.99 assists per set, which ranks third in the Big Ten. She ranks second on the team with 28 service aces and 2.84 digs per set.  Carlini has a team-best 19 double-doubles on the season, which is the best among national freshmen. The Aurora, Ill., native also ranks third on the team with 0.79 blocks per set.

Chapman, a 6-4 outside hitter, is UW’s top offensive threat, averaging 3.47 kills per set, which ranks seventh in the Big Ten. She has double-figure kills in a team-leading 30 matches, including 17 straight matches from Oct. 2 – Nov. 27. The Glenview, Ill., native also leads the Badgers with 29 service aces, or 0.22 per set, and ranks third on the team with a .259 hitting percentage.

The 12th-seeded Badgers (25-9) advanced to NCAA regional play and will take on 16th-ranked Florida State (26-7) on Friday at 4 p.m. at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. The Badgers and Seminoles will be followed by No. 18 Illinois (18-14) hosting No. 19 Purdue (22-11) at 6 p.m.

Semifinal winners advance to the regional final on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

 2013 AVCA Northeast All-Region Team

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

Jennifer

Beltran

University of Illinois

L

Sr.

Jocelynn

Birks

University of Illinois

OH

RS So.

Lauren 

Carlini

University of Wisconsin

S

Fr.

Ellen

Chapman

University of Wisconsin

OH

Jr.

Abby

Gilleland

Ohio University

S

So.

Nia

Grant

Penn State University

MB

Jr.

Micha

Hancock**

Penn State University

S

Jr.

KiKi

Jones

Purdue University

MB

Jr.

Kelly

Lamberti

Ohio University

OH

Jr.

Kaitlyn

Leary

Ohio State University

OH

Sr.

Deja

McClendon****

Penn State University

OH

Sr.

Val

Nichol

Purdue University

S

Jr.

Ariel

Scott***

Penn State University

RS

Sr.

Katie

Slay***

Penn State University

MB

Sr.

 Freshman of the Year:  Lauren Carlini, Wisconsin, S

 Coach of the Year:  Russ Rose, Penn State University






 Honorable Mention

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

Tahleia

Bishop

University at Buffalo

OH

So.

Carly

Cramer

Purdue University

L

RS Sr.

Liz

McMahon

University of Illinois

RS

Jr.

Alexis

Pinson

Ohio University

MB

GS

Catherine

Rebarchak

Purdue University

OH

Sr.

Dani 

Shepherd

University of Pennsylvania

L

Sr.

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