Dec. 18, 2013
• AVCA Release
SEATTLE -- Freshman Lauren Carlini of the Wisconsin volleyball team was named a second-team All-American, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced on Wednesday. Junior Ellen Chapman also earned honorable mention All-America honors.
Carlini is the first UW freshman to earn All-America honors and the first honoree for the Badgers since 2007.
Carlini, a 6-2 setter, was named the 2013 Big Ten Conference and AVCA Northeast Regional Freshman of the Year. She was also named the most valuable performer of the 2013 NCAA Champaign Regional, leading the Badgers to the NCAA national semifinals for only the second time in school history.
The Aurora, Ill., native put up 11.15 assists per set this season, which ranked second in the Big Ten and 28th nationally. Carlini also ranked second on the UW team with 2.85 digs per set and third with 0.79 blocks per set. She put up a team-best 21 double-doubles, which ranked first among all freshmen nationally.
Chapman, a 6-4 outside hitter, was named to the AVCA Northeast All-Region team and was also named to the all-tournament team at the Champaign regional. The Glenview, Ill., native leads the Badgers and ranks seventh in the Big Ten with 3.55 kills per set. Chapman shares the team lead with 29 service aces on the season.
The All-American awards will be presented at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet on Friday. The event is held in conjunction with the 2013 AVCA Convention.