Arkansas Tech’s Lexie Johnston Named AVCA DII Freshman Of The Year

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 05th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, Division II, News

The AVCA has announced their selections for the 36th annual AVCA All-America teams for Division II volleyball.

Of the selections, 13 players have received multiple awards in their careers along with three players that have garnered the award at least three times in their careers – California Baptist’s Lauren Hackett, Tarleton State’s Hailey Roberts and Lewis’ Aly Schneider.

The AVCA has also announced their Division II Freshman of the Year selection as Arkansas Tech’s Lexie Johnston. To debut her NCAA Division II career, Johnston posted 303 kills on the year with an impressive .399 hitting clip to boot. Johnston has also picked up 69 digs along with 91 blocks on the year, including 21 solo blocks. Johnston helped Arkansas Tech to a near perfect season, as they finished the season 35-1, falling in the NCAA DII Tournament.

The Division II Player of the Year will be announced at the NCAA Division II Banquet that will be held on December 6.

2017 AVCA DIVISION II FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

First Name Last Name School Pos. YR
 Abby  [email protected]  Lewis University  S  RS-Jr.
 Taylor  [email protected]  University of Central Oklahoma  OH  Jr.
 Lexie  Bradley  University of North Alabama  OH  Sr.
 Lauren  Hackett^$  California Baptist University  OH  Sr.
 Marina  Hansen  Colorado School of Mines  S  Sr.
 Sarah  Kelly  University of Minnesota Duluth  RS  Jr.
 Nikki  Kennedy  Regis University  MB  So.
 Nicole  Mattson  Florida Southern College  OH  Jr.
 Elizabeth  Mohr  Concordia University, St. Paul  S  Jr.
 Abby  Phelps  Western Washington University  OH  Jr.
 Taylor  Reiss#  Southwest Minnesota State University  OH  Jr.
 Hailey  Roberts#*  Tarleton State University  OH  Sr.
 Aly  Schneider^&  Lewis University  MB  Sr.
 Madison  Witt  California Baptist University  RS  Gr.

2017 AVCA DIVISION II SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

First Name Last Name School Pos. YR
 Katie  Bludau  Wingate University  OH  Sr.
 Sara  [email protected]  Flagler College  MB  Sr.
 Madi  Farrell#  Northwest Nazarene University  MB  Sr.
 Elizabeth  Hyland  Lewis University  OH  Jr.
 Haley  Kramer  Wheeling Jesuit University  MB  So.
 Megan  [email protected]  Southwest Minnesota State University  S  Sr.
 Brooklyn  Lewis  Concordia University, St. Paul  RS  Jr.
 Amanda  Milnick  Arkansas Tech University  S/RS  So.
 Rachel  Neblett  University of West Florida  MB  Sr.
 Ally  [email protected]  Palm Beach Atlantic University  S/OH  Jr.
 Brianna  Sotello^  Angelo State University  OH  Sr.
 Santaisha  Sturges  Metro State University of Denver  OH  Jr.
 Anna  [email protected]  Florida Southern College  OH  Sr.
 Paige  VanderWall  Hillsdale College  RS  Jr.

2017 AVCA DIVISION II THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

First Name Last Name School Pos. YR
 Jessica  Austin  University of North Alabama  MB  Sr.
 Tahlyr  Banks  Augustana University  L  Sr.
 Bethany  Besancenez  Florida Southern College  S  Jr.
 Hailey  Busch  Northern State University  OH  RS-Jr.
 Amanda  Geiger  McKendree University  RS  Sr.
 Anna  Holmquist  Wingate University  MB  Jr.
 Jordyn  Keamo  Tarleton State University  S/RS  Sr.
 Sydney  Kralj  California Baptist University  S  Sr.
 Lauren  Nicholson  Cal State San Bernardino  OH  Sr.
 Autumn  Reese  University of Arkansas-Fort Smith  L  Jr.
 Stephanie  Sylvester  Wheeling Jesuit University  S  So.
 Taja  Valmyr  Flagler College  OH  Sr.
 Arela  Williams  McKendree University  OH  Sr.
 Tara  [email protected]  University of Nebraska at Kearney  MB  Sr.

2017 AVCA DIVISION II HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA

First Name Last Name School Pos. YR
 Bianca  Alvarez  Notre Dame de Namur University  OH  Sr.
 Leah  Bisignani  Seton Hill University  MB  RS-So.
 Kendra  Bodine  Northwest Nazarene University  OH  Sr.
 Brett  Boesel  Western Washington University  S  Jr.
 Brooke  Borchardt  Southwest Minnesota State University  MB  Sr.
 Ayanna  Buckley  Ferris State University  MB  Sr.
 Joelle  Buckner  Western Washington University  RS  Sr.
 Kaylee  Burmeister  Southwest Minnesota State University  OH  Jr.
 Allyson  Cappel  Ferris State University  OH  So.
 Shelley  Chapron  Texas A&M University – Commerce  MB  So.
 Kayla  Chosa  Northern Michigan University  MB  Sr.
 Natalie  Cignetti  Indiana University of Pennsylvania  OH  Sr.
 Anna  Demmer  University of Arkansas-Fort Smith  OH  So.
 MacKenzie  Edwards  Colorado Mesa University  OH  Jr.
 Marissa  Erminio  University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown  OH  RS-Sr.
 Rachel  Flynn  Concordia University Irvine  OH  RS-Sr.
 Taylor  Fosler  University of Tampa  MB  So.
 Allison  Fowler  NYIT  S  Sr.
 Anna  Garrett  Saint Leo University  S  So.
 Mallory  Grimsrud  Adams State University  MB  RS-Sr.
 Taylor  Hamilton  University of Colorado-Colorado Springs  MB  Sr.
 Zoe  Hardin  Harding University  MB  Jr.
 Mackenzie  Harrison  Fairmont State University  RS  Jr.
 Kasey  Hohlen  University of Central Missouri  MB  Sr.
 Kylie  Hohlen  University of Central Missouri  L  Jr.
 Margaret  Horihan  Bellarmine University  OH  Sr.
 Kristen  Hornung  Regis University  MB  Jr.
 Hailey  Jackson  Cal State San Bernardino  MB  Jr.
 Leanna  Jadus  Southern Connecticut State University  OH  Jr.
 Katrina  Janssen  Caldwell University  RS  Sr.
 Lexie  Johnston  Arkansas Tech University  MB  Fr.
 Ashtyn  Kapovich  University of North Alabama  L  Sr.
 Sarah  Kimmey  Palm Beach Atlantic University  MB  Sr.
 Jordy  Kuchenbrod  Bellarmine University  L  Jr.
 McKenna  Larsen  Winona State University  S  Sr.
 Tessa  May  Simon Fraser University  MB  Jr.
 Kelsey  McIntire  Sonoma State University  MB  Sr.
 Julianne  Miller  Azusa Pacific University  MB  So.
 Karolina  Moderova  NYIT  OH  Sr.
 Allison  Olley  University of Minnesota Duluth  MB  Sr.
 Hailee  Olson  The University of Findlay  S  Jr.
 Devan  Orr  University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown  L  Sr.
 Sophia  Proano  Colorado Christian University  RS  RS-Sr.
 Danielle  Rampart  Winona State University  OH  Sr.
 Mariya  Sampson  Concordia University, St. Paul  OH  Sr.
 Courtney  Seda  Sonoma State University  S  Sr.
 Kaitlyn  Sibson  Eckerd College  L  Sr.
 Monique  StCyr  University of West Florida  S  Sr.
 Leah  Swiss  University of Alaska Anchorage  OH  Jr.
 Deja  Thompson  California State University, East Bay  MB  Jr.
 Abigail  Tiesman  Colorado School of Mines  MB  So.
 Denvyr  Tyler-Palmer  Nova Southeastern University  OH  Jr.
 Kara  Vyletel  Hillsdale College  OH  Jr.
 Madison  Whitehead  Northern Michigan University  RS  Sr.
 Amanda  Winner  The University of Findlay  OH  Jr.
McKenna  Witt California Baptist University  OH  Gr.

Leave a Reply

avatar

About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

Read More »

Don't want to miss anything?

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive our latest updates!