Attendance records, upsets and win streaks highlighted the collegiate volleyball landscape in October, while the 2018 World Championships field was set, the FIVB tested new beach rules and announced two drug-related reinstatements on the international scene.
August was jam packed with international beach volleyball on the AVP and FIVB Tours as well as in world championships, while the college season geared up.
Kansas associate head coach Laura Bird Kuhn is close to becoming the next head coach at Texas A&M.
Minnesota’s Stephanie Samedy and Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke earn unanimous votes into the 2017 VolleyMob Freshmen Team.
Mississippi State has announced their 12th head coach as Julie Darty, who served as the head coach at Jacksonville University since 2014.
2017 VolleyMob Compiled Awards List (featuring a three-team list + honorable mention All-Americans and yearly awards)
Two-time National Champion Kelly Hunter of Nebraska takes home the 2017 VolleyMob National Player of the Year award.
After pushing Florida to the National Championship match, Mary Wise has been honored as the 2017 VolleyMob Women’s National Coach of the Year.
Stanford’s Kathryn Plummer leads the 2017 VolleyMob All-America First Team filled with Final Four participants and a freshman.
Four volleyballers have been nominated for the Class of 2018 Honda Sport Award for Volleyball – Florida’s Rhamat Alhassan, Penn State’s Simone Lee and Haleigh Washington and Stanford’s Kathryn Plummer.