Haleigh Washington is ready to start her professional career
December brought the close of the collegiate women’s volleyball season, including a national title for Nebraska, as well as multiple coaching changes. Postseason international and beach awards also were announced alongside plans for the 2018 seasons.
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.
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.
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.
With a 3-1 win over second-seeded Florida, No. 5 Nebraska claimed the 2017 NCAA Women’s Volleyball national championship at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The title marked Nebraska’s fifth NCAA Championship and second in three years.
All told, Penn State’s Haleigh Washington finished an elite career with a .458 hitting percentage, ranking third in NCAA Division I history.
After 14 weeks of the regular season and three weeks of postseason play, including the NIVC and NCAA Tournament, we’re…