UCLA junior Nicole McNamara was voted Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Player of the Year and is part of the duo that was voted Pac-12 Pair of the Year with her twin sister Megan McNamara, the Conference office announced today. USC’s Tina Graudina was voted the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year while UCLA’s Stein Metzger was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the second-straight year.
Six volleyballers from around the country have been selected as semifinalists for the 2018 AAU James E. Sullivan Award, which honors the nation’s “top amateur athlete.”
The Stanford beach volleyball team has announced their 2018 schedule that includes 12 home meets prior to the Cardinals hosting the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championships.
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.
July brought the women’s World Grand Prix, the culmination of the men’s World League and several AVP and FIVB beach titles en route to the Beach World Championships slated for the end of the month.
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.
Pac-12 Champion STANFORD led nine league teams earning NCAA Tournament bids, the Cardinal making its 21st all-time NCAA semifinal appearance.
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.