Middle blocker Taylor Averill was named to the AVCA All-America first team for the second year in a row.
Opposite Brook Sedore was selected to the second team.
Libero Kolby Kanetake, outside hitter Siki Zarkovic and setter Jennings Franciskovic received honorable mention.
(Middle blocker Davis Holt was robbed.)
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This is the final week of classes for UH’s spring semester, which is problematic when the volleyball team is preparing for tomorrow’s NCAA play-in match against Penn State.
Free time is study time. While waiting in a hotel lobby, outside hitter Brandon Hiehle is studying.
You know how you don’t realize you’re poor until you meet someone who’s not poor? The Warriors practiced yesterday in Stanford’s version of UH Gym I. Stanford is not poor. I passed a nice little sand-volleyball court yesterday. I thought, this is quaint. It turns out that’s the court for P.E. Some rich guy whose name is on a lot of buildings is building a state-of-the-art sand volleyball court. Yep, to reiterate, Stanford is not poor.
Athletic trainer Bruce Hamelin is a traveling medicine man. In two suitcases, he carries all the resources needed to prepare and treat the players.
Taylor Averill, who was raised in nearby San Jose, on NCAA berth:
Gee, you ask a guy for directions and you get this: