2015 Women’s NCAA All-Americans

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Introducing the 2015 Volleyball magazine NCAA Women's All-Americans

Samantha Bricio
Sr. | OH | USC

The VBM Player of the Year dominated for the Trojans, leading the team in kills (668) and the nation in total aces (89) and aces per set (.68). Her career totals rank her first in USC history in kills, aces, attacks, and points.

Daly Santana
Sr. | OH | Minnesota

The Gophers leader in kills (584) and aces (39) earned Big Ten Player of the Year honors after topping the league in kills and kills per set. Her contributions helped power Minnesota’s miraculous turnarounda national semis appearance after failing to make the tournament in 2014.

Hayley Hodson
Fr. | Opp. | Stanford

The first freshman to lead the Cardinal in kills since Alix Klineman in 2007, Hodson lived up to the hype that grew up around the top high school recruit in the class of 2015. Moving to right side didnt slow her down a bit as she recorded 405 kills, 36 aces, 75 blocks, and 256 digs in her first year on the Farm and was named Volleyball magazine Freshman of the Year.

Lianna Sybeldon
Sr. | MB | Washington

A member of the winningest class in Washington volleyball history, Sybeldon led the nation in hitting percentage for much of the year (although she finished the season ranked second at .450) and led the Pac-12 in blocks per set (1.37).

Haleigh Washington
So. | MB | Penn State

Washington followed up her breakout freshman performance with an equally impressive sophomore campaign, recording a team-high .443 hitting percentage (good for third in the nation), 26 aces, and 157 total blocks.

Lauren Carlini
Jr. | S | Wisconsin

Three-time All-American and two-time Big Ten Setter of the Year Carlini ranked seventh in the nation with 11.91 assists per set in her junior season and quarterbacked her team to its third-straight year reaching the regional round of the NCAA tournament.

Caitlin Nolan
Sr. | L | Iowa State

Playing in the Big 12 Conference against some of the biggest hitters in the nation, Nolan racked up 618 digs, which ranked her 16th nationally, and 5.78 digs per set, good for fifth in the nation. Her 2015 dig total is the third most in program history, and Nolan’s Big 12 Libero of the Year honor marks the eighth season in a row the conference’s top libero has come from ISU.

Mick Haley
15th season | Head Coach | USC

After going 16-16 in 2014, Haley’s Trojans won the 2015 Pac-12 title and earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, finishing the season 33-3. Three USC stars earned Volleyball magazine All-American honors under this years’ Coach of the Year, including, of course, Player of the Year Samantha Bricio.

Second Team

Year | Position | School

Alexa Gray
Sr. | OH | BYU

Megan Courtney
Sr. | OH | Penn State

Kelsie Payne
So. | Opp. | Kansas

Rhamat Alhassan
So. | MB | Florida

Alicia Ogoms
Sr. | MB | USC

Maddie Bugg
Sr. | S | Stanford

Cassie Strickland
Sr. | L | Washington

Hugh McCutcheon
Fourth season | Head Coach | Minnesota

Third Team

Year | Position | School

Macey Gardner
Sr. | OH | Arizona State

Jocelynn Birks
RS Sr. | OH | Illinois

Annie Drews
Sr. | Opp. | Purdue

Merete Lutz
RS So. | MB | Stanford

Amber Rolfzen
Jr. | MB | Nebraska

Ainise Havili
So. | S | Kansas

Taylor Whittingham
Jr. | L | USC

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