December 4, 2013
Hamsher, Caine and Owens earn All-ACC honors
Around The

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech volleyball player Victoria Hamsher was named First Team All-ACC while junior Kathryn Caine was tabbed third team and Lindsey Owens earned All-Freshman honors as announced on Wednesday by Commissioner John Swofford.

"Congratulations to Tori, Kathryn and Lindsey,” said Head Coach Chris Riley. “We are very proud of their accomplishments this season and humbled that the other ACC coaches thought them worthy of these awards."

Hamsher recorded an attack percentage of .405 on the season to lead the ACC and rank 21st in the NCAA. The mark places her first in Tech’s single season records. In addition, the senior middle blocker averaged 2.66 kills per set, tallied 21 aces and 73 blocks. Hamsher recorded double-digit kills 18 times this season, including a career-high 19 versus Florida State.

Caine knocked down 2.47 kps for the Hokies this season while hitting .339 on the attack to place fifth in the ACC. She hit double-digit kills in 13 matches and had a high 17 kills at Virginia. The junior middle blocker/right side was second on the team in blocks with 78 this season.

Owens had a standout freshman campaign and entered in to the Tech record book in several categories. The outside hitter led the team in kills per set with 2.85 and is fifth in the freshman annals in both kills (311) and kps. Owens led the league and was 27th in the NCAA in aces, tallying 44 this season to finish third on the Tech freshman list. In addition, Owens was strong on the defensive side and finished second on the team in digs, recording 282 to move in to fifth in the Hokies’ record book. She also tallied 24 block solos and 56 total blocks.

Duke racked up the major honors this season with sophomore outside hitter Emily Sklar being named the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player of the Year. Teammate, senior libero Ali McCurdy was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year and the Blue Devils’ Jolene Nagel was named the Coach of the Year. Virginia’s Jasmine Burton was chosen as the Freshman of the Year.

The awards were decided based on a vote of the league’s 15 head coaches.

2013 ACC Volleyball Individual Awards
Player of the Year: Emily Sklar, Sr., OH, Duke
Defensive Player of the Year: Ali McCurdy, Sr., L, Duke
Freshman of the Year: Jasmine Burton, Fr., RS, Virginia
​Coach of the Year: Jolene Nagel, Duke

2013 All-ACC Volleyball First Team
Emily Sklar So. OH Duke
Ashley Neff # Sr. MB Florida State
Jovana Bjelica Sr. OH North Carolina
Moneshia Simmons Sr. OH Clemson
Savanah Leaf Jr. OH Miami
Silvi Uattara So. OH Syracuse
Victoria Hamsher Sr. MB Virginia Tech
Emani Sims ! Jr. MB Miami
Ali McCurdy % Sr. L Duke

2013 All-ACC Volleyball Second Team
Nicole Walch So. OH Florida State
Jeme Obeime Jr. OH Duke
Paige Neuenfeldt So. MB North Carolina
Elise Walch So. OH Florida State
Lauren Fuller So. S Virginia
Chelsea Cook Sr. MB Duke
Ashleigh Crutcher ! Jr. OH Maryland
Alexis Mourning ! Jr. MB Miami
Katie Mosher Jr. L Florida State

2013 All-ACC Volleyball Third Team
Jessica Wynn Jr. RS Pittsburgh
Jeni Houser Jr. MB Notre Dame
Kathryn Caine Jr. RS Virginia Tech
Maggie Deichmeister Jr. S Duke
Adreene Elliott Jr. MH Maryland
Tori Janowski Jr. OH Virginia
Victoria McPherson So. MB North Carolina
Jasmine Burton Fr. RS Virginia
Ryan Shaffer ! Sr. DS Miami

2013 All-ACC Volleyball Freshman Team
Jasmine Burton Fr. RS Virginia
Haley Kole Fr. OH Virginia
Jordan Tucker Fr. MB Duke
Leah Perri Fr. RS Clemson
Lindsey Owens Fr. OH Virginia Tech
Abigail Curry Fr. S North Carolina

! – Two-time selection
# - Three-time selection
​% - Four-time selection

For updates on Virginia Tech volleyball, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_VBall).

HokieSports Shop