BLACKSBURG, Va. – Senior middle blocker Victoria Hamsher and junior right side Kathryn Caine earned spots on the 2013 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State teams as announced by the organization on Monday. Hamsher was named to the first team while Caine was tabbed as a second team honoree.
Hamsher was tabbed a 2013 All-ACC First Team honoree, claimed AVCA All-East Coast Regional honors and was named AVCA Honorable Mention All-America after recording an attack percentage of .405 on the season to lead the ACC and rank 20th in the NCAA. The mark places her first in Tech’s single season records. In addition, Hamsher 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 in Tech’s win over No. 18 Florida State. The Nazareth, Pa. native wrapped up her four-year career in strong fashion, earning All-Region and All-America honors for the first time. It was the second time she was recognized by the ACC after being tabbed to the All-Freshman team her rookie season.
Caine was named to the 2013 All-ACC Third Team, grabbed AVCA All-East Coast Regional honors and was named to the AVCA Honorable Mention All-America team after recording 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 career-high 17 kills at Virginia. The McLean, Va. native was second on the team in blocks with 78 this season. Caine had a standout season, picking up All-ACC, All-Region and All-America recognition for the first time in her career.
Both Hamsher and Caine earned second team All-State honors in 2012. The teams are based on a vote by the sports information directors around the state of Virginia.
2013 VaSID University Division All-State Volleyball Team
Player of the Year - Vendula Strakova, Hampton
Rookie of the Year - Jasmine Burton, Virginia
Coach of the Year - Marci Jenkins, Radford
Vendula Strakova, Hampton
Lizzy Briones, James Madison
Emma Deininger, Radford
Lauren Fuller, Virginia
Victoria Hamsher, Virginia Tech
Romana Kriskova, VCU
Rachel Wiechecki, Radford
Jasmine Burton, Virginia
Kathryn Caine, Virginia Tech
Jade Craycraft, Liberty
Tori Janowski, Virginia
Kalah Jones, VCU
Amanda Love, VCU
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