Owens named first team All-ACC

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior outside hitter Lindsey Owens has been voted first team All-ACC by the league’s coaches, giving her four posteason conference accolades in her four seasons as a Hokie, the conference office announced on Monday.

In conference play, Owens hit .251 and ranked sixth in the ACC with 3.70 kills per set and ninth with 4.07 points per set. Owens also ranked sixth in the conference this season with 3.50 kills per set in all matches. She finished 2016 with 15 double-doubles, four 20+ kill performances and set a career-high with a .643 hitting percentage (18-0-28) in a 3-0 win over UMBC on August 27. Owens is also the only ACC student-athlete to collect at least 400 kills and 200 digs in each of the last three seasons.

Owens joins Felicia Willoughby (2007-10), Cara Baarendse (2009-12) and Lisa Pikalek (1989-92) as the only four-time all-conference honorees in program history. Owens was an All-Freshman team pick in 2013, a second team selection last season and a two-time first team honoree in 2014 and 2016. Willoughby, Baarendse and Owens were four-time honorees in the ACC while Pikalek earned her accolades in the Metro Conference.

Owens will leave Blacksburg ranked fourth in the program record book with 1,514 kills, fifth with 3.28 kills per set, sixth with 1,309 digs and 11th with 115 service aces. After tallying her 1,000th career dig on Sept. 2 against Temple, she became only the sixth Hokie with 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career. She was joined later in the season by classmate Amanda McKinzie who joined the 1,000/1,000 club in the Hokies’ final match of the season against Virginia.

2016 ACC Volleyball Individual Awards
Player of the Year: Taylor Leath, So., OH, North Carolina
Defensive Player of the Year: Sasha Karelov, Sr., L, Duke
Setter of the Year: Kamalani Akeo, So., S, Pittsburgh
Freshman of the Year: Julia Scoles, Fr., OH, North Carolina
Coach of the Year: Joe Sagula, North Carolina

2016 All-ACC Volleyball First Team
Sasha Karelov# Sr. L Duke
Leah Meyer! So. MB Duke
Jordan Tucker# Sr. MB Duke
Katie Horton# Sr. OH Florida State
Milica Kubura! Jr. OH Florida State
Teegan Van Gunst! Sr. OH Georgia Tech
Olga Strantzali! Jr. OH Miami
Taylor Leath So. OH North Carolina
Julia Scoles Fr. OH North Carolina
Taylor Treacy! Jr.-R OPP North Carolina
Julia Brown Jr. OH NC State
Jenna Potts Sr. MB Pittsburgh
Stephanie Williams Jr. OH Pittsburgh
Lindsey Owens# Sr. OH Virginia Tech

2016 All-ACC Volleyball Second Team

Leah Perri Sr. OH Clemson
Mara Green Sr.-R MB Florida State
Melanie Keil Sr. MB Florida State
Tess Clark# Jr. MH Louisville
Molly Sauer So. L Louisville
Abigail Curry Sr. S North Carolina
Taylor Fricano Jr.-R MH North Carolina
Maggie Speaks Sr. S NC State
Ryann DeJarld So. L Notre Dame
Samantha Fry! Jr. MB Notre Dame
Caroline Holt Jr. S Notre Dame
Mariah Bell Jr. OH Pittsburgh
Kamalani Akeo So. S Pittsburgh
Jasmine Burton Sr. OH Virginia

2016 All-ACC Freshman Team
Samantha Amos RS Duke
Cindy Marina S Duke
Taylor Borup OH North Carolina
Julia Scoles OH North Carolina
Jemma Yeadon OH Notre Dame
Nika Markovic OPP Pittsburgh
Layne Van Buskirk MH Pittsburgh
Caitlyn Della MH Wake Forest
Caroline Rassenfoss OH Wake Forest

! – Two-time selection

# - Three-time selection

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