Owens earns AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention honors

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior outside hitter Lindsey Owens, who earned first team All-ACC honors last week, has been named All-East Coast Region Honorable Mention by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), the organization announced on Tuesday.

Owens is the first Hokie to earn an honor from the AVCA since Kathryn Caine was also named AVCA All-East Region Honorable Mention in 2014. The recognition is the first AVCA honor of Owens’ career. The teams are voted on by the region’s coaches.

Owens is the only ACC student-athlete to collect at least 400 kills and 200 digs in each of the last three seasons. 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. 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.

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.


Name School Pos. Year
Kamalani Akeo Pittsburgh S So.
Janey Goodman** James Madison RS Sr.
Sasha Karelov Duke L Sr.
Taylor Leath North Carolina OH So.
Taylor Louis** Marquette OH So.
Leah Meyer Duke MB So.
Jenna Potts Pittsburgh MB Sr.
Jenna Rosenthal Marquette MB So.
Julia Scoles North Carolina OH Fr.
Olga Strantzali Miami OH Jr.
Taylor Treacy** North Carolina RS Sr.
Jordan Tucker** Duke MB Sr.
Teegan Van Gunst** Georgia Tech OH Sr.
Stephanie Williams Pittsburgh OH Fr.


Name School Pos. Year
Taylor Austin James Madison L Jr.
Jasmine Burton Virginia RS Sr.
Tessa Fournier Seton Hall L Sr.
Cindy Marina Duke S Fr.
Meghan Niemann Marquette MB Sr.
Lindsey Owens Virginia Tech OH Sr.

Freshman of the Year: Julia Scoles, North Carolina, OH

Coach of the Year: Joe Sagula, North Carolina

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