Smith picks up Prep Volleyball honor

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CULVER CITY, Calif. – The awards keep coming in for Virginia Tech volleyball’s Kaity Smith, who earned’s All-Freshman Honorable Mention. It marks the outside hitter’s third postseason award.

The Kentucky native collected All-ACC Freshman Team and VaSID Freshman of the Year.

Smith put down the second-most kills by a freshman in the conference (309), sixth-best in VT history for a first-year player, and owned a team-best average of 3.25 kills per set, ranking fifth all-time among Hokie freshman.

In the first match of her career, Smith drilled the most kills in a Tech debut with 30 against Idaho State. She also finished the season with five double-doubles and was twice named ACC Freshman of the Week.

Her best match in conference play came against Virginia on Nov. 22, when she racked up 21 kills and scored four of Tech’s last six points in the fifth set to help the Hokies get the win, earning half a point in the Commonwealth Clash.

Smith coming into the season was on’s Top 100 Senior Aces and Top Impact Freshman. 2017 All-Freshman First Team
Yossiana Pressley, Baylor, OH
Lexi Sun, Texas, OH
Avery Skinner, Kentucky, OH
Dana Rettke, Wisconsin, MB
Lauren Sanders, Washington, MB
Taryn Knuth, Florida State, MB
Stephanie Samedy, Minnesota, RS
Jazz Sweet, Nebraska, RS
Madison Lilley, Kentucky, S
Sydney Hilley, Wisconsin, S
Jamye Cox, Michigan State, L
Gabby Curry, Kentucky, DS 2017 All-Freshman Second Team
Meghan McClure, Stanford, OH
T’ara Caesar, Georgia, OH
Jen Mosser, UCLA, OH
Lauren Witte, Ohio State, MB
Tyanna Omazic, Illinois, MB
Kennedy Redding, BYU, MB
Taylor Bannister, LSU, RS
Madison Goings, Oregon State, RS
Ashley Shook, Texas, S
Brynna DeLuzio, Colorado, S
Hannah Gruensfelder, Ohio State, L
Raigen Cianciulli, LSU, L 2017 All-Freshman Honorable Mentions
Preslie Anderson, Cal, MB
Dani Barton, Utah, RS
Allye Beth Deaton, TCU, OH
Sarah Billiard, Virginia, OH
Brooke Botkin, USC, OH
Camille Conner, Texas A&M, S
Megan Cooney, Illinois, RS
Dani Dennison, TCU, L
Hailey Dirrigl, Arkansas, OH
Samantha Drechsel, Maryland, OH
Melissa Evans, NC State, RS
Paige Hammons, Florida, OH
Kenzie Koerber, Utah, RS
Nicole Lennon, Rice, OH
Hannah Lockin, Baylor, S
Grace Loberg, Wisconsin, OH
Kayla Lund, Pitt, OH
Mac May, UCLA, OH/RS
Kylee McLaughlin, Oregon State, S
Leketor Member-Meneh, Missouri, OH
Mima Mirkovic, Cal, OH
Caitlyn Newton, Purdue, OH
Chinaza Ndee, Pitt, MB
Brie Orr, Iowa, S
Nia Robinson, Northwestern, OH
Erika Pritchard, Maryland, OH
Avery Rhodes, Iowa State, MB
Mikayla Robinson, South Carolina, MB
Bayleigh Scott, Ole Miss, MB
Payton Schwantz, Duke, OH
Claire Sheehan, Iowa, OH
Kaity Smith, Virginia Tech, OH
Paige Whipple, Arizona, OH

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