Hawaii junior opposite Nikki Taylor and senior middle Olivia Magill were named to the AVCA All-America team announced this morning, the 55th and 56th certificates for the Rainbow Wahine volleyball program.
Taylor, a two-time beach volleyball All-American, was named to the 14-member second team and Magill, an honorable mention last season, to the 14-member third team. Hawaii (29-2) was eliminated in the regional final last Saturday by second-seeded Minnesota.
Taylor, the Big West player of the year, ranked in the top 50 nationally this season in five categories (points average, kill average, ace average, total points and total aces). The Kaiser High product finished the year with team highs of 468 kills — nine shy of 1,000 for her career — 44 aces and 575.5 points.
Magill, one of just two Rainbow Wahine to start all 31 matches, was ranked in the top 20 nationally in blocks and hitting percentage. The transfer from Arizona led the Big West in blocks (153) and hitting percentage (.412), and was second on the team to Taylor in kills (281) and points (366.5).
Full list at http://www.avca.org/awards/all-america/division-one/