Dec. 2, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two Florida State student-athletes were named to the 2008 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Team as announced by the league office on Tuesday, December 2. Senior Ashlee Moon and sophomore Lauren Richardson earned second team honors and are both first time selections.
“I’m really proud of the whole team this season,” Seminole head coach Chris Poole said. “Ashlee and Lauren certainly did a tremendous job for us as two of the three players that were on the court all the time.”
Moon, this season’s libero and lone senior, led the ACC for most of the season in digs per set and closed out her Seminole campaign ranked second in the league averaging 4.86 digs per set and totaling 471 digs on the season. The Murrieta, Calif., native set a career high with 35 digs against ACC Co-Champion, North Carolina, and also recorded 24 service aces.
Leading FSU with 321 kills in her second season, Richardson also topped the squad with 14 double-doubles, 18 solo blocks and 384.5 points. The Ocala, Fla., native also ranked second with 290 digs and tied Moon with 24 service aces. In ACC action, Richardson finished the year ranked ninth in the conference with a 3.14 kills per set average.
“Lauren gained a lot of confidence this season and continued to improve every week,” Poole said. “These two young ladies were also great leaders for us on and off the court.
“I’m disappointed that we didn’t get to the NCAA Tournament this year for Ashlee, but she has helped lay a foundation for the future. There were many good teams left out of the NCAA Tournament. The team made a lot of improvement this season and all the players deserve credit for the hard work and commitment they showed. This is only the beginning. The future is very bright for this program.”
Overall, athletes from nine of the 12 Atlantic Coast Conference schools were selected to the All-ACC first, second and All-Freshmen teams.