TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Seminoles.com) Five members of the No. 8/6 Florida State indoor volleyball team were named to the AVCA All-East Region team as the list was announced on Tuesday afternoon by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. In addition, head coach Chris Poole garnered Coach of the Year for the East.
“I’m proud of the five young ladies that were represented on the East Region Team,” Poole said. “We had such an amazing year and we could not have accomplished the success without every person on the roster. This team competes hard in practice and it allows us to get better every day. We are fortunate that we have enough weapons on the court that when one or two players are off, we still have other players that can step up big for us.”
Junior outside hitter Nicole Walch picked up her second-career All-Region honor, while redshirt senior libero Katie Mosher, redshirt sophomore middle blocker Sarah Burrington and sophomore Katie Horton earned their first.
Walch, Burrington and Mosher finished with the highest tally of votes for their position.
In addition, freshman right side hitter Milica Kubura picked up an honorable mention.
Coach Poole captured his third AVCA East Region Coach of the Year while leading the Seminoles to a 30-2 overall record, a sixth-straight NCAA appearance and fourth Sweet 16. It was the third time Poole has won the award at the helm of FSU (2009, 2011).
“I’m very honored for the Region Coach of the Year award, but it is really just a reflection of the great staff and players that we have in our program,” Poole said. “I feel very fortunate to have surrounded myself with great people on and off the court. I am truly blessed.”
The Seminoles take on BYU in the Seattle Regional Semifinal at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Alaska Airlines Arena on ESPN3. Tickets for can be purchased for $20 for adults and $12 for children through the NCAA. http://www.ncaa.com/championships/volleyball-women/d1/tickets
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