May 12, 2021

Beach Volleyball has Four AVCA All-Americans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State beach volleyball’s Alaina Chacon, Molly McBain, Keara Rutz and Torrey Van Winden were named AVCA Second-Team All-Americans on Wednesday.

Alaina Chacon and Molly McBain played 29 matches together during the 2021 season, finishing with a 19-10 record and as the fourth winningest pair on the Seminoles this season. Their 19 wins together gave them 32 wins as a pair of the last two years, good for the eighth-most wins as a pair in program history. Chacon and McBain earned 17 wins on court one and two wins on court two.

Together, Molly and Alaina earned 11 wins against ranked team, including wins over No. 8 LMU, No. 6 Cal Poly, No. 10 TCU and No. 1 USC on court one.

Torrey Van Winden and Keara Rutz combined to go 31-7 together in 2021. The 31 wins in one season are the sixth most wins for a pair in a season in FSU history, it also moved them into 10th all-time for most wins in a career as a pair at Florida State. The duo went 27-3 on court two and 4-4 on court one.

They were named the AVCA National Pair of the Week and the CCSA Pair of the Week on March 9 after going 5-0 that weekend with ranked wins over No. 1 LSU, No. 11 FAU and No. 19 Georgia State, all on court two. Rutz and Van Winden started off the season by winning 16 straight matches on court two, including top-10 wins over No. 8 LMU, No. 6 Cal Poly, No. 1 LSU, No. 10 TCU and No. 3 LSU. Throughout the season the pairing earned 21 ranked wins, as they also defeated No. 1 USC and No. 4 UCLA twice.

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