TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Volleyball junior middle blocker Emma Clothier has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association East All-Region Team, announced by the AVCA on Tuesday morning.
The Carrollton, Texas, native earns all-region honors for the second straight season, becoming the 14th Seminole to earn multiple all-region honors in a career.
“I’m excited that Emma has been recognized as an all-region player,” FSU Head Coach Chris Poole said. “Emma was very consistent during the season and we counted on her greatly. She was a great leader for this young team, and I’m looking forward to her leading us again next fall.”
Clothier churned out another All-ACC First Team season in her third year at FSU. She led the Seminoles in total kills (287), kills per set (2.66), hitting percentage (.328), total service aces (32) and total points (373.0).
She came through in a variety of ways once again in 2021, helping FSU achieve its first 20-win season since 2016 when she produced a dominant 11-kill, .618 hitting percentage effort in a 3-0 sweep over Kansas State in the NCAA First Round on Dec. 3. It was FSU’s first NCAA postseason victory since 2016.
Clothier had 12 matches this season where she hit .400 or better. She played all 108 sets as well, and showed noticeable improvement from behind the service line where she averaged 0.30 service aces per set.
Through her first three seasons, Clothier’s .345 hitting percentage ranks fifth all-time at FSU. Her .944 career service percentage is seventh in program history, while her 1.04 blocks per set average is tied for 18th.
Florida State finished 20-10 overall in the 2021 season, as well as 11-7 in the ACC. Clothier and FSU boast a talented and youthful roster that will be expected to compete toward the top of the competitive ACC in 2022.