TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State volleyball student-athletes Taryn Knuth, Emma Clothier and Morgan Chacon were each named as American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region selections, announced on Tuesday by the AVCA.
“I’m really proud of these three young ladies,” Head Coach Chris Poole said. “They all had their best season of their careers and helped our program to play at a Top 20 level this spring.”
Knuth becomes just the second Seminole to earn four AVCA all-region selections in her career, joining FSU legend Maggie Philgence (1987-90). The nation’s active leader in career blocks per set, Knuth recently became the first Seminole ever to make the All-ACC Team four times as she was chosen to the first team on April 5.
The Johnston, Iowa, native earned some lofty recognition from the AVCA earlier in the spring when she was the first Seminole to be highlighted as the AVCA National Player of the Week after dominating Clemson. In those two matches vs. the Tigers, she combined for 23 kills, 3.29 kills per set, 23 blocks, 3.29 blocks per set, a .767 hitting percentage and no attack errors in 30 swings.
Knuth and Clothier were both named to the AVCA East All-Region Team, while Chacon was selected to the East Region Honorable Mention Team.
Clothier had an outstanding season as she led the Seminoles by producing 222.0 points this year. The Carrollton, Texas, native was also an All-ACC First Team middle blocker, averaging 1.02 blocks per set this year. She was dominant offensively with a .483 hitting percentage and averaged 2.7 kills per set.
Clothier’s all-region honor is the first of her young FSU career.
Chacon stepped up even more in her redshirt sophomore year, averaging 2.82 kills per set and 2.48 digs per set. Her 211.5 points responsible for marked the second-most on the team, proving to be one of FSU’s most dynamic and versatile players.
Chacon’s career year was made evident by her selection to the All-ACC Second Team.