November 13, 2009

Blickenstaff Earns All-Region Honors

LEXINGTON, Ky. - After avoiding a sophomore slump to lead the 22nd-ranked Puget Sound Loggers back to the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship, sophomore outside hitter Brynn Blickenstaff (Eagle, Idaho) has been named All-West Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Blickenstaff, who was the 2008 AVCA West Region Freshman of the Year, represented Loggers on the regional squad after averaging 2.75 kills per set.  She also had 152 digs in the regular season and 26 service aces for the maroon and white.

This marks the fifth straight season that the Loggers have had a representative on the AVCA All-West Region team.

The Loggers ended their season on Thursday in a five-set heartbreaker with Cal Lutheran in the first round of the NCAA DIII Volleyball Championship in Redlands, Calif. 

2009 AVCA All-Region Teams

Nicolette Reuynaud
Los Gatos, Calif.
Valley Christian HS

Nicolette Reynaud jumped into a starting role early this season as a freshman and flourished in her new role. Her hard work on and off the floor has paid dividends as she led the team in blocks for much of the year. “On the court I think we expect to give 100% effort 100% of the time. We also expect the same thing off the court.”