By Eric Carlstrom
The Cal Poly women’s volleyball team may have fell just short in
its quest to win the West Region title and the California
Collegiate Athletic Association.
However, a 20-8 overall record, 12 straight weeks ranked in the
top 25, second place in the highly competitive CCAA, and an NCAA
West Region runner-up finish solidified the Broncos season as
nothing short of spectacular.
To top it all off, the Broncos had four players earn spots on
the all-CCAA teams, and another recognized on the West Regional
Senior Vanessa Williams finished her historic career with a bang
this season, earning first- team all-CCAA honors, first team all
West-Region tournament honors, American Volleyball Coaches
Association All-Region honors, and was a Daktronics first-team
Williams was also selected as a two-time CCAA Player of the Week
throughout the season, and waits on the All-American ballot to be
released on Dec. 4. Last season Williams was honored as an
Honorable Mention All-American.
She ranked third in the nation in blocks with 1.28, and first in
the CCAA in blocks and third in hitting percentage with .312.
Fellow senior Jenna Young capped off her Cal Poly career,
becoming just the second Bronco to earn conference honors in each
of her four years.
Young earned CCAA second-team honors her freshman and sophomore
years, and first-team honors her junior and senior seasons. Young
attacked with a .224 percentage and is second all-time in aces with
157 in her career.
Anne-Marie Hofmans ends her Bronco career on a high-note,
earning second-team all-CCAA honors for the first time, as well as
being named to the all West-Region tournament team.
Hofmans was second on the team in kills with 261, and led the
team in total attacks with 794. She also posted double digit kills
in 14 of the Broncos 28 total matches.
Junior Jasmine Davis also earned all-CCAA honors for the first
time in her career, as she was named to the all league
Davis ranked seventh in the conference in assists, but her
versatility showed as she was also tied for second on the Bronco
squad in blocks. Davis’ versatility was also projected as she was
one of only 14 players to register a triple-double in the
Junior Elizabeth Diaz was recognized on the all-West Region
tournament team with Williams and Hofmans.
She was tied with Williams with a team-high 12 kills in the
Broncos thrilling five-set victory over Cal State Los Angeles in
the NCAA West Region Semifinals.
Diaz also led the Broncos with 14 kills and an impressive .444
attack percentage in the Broncos loss to top seeded Cal State San
Bernardino in the championship match.
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Broncos recognized for historical season
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