Robinson, Yaxley named to AVCA All-West Region Team

Robinson, Yaxley named to AVCA All-West Region Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. — After a stellar 2014 campaign, La Verne volleyball duo of Kelsi Robinson and Brittany Yaxley is now garnering national attention.

On Thursday, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced that Robinson and Yaxley were selected to the 2014 AVCA Division III All-West Region Team, the first such honors for either player.

Junior outside hitter Yaxley is ranked eighth and 19th nationally in points per set (5.16) and kills per set (4.19), respectively. She also led the SCIAC in aces per set with 0.85.

Robinson has emerged as one of the best blockers in the nation, ranking fourth in the nation in blocks per set with 1.37. Robinson also has eight matches with five or more total blocks this season.

Both Robinson and Yaxley were also named the 2014 First Team All-SCIAC last week.

The SCIAC was well-represented on the team, placing eight members on the 14-woman squad.

The pair will lead the Leopards on Friday against No 21 Trinity (Texas) in the first round of the NCAA National Championship. The first serve is at 5:30 p.m.

2014 AVCA Division III All-West Region Team

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

Audrey 

Breitwieser

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

RS 

Jr. 

Megan 

Coleman**

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Sr. 

Erin 

Cusenbary**

Trinity (TX)

MB 

Sr. 

Maddye 

Dinsmore 

Whitworth

Jr. 

Allie 

Eason** 

California Lutheran

OH 

Jr. 

Erika 

Edrington

Trinity (TX)

So. 

Maggie 

Emodi*** 

Trinity (TX)

OH 

Sr. 

Allie 

Frappier**

Pomona Pitzer

OH 

Sr. 

Abbe 

Holtze** 

Colorado College

OH 

So. 

Michelle 

Lawrence 

California Lutheran

OH 

So. 

Sarah 

Pappas 

California Lutheran

MB 

So. 

Kelsi 

Robinson 

La Verne 

MB 

So. 

Abby 

Voskuil 

Mary Hardin-Baylor

OH 

So. 

Brittany 

Yaxley 

La Verne 

OH 

Jr. 

 

Honorable Mention 

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

Amber 

Aguiar 

Pacific Lutheran

Sr. 

Lucy 

Capron 

Pacific Lutheran

OH 

Jr. 

Adaeze 

Elonu 

East Texas Baptist

MB 

Sr. 

Layne 

Hubbard 

Trinity (TX)

OH 

Sr. 

Samantha 

North 

Pacific Lutheran

Sr. 

Keli 

Sherwood 

Colorado College

MB 

So. 

 

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