Annika Schwartz Named AVCA Second Team All-American, Savage Honorable Mention

Annika Schwartz Named AVCA Second Team All-American, Savage Honorable Mention

AVCA ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Stevenson University women's volleyball junior Annika Schwartz was named a Second Team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Tuesday.  She becomes the first player in program history to collect First, Second or Third Team All-America honors.

In addition, sophomore Moriah Savage was named AVCA Honorable Mention All-America.

Schwartz, who has earned Honorable Mention All-America status each of the past two seasons, led Stevenson to a 26-8 record, its fifth straight MAC Commonwealth championship and sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance.  She led the Mustangs with 438 kills on .231 hitting, while also recording 311 digs and 57 service aces.

A two-time MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week, Schwartz recorded 14 double-doubles (kills-digs) on the season.  She reached double figures in kills on 28 occasions, and also finished the season with 50 blocks.

Savage, a MAC Commonwealth Honorable Mention selection and AVCA All-Region choice, ranked second on the Mustangs with 273 kills on the season, hitting at a .258 clip, second on the squad.  She has also posted 56 blocks, good for fourth overall.  Savage had a season-best 15 kills on .480 hitting in a win over nationally-ranked Eastern on October 1.