Dec. 23, 2013
Final AVCA Coaches Top 25 | AVCA All-America Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. - American finished off its fabulous 2013 campaign with two more notable accolades. On Monday the Eagles were ranked 19th in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25, which follows up news from last week of junior Kristyna Lindovska as an honorable mention All-America pick by the organization.
The Eagles, who claimed their 11th Patriot League Championship in 13 years last month, posted back-to-back straight-set sweeps of Georgia and 14th-seeded Duke in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Durham, N.C., on Dec. 6-7. American's season ended with a four-set loss to then-defending national champion and top-seeded Texas on Dec. 13 in Lincoln, Neb., finishing its campaign with a 34-3 ledger, a League-record for victories.
Lindovska picked up honorable mention All-America laurels from the AVCA last week to become the first League student-athlete so honored since American's Angelina Waterman in 2010. Lindovska led the League with 3.56 kills per set and was the only player to surpass the 400-kill plateau for the season (416).
Earlier this month, Lindovska was an AVCA All-East region pick, while Barry Goldberg was named AVCA East Region Coach of the Year.
American became the first Patriot League team to claim victories in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament.