Volleyball earns pair of CVU.com awards, Faucette claims Freshman of the Year honor
AUSTIN, Texas -- A pair of Texas All-Americans have added two more awards to their decorated season of honors as freshman outside hitter Juliann Faucette was named the College Volleyball Update (CVU.com) 2007 Freshman of the Year, while senior setter Michelle Moriarty garnered honorable mention Setter of the Year honors.
Faucette, the 2007 AVCA National Freshman of the Year and first-team All-American enjoyed a standout freshman season on the Forty Acres. The San Diego, Calif., native finished fourth among freshmen with 4.49 kills per-game and hit at a .324 clip in 30 matches. Faucette added 2.51 digs, 0.65 blocks and 0.21 aces per-game in her inaugural campaign.
The outside hitter also garnered first-team Volleyball Magazine All-America, AVCA Central Region Freshman of the Year, AVCA All-Central Region First Team, Big 12 Freshman of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team honors this season.
Moriarty, a two-time third-team AVCA All-America selection, capped her storied Longhorns career in 2007, leading Texas to a 27-4 record and its second straight NCAA Regional finals appearance. Texas' all-time assist leader pushed her career assist total to 5,819 during her senior campaign and led the Horns to a .343 team hitting percentage, a mark that ranked second in the nation. The Houston, Texas, native averaged 14.18 assists per-game on the year, ranking atop the Big 12 and fourth in the NCAA statistics.
Moriarty also earned third-team Volleyball Magazine All-America, AVCA All-Central Region First Team, All-Big 12 First Team and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team accolades in 2007.
CVU.com named Stanford senior setter Bryn Kehoe as its National Setter of the Year and tabbed Florida's Angie McGinnis, St. John's Wioleta Leszczynkska and Middle Tennessee State's Leslie Clark honorable mention along with Moriarty.
Faucette headlined a group of 14 freshmen from around the country that were named as CVU.com Rising Stars.