Wake Forest outside hitter Kylie Long earned a spot on the preseason All-ACC Volleyball team, the league office announced Friday morning.
The Deacons went 3-0 at the tournament with wins over NC Central, CSU and Elon
The Deacs rebounded from a loss to Northwestern with a win over Loyola
Jazmen Russell posts 22 kills to lead Wake Forest
The Deacs overcame an early deficit to beat Notre Dame on Friday in Reynolds Gym.
The Demon Deacons hit the road for another week of ACC play to take on the Boston College Eagles and the Syracuse Orange. A couple of the players commented on the weekend ahead.
Wake Forest defeated Pitt by a final score of 3-1 on Sunday, October 9.
Wake Forest athletic programs participated in "Pump Up For Piccolo" on April 27, 2016, at McCreary Field House.
Wake Forest dropped a 3-1 decision in an ACC contest against Miami on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.
2014 Match-by-Match Stats
2015 Match-by-Match Stats
2016 Match-by-Match Stats
Played in and started all 32 matches while appearing in all 117 sets… Led team and was fifth in the ACC with 446 kills… Finished second on the team with 227 digs… Was fourth on the team with 66 total blocks and second with 19 solo blocks… Finished her career second on the Wake Forest all-time kills list (1,581)… Was one of only three Demon Deacons ever to surpass 1,000 kills and 950 digs… Had at least 400 kills and 200 digs in each of her four seasons… Had career-high 26 kills at Virginia (Oct. 26)… Named Spartan-Demon Deacon Classic Tournament MVP (Aug. 26)… Delivered career-best 25 digs against Notre Dame (Nov. 5)… Named to the Preseason All-ACC Team… Selected to All-ACC Second Team after the season… Named to the All-ACC Academic Team.
Started and played in all 31 matches for the Deacs…Totaled a team-leading 447 kills to take third in program history...Also recorded 272 kills and 39 blocks...Recorded a career high 24 kills against Loyola Chicago (9/3)…Served 3 aces against Buffalo (9/10)…Named ACC Co-Player of the Week Oct. 3…Put up a season high 4 blocks against Virginia Tech (10/7)…Tallied a career high 19 digs vs. Notre Dame (11/4).
Started in 31 of Wake Forest’s 32 matches, playing in all but one of the team’s 121 sets on the season ... Became the seventh Demon Deacon to post a 400-plus-kill season with a team-best 423, the ninth-highest total in program history and the fifth-highest mark in the ACC ... Led the Deacs with eight-double-doubles and was second on the team with 200 digs ... Named to the Panther Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 11-12) ... Posted double-digit kills 25 times ... Led the Deacons with 457 points ... Notched a career-high 22 kills in back-to-back matches against High Point (Sept. 12) and Georgia (Sept. 18) ... Piled up a season-best 15 digs versus N.C. Central (Sept. 4) ... Bested a career high by registering five service aces against New Hampshire (Aug. 29).
The ACC All-Freshman Team selection made an impact in her first season with Wake Forest ... Started in all 32 matches at the outside hitter position as a freshman ... Was named ACC Freshman of the Week on Nov. 17 for performances against Notre Dame (Nov. 14) and Louisville (Nov. 15) ... Finished the season third on the team with 265 kills, and second in digs with 251 while adding 66 total blocks ... Had nine double-digit kill matches for the season with six coming in ACC play ... Notched six double-doubles in her first season ... Recorded her first-career double-double against Davidson (Sept. 5) with 13 kills and 11 digs ... Had her second double-double of the season with a season-high 17 kills and 15 assists against the College of Charleston (Sept. 12) ... Nearly recorded another double-double with 16 kills and nine digs in a victory over Western Carolina (Sept. 20) ... Had a season-high 17 digs against Elon (Sept. 20) ... Notched her first double-digit kill performance versus an ACC opponent with 11 against No. 4 Florida State (Oct. 26) ... Had her first-career ACC double-double against Georgia Tech (Nov. 7) with 10 kills and 12 digs ... Earned ACC Freshman of the Week honors after tallying a double-double of 13 kills and 15 digs in a victory over Notre Dame (Nov. 14) and a second straight double-digit kill match with 16 in a 3-0 sweep of Louisville (Nov. 15) ... Recorded back-to-back double-doubles with 12 kills and 10 digs in a victory over Clemson (Nov. 23) and 14 kills and 15 digs against NC State (Nov. 26).
Two-time letter winner at Plano Senior High School ... Earned the 2013 10-5A Most Valuable Player Award ... Named the 2012 10-5A Outstanding Hitter of the Year ... Was honored on the all-district first team in 2012 and in 2013 ... Earned several all-tournament team honors ... Played with the Texas Titans club team and Dallas Skyline.
Born March 3, 1996 in Austin, Texas ... Parents are Lisa and George Long ... Also recruited by Tennessee, Colorado State, Mississippi, Ole Miss, Arkansas, LSU and Missouri among others.
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