Long Earns Second Team All-ACC Honors
Nov. 27, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeVolleyball)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Wake Forest volleyball’s Kylie Long earned Second Team All-ACC honors, the league office announced on Monday.

This marks the second time that the senior outside hitter from Plano, Texas has been honored by the league. She was named to the league’s All-Freshman Team in 2014.

Long finished 2017 with 446 kills, which led the team and was second in the ACC. She also added 227 digs, which ranked second on the team, and 66 total blocks, which placed fourth.

Long concluded her Wake Forest career second in program history with 1,581 kills. She passed Katie Horne, who had 1,570, in her final match on Nov. 24 against NC State. With 950 digs in her career, she is 12th on the all-time Demon Deacon list. She joins Valerie Rydberg and Trina Maso de Moya as the only Deacs to record at least 1,000 career kills and 950 digs. Long recorded at least 400 kills and 200 digs in each of her four seasons at Wake Forest.

Her 446 kills this past season currently ranked sixth on the Wake Forest list for most kills in a single season.

The Demon Deacons finished the 2017 season with a 13-19 overall record and a 5-15 mark in ACC play.

2017 ACC Volleyball Individual Awards:

Player of the Year:
Olga Strantzali, Sr., OH, Miami
Defensive Player of the Year: Molly Sauer, Jr., L, Louisville
Setter of the Year: Wilma Rivera, Jr., S, Louisville
Freshman of the Year: Taryn Knuth, MB, Florida State
Coach of the Year: Dan Fisher, Pittsburgh

@ – Four-time selection
# – Three-time selection
! – Two-time selection

All-ACC First Team
Olga Strantzali#, Sr., OH, Miami
Nika Markovic!, So., RS, Pittsburgh
Julia Brown!, Sr., OH, NC State
Wilma Rivera, Jr., S, Louisville
Santita Ebangwese!, Jr., MB, Syracuse
Melanie McHenry, So, OH, Louisville
Milica Kubura@, Sr., RS, Florida State
Gabriela Stavnetchei, Sr., OH, Georgia Tech
Haley Templeton#, Sr., S, Miami
Kamalani Akeo!, Jr., S, Pittsburgh
Stephanie Williams!, So., OH, Pittsburgh
Kylie Pickrell, Jr., S, NC State
Beth Nordhorn, Sr., MH, North Carolina
Ryann DeJarld!, Jr., L, Notre Dame

All-ACC Second Team
Samantha Fry@, Sr., MH, Notre Dame
Taylor Leath, Jr., OH, North Carolina
Jemma Yeadon!, So., OH, Notre Dame
Molly Sauer#, Jr., L, Louisville
Taryn Knuth, Fr., MB, Florida State
Cadie Bates, Sr., OH, Duke
Jaila Tolbert!, Jr., OPP, Virginia Tech
Kylie Long!, Sr., OH, Wake Forest
Kaitlyn Kearney!, Sr., MB, NC State
Tess Clark@, Sr., OH, Louisville
Bree Bailey, Gr., OH, NC State
Maggie DeJong!, Sr., MB, Louisville
Jasmine Bennett, Jr., MB, Louisville
Kaylin Korte, So, OH, Clemson

ACC All-Freshmen Team
Taryn Knuth, MB, Florida State
Kayla Lund, OH, Pittsburgh
Chinaza Ndee, MH, Pittsburgh
Payton Schwantz, OH, Duke
Ella Saada, OH, Syracuse
Kaity Smith, OH, Virginia Tech
Melissa Evans, OPP, NC State
Summer Brown, MB, Duke
Sarah Billiard, OH, Virginia


 

 

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