Van Windens earn second straight AVCA All-America honors

Posted at 3:44 PM, Dec 12, 2018

A week after being named to the Pacific North AVCA All-Region Team, Cal Poly volleyball junior Torrey Van Winden and senior Adlee Van Winden were named AVCA Honorable Mention All-Americans Wednesday.

It is the second year in a row both were named All-Americans becoming just the second and third Mustangs to do so and the first time since Jennifer Keddy did so in 2010-11.

Last season, Torrey and Adlee, along with Taylor Nelson were all named Honorable Mention All-Americans.

Torrey Van Winden, who was named the 2018 Big West Player of the Year, averaged 5.07 kills per set, good for third highest average in the nation and the second most in a single season in program history. She was also second on the team in digs per set with 2.80 and finished with 77 blocks and 21 service aces. She was also the Big West leader in hitting percentage at .365, which was also good for the ninth best single-season hitting percentage in Cal Poly volleyball history and recorded 12 double-doubles and finished with 20 or more kills in nine matches.

Adlee Van Winden, who was named First Team All-Big West for the third time in her career, was second on the team and ninth in the Big West with 2.92 kills per set this year. She was also third on the team in digs per set at 2.49 and led the team in service aces with 23. She posted 20 or more kills three times and had six double-doubles this season. This was also the fourth straight year she played in every set for the Mustangs, having started every match of her career and never missed a set. She finishes her career fifth in program history in career kills (1,372) and eighth in career kills per set (3.46).

The Mustangs ended the 2018 season with a 25-3 record, winning their second straight Big West title after going 15-1 and made their second straight NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006-07.

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