Dvoracek named Cal Poly Female Athlete of the Year

Maia Dvoracek
Posted at 6:09 PM, Jul 08, 2020

Cal Poly Women’s Volleyball standout Maia Dvoracek has been selected as Cal Poly’s female athlete of the year for the 2019-20 academic year.

Named to the U.S. Women's Collegiate National Team in March, Dvoracek had a breakout season in 2019 for Cal Poly. After playing just a combined 30 sets in her first two years, Dvoracek stepped into the starting lineup with big shoes to fill and took full advantage of her opportunity, parlaying it into becoming an AVCA Third Team All-American, AVCA All-Region, and First Team All-Big West selection.

The junior from Truckee, Calif., led the Mustangs and was second in the Big West with 4.25 kills per set and was among the top five in the nation in service aces while starting all 30 matches and playing every set.

Dvoracek recorded double-figure kills in 20 straight matches and had seven double-doubles during the season. She was named Big West Player of the Week five times and produced double-digit kills in all 16 conference matches.

Dvoracek led Cal Poly to a second-place Big West Conference finish and its 17th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, including the third in a row. The Mustangs finished the 2019 season 21-9 overall, their third straight 20-win season, and 13-3 in the Big West, good for a second-place finish. Cal Poly has won 32 consecutive home matches, longest active winning streak in the NCAA.

-Provided by Cal Poly Athletics