Dvoracek named to AVCA All-Region team

Posted at 5:09 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 03:00:02-05

After helping lead the Cal Poly volleyball team to a 21-9 overall record, third straight NCAA Tournament appearance, and a first round win in the NCAA Tournament over Georgia, junior outside hitter Maia Dvoracek was named to the Pacific North AVCA All-Region Team, it was announced Tuesday.

Dvoracek, who was named First Team All-Big West last month, played in every set and started every match in her first season as a six-rotation player as she led the Mustangs and was second in the Big West in kills with 4.25 per set.

She was also one of the best servers in the nation, leading the Big West with 64 aces, good for .58 per set. Her .58 aces per set average ranks top-five in the country and is the fourth-highest single season aces per set average in program history. In one match this season, she finished with eight service aces, tying the school record for most aces in a match.

Defensively, she finished the season averaging 2.21 digs per set and .46 blocks per set. She recorded double figure kills in 20 straight matches and having notched at least 20 kills in seven matches, including a career-high 30 in a five-set win over No. 16 Utah.

She also recorded seven double-doubles, including in Cal Poly’s NCAA Tournament First Round win over Georgia. She was also named Big West Player of the Week five times, the most by a Mustang in a single season since Kylie Atherstone won six times in 2007. In conference matches, she led the Big West with 5.09 kills per set while hitting .320 and had double-digit kills in all 16 matches.

This is the fourth straight year Cal Poly has had at least one player on the AVCA All-Region Team.

The Mustangs won 20-plus matches for the third consecutive year and won their first NCAA Tournament match since 2017 under first-year head coach Caroline Walters in 2019.

-Provided by Cal Poly