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Five WAC Volleyball Players Earn All-America Honors
Courtesy: WAC
Kansas City, Mo. - Five WAC volleyball players have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America team. Hawai’i’s Kanani Danielson headlined the group with first team honors, while teammate Brittany Hewitt received second team honors. Dani Mafua of Hawai’i, Jennah DeVries of New Mexico State and Liz McArthur of Utah State were each named to the honorable mention team.

Danielson, a first-team All-American last year and third-team All-American in 2008, was named to the All-America team for the third straight year. She led the team and ranks 10th nationally with 4.59 kills per set. She is a two-time WAC Player of the Year and earlier this year became the 17th Rainbow Wahine to record 1,000 career kills.

Hewitt is the nation’s leader in blocking at 1.68 blocks per set. The first-team all-WAC pick also averaged 2.30 kills per set and hit .365. An imposing presence in the middle, Hewitt broke two rally-scoring records this season with 16 blocks against San Diego and hitting .917 with 11 kills on just 12 attempts against New Mexico State.

Mafua was selected to the team for the third-straight year after averaging 11.19 assists per set. She directed the Rainbow Wahine to a team hitting percentage of .284, which ranked in the Top 20 nationally. Mafua finished her UH career ranked fifth all-time with 3,708 assists.

DeVries earned the honors for the second consecutive year as she led the Aggies and was second in the WAC with 11.06 assists per set. DeVries continues to impress everyone and continues to move up the record's ladder with 2,833 assists in her career.

McArthur, a junior outside hitter from St. George, Utah (Snow Canyon HS), finished the season ranking first in the league in service aces per set (0.33), third in kills per set (4.00) and third in points per set (4.59).  Nationally, she finished the season ranking 32nd in points and 34th in kills.
Volleyball
WAC
Overall
Missouri-Kansas City
6-0
18-3
New Mexico State
5-2
11-8
Bakersfield
5-2
9-11
Seattle U
4-3
8-12
Utah Valley
4-3
9-14
Texas-Pan American
2-5
5-16
Grand Canyon
2-6
12-9
Chicago State
0-7
6-16
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