Preseason Player Volleyball Awards 

Preseason Volleyball Player Awards
in each Conference 

Preseason player volleyball awards for the NCAA Divison I volleyball conferences are announced every year during the first two weeks of the  month of August.

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Each conference announces the results of their preseason coaches

poll, a ranking based on who each coach votes for will finish first at

the end of the regular season.

Most conferences require their head coaches and sports information

directors to also vote on a preseason "All conference team."

These are individual player volleyball award recipients voted on as

recognition for being the best in their conference. .  

Preseason player award categories include:

  • Preseason Player of the Year
  • Preseason Freshman Player of the Year
  • Preseason All Conference team

The preseason All Conference team usually consists of 12 - 14 volleyball

players, depending on the conference, voted on by the head coaches

of each team in that conference. 

Some conferences, like Southland Conference have more player

recognition awards named because they have a first

team and a second Preseason All Conference team. 

Discover the award winners from the following conferences: 

  • American Athletic 
  • America East
  • Atlantic 10
  • Atlantic Coast
  • Atlantic Sun
  • Big 12
  • Big East
  • Big South
  • Big Ten
  • Big West
  • Colonial Athletic Association
  • Conference USA
  • Horizon League
  • Ivy League

Preseason Player Volleyball Awards: American Athletic Conference

Preseason Volleyball Player of the Year

Jordan Thompson, Cincinnati

All Conference Preseason Player Volleyball Team 

Kia Bright, UCF

Kayla Williams, U Conn

Carly Nolan, Cincinnati

Jordan Thompson, Cincinnati

Jade Tingelhoff, Cincinnati

Katie Hegarty, SMU

Kendall Patterson, SMU

Kaylie McHugh, Tulane

Irem Asci, Temple

Izzy Rapacz, Temple

Emily Hiebert, Wichita State

Abbie Lehman, Wichita State

Preseason Player Awards: Atlantic 10 Conference

None awarded.

Preseason Player Volleyball Awards: Atlantic Coast Conference

Leah Meyer, Duke, Junior, MB

Milica Kabura, Florida State, Senior, OH

Gabriela Stavnetchei, Georgia Tech, Senior, OH

Tess Clark, Louisville, Senior, MB/OH

Molly Sauer, Louisville, Junior, Libero

Olga Strantzali, Miami, Senior, OH

Haley Templeton, Miami, Senior, Opp/Setter

Taylor Fricano, North Carolina, Senior, MB/Opp

Taylor Leath, North Carolina, Junior, OH

Julia Scoles, North Carolina, Sophomore, OH

Bree Bailey, NC State, GS, OH

Julia Brown, NC State, Senior, OH

Sam Fry, Notre Dame, Senior, MB

Caroline Holt, Notre Dame, Senior, Setter

Kamalani Akeo, Pitt, Junior, Setter

Stephanie Williams, Pitt, Soph, OH

Santita Ebangwese, Syracuse, Junior, MB, 

Kylie Long, Wake Forest, Senior, OH

Preseason Player Volleyball Awards: Atlantic Sun Conference

Lipscomb's Carlyle Nusbaum was voted the ASUN Preseason

Player of the Year after a stellar 2016 season in which she won

Player of the Year and Tournament MVP honors.

Kennesaw State's senior libero Katarina Morton was voted the Preseason

Defensive Player of the Year for the third-straight season.

Maggie Rick of FGCU rounded out the superlative honors taking home the

Preseason Setter of the Year award.  

2017 ASUN Volleyball Player All-Conference awards

* Amanda Carroll, OH, Jr., FGCU 

* Anaiah Boyer, OH, Sr., Kennesaw State

*Carlyle Nusbaum, OH, Jr., Lipscomb

Maggie Rick, S, Jr., FGCU

Katarina Morton, L, Sr., Kennesaw State

Kristi Piedimonte, S, Sr., Kennesaw State

Gabby O'Connell, OH, So., North Florida

Preseason Player Volleyball Awards: Big 12 Conference

Preseason Player of the Year

Kelsie Payne, Kansas, Senior, RS

Preseason Freshman Player of the Year

Lexi Sun, Texas, Freshman, OH

  • Katie Staiger Baylor, Senior, OH
  • Jess Schaben Iowa State Junior OH
  • Ainise Havili Kansas Senior Setter
  • Kelsie Payne Kansas Senior OPP
  • Madison Rigdon Kansas Senior OH
  • Bryna Vogel Kansas State Senior OPP
  • Madison Drescher Oklahoma Junior OH
  • Anna Walsh TCU Junior MB
  • Ebony Nwanebu Texas Senior OH
  • Chiaka Ogbogu Texas Senior Senior MB
  • Micaya White Texas Sophomore OH
  • Reyn Akiu Texas Tech Junior L/DS
  • Payton Caffrey West Virginia Sophomore OH

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Preseason Player Volleyball Awards: Big East Conference

Preseason Volleyball Player of the Year

Lydia Dimke Creighton Senior Setter

All Conference Preseason Player Volleyball Team 

Anna Logan Butler Junior OH

Lydia Dimke Creighton Senior Setter

Taryn Kloth Creighton Junior OH

Jaali Winters Creighton Junior OH

Brittany Witt Creighton Sophomore DS

Brittany Maxwell DePaul Junior OPP

Symone Speech Georgetown Junior MB

Allie Barber Marquette Sophomore OH

Jenna Rosenthal Marquette Junior OPP/MB

Erica Di Maulo St. John's Sophomore Setter

Allie Loitz Villanova Senior OH

Kristen Massa Xavier Senior OH

Preseason Player Awards: Big Sky

The Big Sky does not name a Preseason Player team.

Preseason Player Volleyball Awards: Big South Conference

Preseason Player of the Year

Maddie Palmer, Radford, Senior, OH

All Conference Preseason Player Volleyball Team 

Haley Barnes, High Point, Senior, OH

Molly Livingston, High Point, Junior, MB

Haley Kleespies, Radford, Junior, Setter

Madison Martin, Charleston Southern, Junior, Libero

Anna Gregg, Liberty, Sophomore, MB

Anna Willey, Liberty, Senior, Setter

Preseason Player Volleyball Awards: Big Ten Conference


  • Ali Bastianelli, Illinois
  • Jordyn Poulter, Illinois
  • Claire Kieffer-Wright, Michigan
  • Alyssa Garvelink, MSU
  • Alexis Hart, Minnesota
  • Molly Lohman, Minnesota
  • Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota
  • Mikaela Foeke, Nebraska
  • Kelly Hunter, Nebraska
  • Ali Frantii, Penn State
  • Simone Lee, Penn State
  • Haleigh Washington, Penn State
  • Danielle Cuttino, Purdue
  • Molly Haggerty, Wisconsin
  • Tionna Williams, Wisconsin 

Preseason Player Awards: Big West Conference

Preseason Player Volleyball Awards: Colonial Athletic Association

Preseason Player of the Year

Jocelyn Kuilan, Towson 

2017 Preseason All-CAA Volleyball Team

Name  School  Pos.   Cl.   Hometown

Taylor Austin James Madison DS/LSr. Ashburn, Va.

Jocelyn Kuilan Towson RS Jr. Toa Baja,  Puerto Rico

Kennedy Madison College of Charleston MB Jr. Evansville, Ind.

Laura Masciullo Hofstra OH So. La Spezia,  Italy

Michela Rucli Hofstra MB Jr. Remanzacco, Italy

Kristen Walding Northeastern S Sr. Deer Park, Ill. 

Preseason Player Volleyball Awards: Conference USA

Preseason Player of the Year

Alyssa Cavanaugh, Western Kentucky, Senior, OH

All Conference Preseason Player Volleyball Team 

Jessica Lucas, Western Kentucky, Senior, Setter

Rachel Anderson, Western Kentucky, Junior, Middle Hitter

Catherine Repsher, Southern Miss, Sophomore, OH

Sarah Bell, Southern Miss, Junior, Setter

Amanda Chamberlain, North Texas, Senior, MB

Holly Milam, North Texas, Senior, MB

Madison McDaniel, Rice, Senior, Setter

Portia Okafor, Rice, Senior, Middle Blocker

Madison Hill, Marshall, Sophomore, Middle Blocker

Jac'cara Walker, Marshall, Sophomore, OH

Abbi Reid, Florida Atlantic, Junior, RS

Marijeta Runjic, UTSA, Senior, OH

Preseason Player Awards: Horizon League

None awarded.

Preseason Player Awards: Ivy League

The Ivy League doesnt present preseason awards. 

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