FRESHMAN TEAM 1 Stubbe ARIZ (2.88 kps, .280,) 2 Francis STAN (2.84 kps, .197, .55 bps) 3 Miner STAN (11.47 aps, .286 Team %, .50 bps) 4 Ariail USC (1.88 kps, .360, 1.08 bps) 5 Tuaniga USC (10.11 aps, .242 Team %,) 6 Bays WASH (3.23 dps, 1.10 aps, .22 saps) 7 Ryan WSU (2.12 kps, .315, .67 bps)
These show the traditional bias to spreading the love (every team mentioned once), as well as a slight bias to seniors (see Botkin on 1st Team). I was a little setter heavy, but I think it's warranted this year. We could also end up libero-heavy, as Massey could easily get it instead Goings. I also went libero heavy on some toss-ups (CU could easily see Ewert or Tabron get a nod, but I think the coaches/SIDs will give a nod to DeLuzio for taking the "digs" title; Bacon/Murphy will probably be a toss-up as a first-second teamers for Oregon; Fleck def doesn't have the 'boxscore' stats for 1st Team but I think she's prolly gonna be LOY and we're past the days of not having any liberos on 1st Team).
There was a post a while back in a different thread listing all the opposites better than Kipp. It was fair--there are some very good opposites this year--but... Kipp is very good, and I think she's been under the radar as far as national buzz. I wouldn't expect her to be on any All American teams except for maybe honorable mention bc I don't expect Stanford to get past the first weekend, but watch out next year.
Cumulative 2014-2021 (12-11-10 etc. in points for places)
Washington (88) Stanford (80) UCLA (69) Oregon (65) Utah (63) USC (62) WSU (52) Arizona (49) Colorado (48) ASU (28) OSU (25) Cal (17)
Simply put, this is a SMH (misleading) post more deserving to be in a homer thread. If you subtract the 2021 COVID spring season where a deciminated Stanford team played a total of 10 matches (compared with UW's 24) and finished 11th (compared with UW's 1st) in the conference, then Stanford would be ahead of Washington. It is fair to say SU and UW have dominated the B12 the last 18--2004 being the first year ever that UW won the conference-- years, with 10 and 7 titles (including ties) respectively, even counting the almost universally asterisked spring 2021 year. Overall, Stanford has 19 conference championships; UW: 6. pac-12.com/sport/womens-volleyball (click link to RECORD BOOK).
Ok, here's my homer stat. The Huskies have won 5 of the last 9 Pac 12 championships (sharing it with USC in 2015). Stanford has won 4 during the same stretch. I can hear the counterargument already and it's a knockout: Stanford has won 3 national championships during the same time period.
Any way you slice it, Stanford and Washington have been the dominant Pac 12 teams for two decades. Over the last 21 years, the only other teams to win or share the conference title are Cal (sharing it once in 2010) and USC (winning outright 3 times and sharing it with Washington in 2015).
Below is the 18-member All-Pac-12 team and seven-member Pac-12 All-Freshman team, also voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches. Head coaches were not allowed to vote for their own player or themselves. Players must appear in two-thirds of their institution’s Conference matches to be eligible for Pac-12 postseason awards. Six Pac-12 teams are headed to the NCAA Tournament, which begins this week, the 21st time in the past 22 seasons the Conference has sent at least that many programs to the postseason.
2021 ALL-PAC-12 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM PLAYER, TEAM POS. HT. HOMETOWN Karson Bacon, Oregon MB 6-4 Fontana, Calif. Caitie Baird, Stanford** OH 6-3 Indianapolis, Ind. Brooke Botkin, USC*** OH 6-2 Houston, Texas Anna Dodson, UCLA MB 6-5 Fort Collins, Colo. Samantha Drechsel, Washington** OH 6-4 Woodinville, Wash. Dani Drews, Utah**** OH 6-0 Sandy, Utah Zoe Fleck, UCLA** DS/L 5-6 Granada Hills, Calif. Marin Grote, Washington MB 6-4 Burbank, Calif. Claire Hoffman, Washington** OH 6-2 Pleasant Hill, Ore. Iman Isanovic, Arizona State OH 6-1 Riga, Latvia Magda Jehlárová, Washington State*** MB 6-3 Prerov, Czech Republic Kendall Kipp, Stanford OPP 6-5 Newport Beach, Calif. Mac May, UCLA**** OH/OPP 6-3 Dubuque, Iowa Brooke Nuneviller, Oregon** OH/L 5-11 Chandler, Ariz. Ella May Powell, Washington*** S 6-0 Fayetteville, Ark. Hannah Pukis, Washington State** S 5-11 Tacoma, Wash. Madelyn Robinson, Utah OH 5-10 Highland, Utah Pia Timmer, Washington State** OH 6-2 Emlichheim, Germany
2021 PAC-12 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM PLAYER, TEAM POS. HT. HOMETOWN Tyrah Ariail, USC MB 6-1 Frisco, Texas Lauren Bays, Washington L 6-8 Orange County, Calif. Sami Francis, Stanford OH 6-6 San Diego, Calif. Kami Miner, Stanford S 6-0 Redondo Beach, Calif. Katy Ryan, Washington State OPP 6-5 Rathdrum, Idaho Puk Stubbe, Arizona OPP 6-0 Gouda, Netherlands Mia Tuaniga, USC S 5-9 Long Beach, Calif.
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2021 18:53:55 GMT -5 by publius
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