AVCA Names Gilbertson Northeast Region Freshman Of The Year And To All-Region Team

AVCA Names Gilbertson Northeast Region Freshman Of The Year And To All-Region Team

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Nov. 9, 2018) – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its all-region teams for NCAA Division III women's volleyball on Thursday and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy freshman outside hitter Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) was selected as the Northeast Region Freshman Of The Year, while also landing on the All-Region Team. 

Gilbertson has been racking in awards as of late, as she was named the Skyline Rookie of the Year and to the First Team All-Skyline earlier in the week, and was selected as the ECAC DIII Metro Rookie of the Month on Wednesday. 

The rookie helped lead the Mariners to an 18-6 overall record, including a perfect 10-0 mark in Skyline Conference action, helping USMMA claim the Skyline Regular Season Championship. She is currently ranked fifth in the nation with 5.13 points per set, while her 4.25 kills per set are good for 12th and her 0.76 service aces per set rank 14th. 

For the complete release from the AVCA, click here

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