Mayhew Named to Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team
Aug. 12, 2008
Greensboro, N.C. – Junior outside hitter Genny Mayhew was named to the 2008 Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team on Tuesday afternoon as released by the conference office in Greensboro, N.C.
Mayhew, a 5-foot-11 junior from Clovis, Calif. (Clovis HS), finished ninth in the conference in both kills (428) and points (465) last season. She also finished fourth on the squad in digs (224) and tied for fifth in blocks (43) alongside teammate Ariell Cooke while playing in 111 games for the `Canes.
“Genny Mayhew had a breakout sophomore season,” said UM head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch. “She was a huge part of our offense and became our go-to hitter. It is great to see her well-deserved recognition by the ACC to start the season. Genny’s intensity, hard work and desire to be the best have her already playing at a higher level, and she’s ready to have a huge season and lead us well above outside expectations.”
Clemson dominated this year’s preseason team with four members present while no other team in the conference had more than two players represented. The team is comprised of 18 players selected on by head coaches around the league.
Miami will welcome back several former players on Aug. 23 as team hosts the 4th Annual Alumni Match at the Knight Sports Complex. The season begins Aug. 29 in San Marcos, Texas as the `Canes take part in the CenturyTel Premier Tournament hosted by Texas State University. Other participating schools include host Texas State, Sacramento State, Texas-Pan American and Louisiana-Lafayette.
“We’ve been focusing on our offense and sharpening up our serve-receive,” added Lantagne Welch. “We took a few steps back to start practice today, but then really steadied our passing and offensive rhythm from the set to the attack, and progressed nicely through the rest of practice.”
Season and individual match tickets are on sale and available by calling (800) G0-CANES. You can also order online by visiting www.hurricanesports.com.
2008 PRESEASON ALL-ACC TEAM … Danielle Hepburn (Clemson), Kelsey Murphy (Clemson), Jeannette Abbott (Clemson), Didem Ege (Clemson), Rachael Moss (Duke), Jourdon Normon (Duke), Mira Djuric (Florida State), Brianna Barry (Florida State), Talisa Kellogg (Georgia Tech), Callie Miller (Georgia Tech), Mary Beth Brown (Maryland), Genny Mayhew (Miami), Christine Vaughen (North Carolina), Brianna Eskola (North Carolina), Shannon Davis (Virginia), Lauren Dickson (Virginia), Felicia Willoughby (Virginia Tech), Natalie Mullikin (Wake Forest),