Lane Carico Tabbed AVCA All-America Honorable Mention

Lane Carico Tabbed AVCA All-America Honorable Mention

Dec. 17, 2008

Omaha, Neb. – University of Miami freshman volleyball player Lane Carico added to her postseason awards Wednesday afternoon when we she was selected as an Honorable Mention student-athlete to this year’s American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America Team.

Carico becomes just the fifth player in UM history to be named an Honorable Mention performer by the AVCA, joining former UM standouts Karla Johnson and Francheska Savage (2005), Valeria Tipiana (2004) and Leyre Santaella Sante (2003).

As far as freshmen present on this year’s first three teams as well as honorable mention, Carico is one of just three student-athletes to pick up the prize. She joins Third Team members Kanani Danielson (Hawai’i) and Kelly Murphy (Florida).

After leading the Hurricanes in kills (369) and finishing ranked sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Carico–a native of Manhattan Beach, Calif., finished the year with a team-best 3.18 kills per set average while hoisting a .217 clip (369-136-1075). The 5-11 freshman also finished atop the UM stat sheet in service aces (35) while placing sixth in the league overall.

Carico has already been named as the AVCA East Region Freshman of the Year, as well as being selected as the ACC Freshman of the Year. She would be named to the All-East Region Second Team, All-ACC Second Team and All-ACC Freshman Team.

Carico finished the season with a team-best 16 double-double performances, including a 16-kill, 24-dig performance in UM’s come-from-behind 3-2 win over in-state rival Florida State in the season finale. She collected 19 overall double-digit kills’ matches on the year to go along with 22 matches in which she registered double-digits for digs.

Clemson’s Danielle Hepburn was named to this year’s Third Team, while there were a total of 10 ACC student-athletes on the Honorable Mention list.

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