Carico is Stellar Spikers Honorable Mention

Carico is Stellar Spikers Honorable Mention

Feb. 6, 2009

Coral Gables, Fla. – University of Miami volleyball freshman Lane Carico has been honored as one of 60 honorable mention players across the nation for the 2008 Stellar Spiker teams from the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU). Carico was recently tabbed a Rising Star by the CVU.

In honoring the 88 student-athletes from across the nation, looked for players that exhibited excellence and balance. While NCAA statistical rankings were considered, they weren’t the only consideration. Also considered in forming the two teams of 14 and in choosing the 60 Honorable Mention selections was the impact the player had on helping her team succeed as well as conference awards.

First- and Second-Team selections were formed around the idea of building a team with a starting lineup of seven players and then two players per starting slot were chosen to fill out each team.

The Honorable Mention team did not follow this pattern.

On the year for the Hurricanes, Carico (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) averaged 3.59 digs per set while also pulling in a team-leading 16 double-doubles. She also led the squad in kills (369); service aces (35); and also topped the squad in points (433.0).

This is the fourth award/honorable mention for Carico as she also picked up ACC and AVCA East Region Rookie of the Year. In addition, she was selected as an AVCA East Region Freshman Team member, as well as an East Region All-America Honorable Mention.

Clemson’s Danielle Hepburn was the only ACC player named to the First Team with no one selected to the second squad. In addition to Carico, there was Clemson’s Kelsey Murphy and Duke’s Jourdan Norman named to the Honorable Mention list from the ACC who had a total of three teams enter this year’s NCAA field of 64 volleyball tournament.

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