Four Hurricanes Earn All-ACC Honors
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Four University of Miami volleyball student-athletes earned All-ACC honors, the conference announced Monday afternoon.
Senior Janice Leao was named to the All-ACC First Team, while senior Savannah Vach and junior Angela Grieve earned spots on the All-ACC Second Team. Freshman Flormarie Heredia Colon was one of nine players to garner a spot on the 2022 ACC All-Freshman Team.
Leao earned her second career All-ACC honor after starting all 29 matches for the Hurricanes as a senior. The New Bedford, Mass., native led the Hurricanes in both total blocks (93.5) and blocks per set (0.8) this season, while ranking second in the conference in both categories. Additionally, Leao sat in ninth in the ACC in hitting percentage at 32.5 percent.
Vach became the third four-time All-ACC honoree in program history on Monday with her selection to the All-ACC Second Team. She joins Lane Carico (2008-11) and Haley Templeton (2014-18) in the exclusive group. Vach sits in second in the ACC in both total assists (1,136) and assists per set (10.33) and ranks 43rd and 47th among Division I athletes, respectively. Vach surpassed the 4,000-assist mark in the regular season finale, becoming just the fourth player to do so in program history.
Grieve made her second straight appearance on the All-ACC Second Team after pacing the Hurricanes in points (476), kills (411) and kills per set (3.91) this season. She ranked third in all three categories among ACC players and sits in 54th in the nation in points per set at (4.53). Grieve also leads the team in service aces (29) and service aces per set (0.28).
Miami has placed a player on the ACC All-Freshman Team in back-to-back seasons with Heredia Colon’s All-Freshman selection on Monday. In her first season as a Hurricane, Heredia Colon finished the regular season in second and third for kills per set (2.63) and total kills (239), respectively. She was named ACC Freshman of the Week on Nov. 7 after totaling a season-high 18 kills against No. 10 Georgia Tech to go along with two digs and two blocks.
The Hurricanes earned their 11th NCAA Volleyball Championship bid on Sunday and will face the Kansas Jayhawks at 5:30 p.m. in Lincoln, Neb., in the first round of the championship.