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Leao and Vach Named To Preseason All-ACC Team

Leao and Vach Named To Preseason All-ACC Team

by James Knable

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Graduate student Janice Leao and fifth-year senior Savannah Vach have been named to the 2023 Preseason All-ACC Team, the conference announced Thursday morning.

A dynamic duo in both offense and defense, the two Hurricanes look to continue their historic careers as the season approaches.

Last season, Vach started in all 30 matches for the Hurricanes, totaling 1159 assists with 10.26 assists per set average, a figure that ranked third in the conference.

The 2022 season was impressive for Leao as well. The New Bedford, Massachusetts native led the team with 98.5 total blocks with a blocks-per-set average, started in all 30 matches, and registered 259 kills and 356.5 points.

Additionally, the conference released its 2023 Preseason Coaches Poll, where Miami was picked to finish third in the conference behind Pittsburgh and Louisville. 

The Hurricanes start the regular season in Coral Gables on August 25 against Maryland in the Canes Classic.

The full 2023 Preseason Volleyball All-ACC Team and Preseason Coaches Poll can be found below.

2023 Preseason Volleyball All-ACC Team
Mckenna Slavic, Clemson, Gr., S
Gracie Johnson, Duke, Gr., OH
Audrey Koenig, Florida State, Jr., OH
Khouri Louis, Florida State, Jr., MB
Bianca Bertolino, Georgia Tech, Jr., OH
Bella D’Amico, Georgia Tech, Jr., S
Anna DeBeer, Louisville, Sr., OH
Aiko Jones, Louisville, Gr., OPP
Phekran Kong, Louisville, Sr., MB
Charitie Luper, Louisville, Jr., OH
Elena Scott, Louisville, Jr., L/DS
Janice Leao, Miami, Gr., MB
Savannah Vach, Miami, Gr. S

Mabrey Shaffmaster, North Carolina, Jr., OH
Rachel Fairbanks, Pitt, Jr., S
Bre Kelley, Pitt, Jr., MB
Chiamaka Nwokolo, Pitt, Gr., MB
Valeria Vazquez Gomez, Pitt, Sr., OH

2023 Preseason Coaches Poll
Louisville, 190 (8)
Pitt, 189 (7)
Miami, 161
Georgia Tech, 153
Florida State, 153
North Carolina, 126
Duke, 109
NC State, 104
Wake Forest, 82
Notre Dame, 77
Clemson, 73
Boston College, 54
Virginia, 42
Syracuse, 40
Virginia Tech, 22

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