Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats senior outside hitter Lacie
Smith was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association 26th
annual All American team for the 2006 season. Named to the AVCA
Honorable Mention team, the award caps off a brilliant career after
leading the Lady Bobcats to their ninth straight Carolinas-Virginia
Athletic Conference title.
Smith finished her four year collegiate career with three CVAC
Regular Season Championships, four CVAC Tournament Titles, and
participated in four NCAA Tournaments. In 2005, Smith guided the
Lady Bobcats to a program best Sweet Sixteen finish at the NCAA
Tournament, and was named to the NCAA Atlantic All Region
The owner of three school records, (career service aces - 190;
digs - 1098; kills - 1915), Smith was also named the CVAC Player of
the Year for 2006 and was named CVAC Tournament MVP for the second
year and a row. Her senior year also included recognition on the
AVCA Atlantic All Region team.
A four time All CVAC Team member, (second team as a freshman and
sophomore; first team as a junior and senior), Smith was named to
the CVAC's All Time team and finished her career with a 113-40
(69-7 CVAC) record.
The 2006 All-America selections were made by the AVCA Division II
All-America Committee: Kim Sudbeck, Augustana College, chairperson;
Mario Andaya, Central Washington University; Christy Benner,
Wheeling Jesuit University; Jim Boos, University of Minnesota
Duluth; Debbie Hendricks, Metropolitan State College of Denver;
Sandy Hoffman, Bentley College; Laurie Lokash, Slippery Rock
University; Stephanie Radecki, University of North Alabama; and
Jill Stephens, Florida Southern College.