LEXINGTON, Ky. --- Lees-McRae College junior
Taylor Clendenin (Statesville, N.C.) has been named to the 2011
AVCA NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball all-Southeast Region team
for the first time in her career, announced region officials
Clendenin adds to her personal trophy case this season with her
second all-region selection of her career, earning honorable
mention recognition from the AVCA after garnering Daktronics
all-region second team honors last week.
The all-Conference Carolinas First team selection has played
perhaps her best volleyball of the season against regionally ranked
opponents, averaging 3.39 kills per set while attacking at a .275
clip in six matches against Wingate University, Tusculum College,
Armstrong Atlantic State University, Flagler College, and
University of South Carolina at Aiken. Clendenin posted two of her
strongest performances of the season against Wingate and Armstrong
Atlantic, notching 11 and 15 kills, respectively, while notching a
hitting percentage of at least .300 in each contest.
A native of Statesville, N.C., Clendenin earned a spot on the
second team after posting perhaps her best season with the Bobcats,
establishing career-highs in kills (389), kills per set (3.11),
hitting percentage (.250), service aces (53), points (471), and
markers per frame (3.77).
Lees-McRae is expected to return 10 letter-winners from this
season's Conference Carolinas regular season and tournament
championship squad, including Sariah Suryadevara (Cincinnati,
Ohio), the league's Co-Freshman of the Year.