RALEIGH — N.C. State senior setter Megan Cyr, Duke junior libero Ali McCurdy and North Carolinas Emily McGee and Paige Neuenfeldt were named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American honorable mentions Wednesday.
Cyr helped guide the Wolfpack to a 22-10 overall record and a 12-8 ACC mark, the Packs first winning season in conference play since 1988.
McCurdy led the ACC in digs (672) and digs per set (5.25). For the second straight season, she set the school single-season digs record. She also surrendered just 23 receiving errors in 32 matches and anchored the Blue Devils defense.
Neuenfeldt , the ACC Freshman of the Year, totaled 277 kills and led the Tar Heels with 135 blocks this season.
McGee, a senior finished the season with a team-leading 321 kills and 31 aces. She also had the second-most digs with 369. Starting all 32 of Carolinas matches, McGee recorded 15 double-doubles during the season, with double-digit kills in 19 matches and double-digit digs in 22.
Other honorable mentions from the ACC include: Florida States Sareea Freeman and Fatma Yildirim; Marylands Ashleigh Crutcher; Miamis Alex Johnson, Alexis Mourning and Nrithya Sundarararman.
Florida States Ashley Neff, Monique Mead of Georgia Tech and Emani Sims of Miami were selected to the third team.
Saint Augustines: Tom Stewart has been named assistant baseball coach. He will work with the pitchers.
Stewart was the pitching coach at N.C. Wesleyan College the past two seasons. He coached a high school travel team in New York from 1980 to 1995, and has been the pitching coach for the Fuquay-Varina Twins summer league team since 2009. Stewart also has 12 years of experience as a minor league and collegiate umpire.
All-South selections: Dukes James Belshaw and Sebastien Ibeagha, N.C. States Alex Martinez and North Carolinas Miguele Lopez and Boyd Okwuonu were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America First Team.
North Carolinas Scott Goodwin, Andy Craven and Daniel Garcia were named to the second team along with Elons Gabe Latigue, of Apex.
The Tar Heels Jonathan Campbell, Dukes Zach Mathers and Elons Daniel Lovitz were named to the third team.