Dec. 17, 2003
Georgia Tech volleyball standouts Kele Eveland (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Lynnette Moster (Liberty, Ind.), Alexandra Preiss (Berlin, Germany) and Lauren Sauer (Huntsville, Ala.) were each named to American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) all-American teams, which was released Wednesday.
Eveland, who has leads the nation in assists per game (14.93) earned first-team accolades and becomes the first player in Georgia Tech and ACC history to be named first-team all-American. The 2003 ACC Player of the Year, Eveland broke the ACC career assists record earlier this season and finished her career fourth on the NCAA career assist list with 6.464.
Moster, a two-time AVCA all-American, garnered third-team all-American honors this season. The junior outside hitter finished the year with 541 kills and hit .315 on the season while finishing second on the team in digs with 409.
Preiss, an honorable-mention selection, led the team and is ninth in the country in hitting percentage with a .417 average. A first-team all-ACC selection, the senior middle blocker finished her career ranked first on Tech’s career hitting percentage list (.364), fifth on the career block assists list (399) and ninth on the career kill list (1,251).
Sauer, an honorable-mention selection, finished the season with 541 kills and was ranked second in the ACC with 4.23 kills per game and seventh in the conference in hitting percentage (.327). The junior outside hitter earned all-ACC and all-region honors and is currently ranked 10th on Tech’s career kill list.
All four players helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a school-record 34 wins, their highest-ever ranking of fourth, and to a region final berth in this year’s NCAA Tournament.