Jackson’s Allen, MacDonald earn All-America honors

Jackson volleyball teammates Emmy Allen and Haley MacDonald were both honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Monday. Timberwolves outside hitter Allen is one of only 24 players named to the AVCA Under Armour Girls High School All-America first team.

Haley MacDonald, a setter, is an honorable mention.

Both Allen and MacDonald signed to play for Washington State University next fall.

Allen and MacDonald were crucial to the Timberwolves’ success over the past three seasons as they won the Class 4A title in 2010, finished fourth last year and placed third this past weekend.

Below is the press release and click here for the complete list.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 14, 2012) – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the seventh annual Under Armour Girls High School All-America Teams.

The 100 players selected for this year’s honors represent 32 states and 89 high schools. Many have already committed to play collegiate volleyball at some of the top programs in the country.

Each of the players on the First Team will be invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match &Skills Competition. The event will be held at the KFC Yum! Center on December 14th in Louisville, Ky., in conjunction with the 2012 AVCA Annual Convention.

Requirements for nomination were that the student-athlete be in her senior year of high school, that she be nominated by her high school coach, that her coach be a member of the AVCA and that her individual season statistics versus all opponents for the entire season be entered into MaxPreps, a free service that aggregates and distributes data on high school sports.

For more information on the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match &Skills Competition, go to http://www.avca.org/ and look for the match banner on the homepage. Tickets are available for purchase now through Ticketmaster.

The Under Armour Girls High School All-America Committee consists of: Region 1 – Rob Slavin, Region 2 – Tony Crisafulli, Region 3 – Lisa Zielinski, Region 4 – Al Bennett, Region 5 – Tracey Kornau, Region 6 – Kyle Yackley, Region 7 – Sue Alstrom, Region 8 – Pat Dorshorst, Region 9 – Kyle Mashima, Region 10 – Jeff Carroll and chairperson Carol Russo.

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