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Recent Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Alyssa Taylor (Trimont, Minn.) has been selected as a candidate for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Taylor was a standout middle hitter for the Gustie volleyball team, earning AVCA Third Team All-America honors in 2015 as well as MIAC Player-of-the-Year.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Tuesday announced its 35th annual All-America teams for NCAA Division III and Gustavus Adolphus College senior middle hitter Alyssa Taylor (Trimont, Minn.) has been named to the Third Team. Taylor becomes just the fifth Gustie to earn All-America honors, and first since 1986, in the 47-year history of the program. Taylor joins Amy LeClaire-Sachs (1984) Linn Erickson (1985, ’86), Valerie Flom (1985, ’86) and Deborah Jungwirth (1986) as the only Gusties to be named All-America.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced its Division III Regional Awards on Thursday and three Gusties were honored. Rachelle Sherden was named Central Region Coach of the Year, while Alyssa Taylor (Sr., Trimont, Minn.) was named All-Region as a middle blocker and Nora Holtan (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) was named Honorable Mention and the Central Region Freshman of the Year.
The Gustavus volleyball team’s dream season came to an end in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday as the Gusties lost in four sets to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by scores of 13-25, 25-17, 20-25 and 26-28. Gustavus battled all the way to the end, but came up short to finish the season with a remarkable 27-3 record.
The Gustavus volleyball team showed no doubt in its MIAC Semifinal match Thursday night as it swept Saint Mary’s in straight sets 25-11, 25-20 and 25-18 to advance to the MIAC Championship for the first time since 2008. With the victory, the Gusties extend their program record win streak to 26 matches and improve to 26-2 overall.
Not even a week after sweeping Saint Mary’ University in straight sets to close out the regular season, the Gustavus volleyball team once again hosts the Cardinals, this time in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoff Semifinals at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Gusties are the No. 1 seed in the playoffs after finishing the conference schedule 11-0, while the Cardinals are the No. 4 seed (8-3 MIAC) and are coming off a straight set victory over Concordia on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2015 Volleyball Awards on Wednesday and Gustavus took home three of the top four honors. Rachelle Sherden earned Coach-of-the-Year, Alyssa Taylor (Sr., Trimont, Minn.) earned Player-of-the-Year and Nora Holtan (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) earned Rookie-of-the-Year. Along with Taylor and Holtan, Brittany Luethmers (Fy., Prior Lake, Minn.) and Taylor Trautman (Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) were named to the All-Conference Team. This year’s four All-MIAC selections for Gustavus marks the second time in program history that four Gusties were selected.
Sophomore tennis player Mohaned Alhouni (Tripoli, Libya) and senior middle hitter Alyssa Taylor (Trimont, Minn.) have been selected as the Gustavus Adolphus College October Male and Female Student-Athletes-of-the-Month presented by Thrivent Financial and voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department.
The Gustavus volleyball team beat Saint Mary’s in straight sets 25-17, 25-21 and 25-23 Saturday afternoon to finish the regular season 25-2 overall and a perfect 11-0 in the MIAC. The decisive victory gave the Gusties their 25th straight win, an undisputed regular season conference championship and marked the first perfect conference record since the 1985 team went 11-0 in the league.
The Gustavus volleyball team is set to host Saint Mary's University at 3 p.m. Saturday in what may be a playoff preview. The Gusties enter the match with an overall record of 24-2 and are 10-0 in the MIAC, which has them locked as the No. 1 seed for playoffs, while the Cardinals are 19-8 overall and 8-2 in the league, and fighting for the No. 2 seed.