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2008 Stellar Spiker Teams Honor Players from Across America

05-Feb-2009


The Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU) is pleased to announce its selection of the 2008 CVU.com Stellar Spiker teams.

In honoring the 88 student athletes from across the nation, CVU.com looked for players that exhibited excellence and balance. While NCAA statistical rankings were considered, they weren't the only consideration. Also considered in forming the two teams of 14 and in choosing the 60 Honorable Mention selections was the impact the player had on helping her team succeed as well as conference awards.

First- and Second-Team selections were formed around the idea of building a team with a starting lineup of seven players and then two players per starting slot were chosen to fill out each team.

The Honorable Mention team did not follow this pattern.

CVU.com Stellar Spikers First Team

Name Position Class Team Conference
Cynthia Barboza OH Sr. Stanford Pac-10
Hana Cutura OH Jr. California Pac-10
Nicole Fawcett OH Sr. Penn State Big Ten
Destinee Hooker OH Jr. Texas Big 12
Yarimar Rosa OH Jr. FIU Sun Belt
Julie Rubenstein OH Sr. Pepperdine WCC
Foluke Akinradewo MB Sr. Stanford Pac-10
Christa Harmotto MB Sr. Penn State Big Ten
Danielle Hepburn MB Sr. Clemson ACC
Stephanie Lynch MB Sr. Purdue Big Ten
Lara Newberry L Sr. Chattanooga Southern
Brittany Stowers L Sr. Northern Arizona Big Sky
Alisha Glass S Sr. Penn State Big Ten
Kaylee Manns S Jr. Iowa State Big 12

CVU.com Stellar Spikers Second Team

Name Position Class Team Conference
Ashley Adams OH Sr. Samford Southern
Amy DeGroot OH Jr. San Diego WCC
Megan Hodge OH Jr. Penn State Big Ten
Jordan Larson OH Sr. Nebraska Big 12
Sammi McCloud OH Jr. Saint Louis Atlantic 10
Emily Stockman OH Jr. Wichita State MVC
Ashley Asberry MB Sr. Middle Tennessee Sun Belt
Mekana Barnes MB Sr. Colorado State Mountain West
Lauren Gibbemeyer MB So. Minnesota Big Ten
Arielle Wilson MB So. Penn State Big Ten
Shelley Walroth L Jr. Jacksonville Atlantic Sun
Kelly Broussard L Sr. Wichita State MVC
Carli Lloyd S So. California Pac-10
Meredith Schamun S So. Rice Conference USA

CVU.com Stellar Spikers Honorable Mention

Name Position Class Team Conference
Sydney Anderson S So. Nebraska Big 12
Nevena Djordjevic S Jr. Oregon Pac-10
Jenna Hagglund S So. Washington Pac-10
Mary Elizabeth Hooper S Fr. Wichita State MVC
Michelle Kocher S Fr. Texas Big 12
Wioleta Leszczynska S Sr. St. John's Big East
Jillian Mitchell S Jr. Western Michigan Mid American
Kelsey Murphy S Jr. Clemson ACC
Whitney Roth S Jr. Saint Louis Atlantic 10
Sarah Rumely S Jr. Kentucky SEC
Nellie Spicer S Sr. UCLA Pac-10
Lexi Zimmerman S So. Michigan Big Ten
Kelly Murphy S/OH Fr. Florida SEC
Elena Martinez L Sr. LSU SEC
Ashley Mass L So. Iowa State Big 12
Tamari Miyashiro L Jr. Washington Pac-10
Allison Nieters L So. Iona MAAC
Caitlin Strimel L Jr. Western Michigan Mid American
Amila Barakovic OH Sr. UALR Sun Belt
Jennifer Berwanger OH So. Southern Illinois MVC
Ivana Bozic OH Sr. UAB Conference USA
Lane Carico OH Fr. Miami ACC
Alix Daley OH Sr. UCLA Pac-10
Emily Day OH Sr. Loyola Marymount WCC
Laura DeBruler OH So. Illinois Big Ten
Brook Dieter OH So. Minnesota Big Ten
Ashley Engle OH Jr. Texas Big 12
Nikki Fowler OH Fr. Tennessee SEC
Ellen Herman OH Jr. Ohio Mid American
Hayley Hills OH Jr. Eastern Washington Big Sky
Alix Klineman OH So. Stanford Pac-10
Ivana Kujundzic OH Jr. South Carolina SEC
Gorana Maricic OH Sr. Oregon Pac-10
Brittany Moore OH Sr. Cal State Fullerton Big West
Karyn Morgan OH Sr. Rice Conference USA
Tara Mueller OH So. Nebraska Big 12
Sonja Newcombe OH Jr. Oregon Pac-10
Angie Porche OH Jr. Valparaiso Horizon
Sara Radosevic OH Sr. Tulane Conference USA
Katie Sanders OH Jr. Baylor Big 12
Rubena Sukaj OH Sr. American Patriot
Burgandy McCurty MH Jr. Siena MAAC
Lori Baird MB Sr. Utah Mountain West
Ashley Benson MB So. Indiana Big Ten
Anna Breyfogle MB Jr. Baylor Big 12
Lucy Charuk MB So. Houston Conference USA
Elyse Chubb MB Fr. Coll. of Charleston Southern
Brittnee Cooper MB Jr. LSU SEC
Neticia Enesi MB Jr. Oregon Pac-10
Amanda Gil MB Fr. UCLA Pac-10
Jaclyn Houston MB Sr. Cal Poly Big West
Jessica Houts MB Jr. Creighton MVC
Alex Kelly MB So. Lipscomb Atlantic Sun
Vanessa King MB Jr. Michigan State Big Ten
Jessie Nevitt MB Sr. Cincinnati Big East
Jourdan Norman MB Sr. Duke ACC
Amber Simpson MB Sr. New Mexico State WAC
Ashten Stelken MB Sr. Northern Iowa MVC
Jessica Swarbrick MB Sr. Washington Pac-10
Emillie Toone MB Sr. Utah Mountain West

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