The Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) is pleased to announce its selection of California's Carli Lloyd as the 2010 CVU.com National Setter of the Year.
A senior from Bonsall, Calif., Lloyd directed the Golden Bears to their best season in school history as they captured the Pac-10 title and advanced to the National Championship match.
Cal started the season with 15-straight victories and would go on to a 30-4 record, the most wins in school history.
On the attack, Cal had high marks in both hitting percentage and kills, as the Golden Bears hit .308 for the year — good for a No. 3 ranking in that category — and were sixth in kills per set with 14.63. Lloyd finished ranked eighth in assists per set with 11.83.
In other categories, Lloyd was equally as solid, averaging nearly a kill per set with 0.97 and just over a block at 1.08. She also added 2.52 digs per set. Those stats are all tops among the five CVU honorees this season.
Finally, the 5-11 setter was named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team, earned league Player of the Week honors and picked up a spot on the NCAA Division I All-Championship team.
Lloyd is also a former CVU.com honoree as she was among the Top Five setters in 2008.
The other four setters are newcomers to the list with Jordan Clampitt of Tulsa, San Diego's Kelsi Meyers, Annie Fesl from Cincinnati and USC setter Kendall Batemann rounding out the CVU Top Five.
The five players honored share much in common as not only did they dish out plenty of assists, but their teams were also among the tops in winning, efficiency and total offense.
Tulsa finished in the Top 10 in both hitting percentage (ninth) and kills per set (fourth) as Clampitt took the top spot in assists per set with 13.09. Additionally, the sophomore averaged 2.46 digs per set. The Golden Hurricane finished the season with the most wins in the country and the second-best winning percentage at 31-3.
The No. 2 setter in assists per set, Meyers averaged 12.5 as San Diego was tops in the country with 15.31 kills per set. The Toreros also hit .263 and were ranked 20th in hitting percentage. Individually, Meyers hit .333 with 0.46 kills per set and added 2.32 digs per set.
Showing the strength of Pac-10 offenses, Bateman earns honors after guiding an offense that hit .290 on the season and was ranked eighth in team hitting percentage. The Women of Troy also averaged 14.31 kills per set (15th) while Bateman handed out 12.34 assists per frame.
Another setter guiding a 30-win team, Fesl completed her final season ranked fifth nationally in assists per set with 12.07. The Bearcats were ranked 12th in hitting percentage at .287 and ninth overall in kills per set with 14.47. Fesl contributed to that with .45 kills per set and also added 2.31 digs.
Setter of the Year
Carli Lloyd, Sr., California
The Honorable Mentions are not listed in a specific order and should be referred to as an "Honorable Mention" or one of the "Top Five."