A little over a year ago, Kaylin Korte suffered a season-ending knee injury, but she didn't let it affect her presence as a leader of our team. After a lengthy and strenuous rehab, she's back and stronger than ever 💪We love you, KK 🧡💜#ClemsonVB🏐 #ChampionshipBehavior🐾 pic.twitter.com/pYupJo8r5k— Clemson Volleyball 🏐 (@ClemsonVB) September 17, 2019
A little over a year ago, Kaylin Korte suffered a season-ending knee injury, but she didn't let it affect her presence as a leader of our team. After a lengthy and strenuous rehab, she's back and stronger than ever 💪
We love you, KK 🧡💜#ClemsonVB🏐 #ChampionshipBehavior🐾 pic.twitter.com/pYupJo8r5k
— Clemson Volleyball 🏐 (@ClemsonVB) September 17, 2019
CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson outside hitter Kaylin Korte was named a 2019 Second Team All-ACC recipient, the conference office announced Monday. The honor is Korte’s second All-ACC distinction of her career, having also earned second team honors in 2017. This year, Korte led Clemson in kills (3.58/set), which was also tied for fifth in the conference this season.
Korte, who missed last season due to an ACL tear, started in all 29 matches for the Tigers this year and finished the season with 379 kills, which is 30 more than her total from two years ago. The redshirt junior average 3.66 kills per set in conference matchups, which was good for fifth in the league. Korte posted a team-best eight double-doubles on the year; she currently has 13 for her career. Korte also set single-match career highs in kills (30), attacks (60), aces (5), digs (16) and total blocks (5) this season.
✍️ Just how we drew it up 👉 Kaylin Korte coming out of the timeout.📺 ACCNX (https://t.co/qpq4gDO69s)#OURSTATE🐾 pic.twitter.com/71WElVvOJK— Clemson Volleyball 🏐 (@ClemsonVB) September 13, 2019
✍️ Just how we drew it up 👉 Kaylin Korte coming out of the timeout.
📺 ACCNX (https://t.co/qpq4gDO69s)#OURSTATE🐾 pic.twitter.com/71WElVvOJK
— Clemson Volleyball 🏐 (@ClemsonVB) September 13, 2019
The Morris, Illinois native was named Clemson’s first ACC Player of the Week (Oct. 21) recipient since 2013 after registering a signature performance in the Tigers’ five-set win over Duke (Oct. 18), which was followed by a Clemson sweep over the Demon Deacons (Oct. 20). Against the Blue Devils, Korte tallied a career-high 30 kills and hit .418 on 55 swings. Her 30 kills tied for eighth all-time in a single match in Clemson history and made her one of just three players in the league to accrue at least 30 kills in a single match this year. That weekend, Korte averaged 5.38 kills per set and hit .429.
A career-high 3️⃣0️⃣ kills for Kaylin Korte 🆚 Duke? Yep!📝 https://t.co/S2LgaBFT4JHere's all of them for you! 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/KdNR4RNuSe— Clemson Volleyball 🏐 (@ClemsonVB) October 21, 2019
A career-high 3️⃣0️⃣ kills for Kaylin Korte 🆚 Duke? Yep!
Here's all of them for you! 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/KdNR4RNuSe
— Clemson Volleyball 🏐 (@ClemsonVB) October 21, 2019
Korte also elevated her level of play against back-to-back top-10 opponents versus then-No. 9 Wisconsin and at then-No. 7 Minnesota. Against those pair of Big Ten foes, Korte averaged 4.33 kills per set and 3.83 digs set. She was also named Tournament MVP of Clemson’s Big Orange Bash (Aug. 30-31) after averaging 3.40 kills per set and hit .313 for the tournament. Korte was also designated a 2019 Preseason All-ACC selection.
💪#️⃣1️⃣ KAYLIN KORTE with the HUGE SWING!📺 ACCNX (https://t.co/4e3mvNUq0P)#ClemsonVB🏐 pic.twitter.com/Igm0zDRKds— Clemson Volleyball 🏐 (@ClemsonVB) September 14, 2019
💪#️⃣1️⃣ KAYLIN KORTE with the HUGE SWING!
📺 ACCNX (https://t.co/4e3mvNUq0P)#ClemsonVB🏐 pic.twitter.com/Igm0zDRKds
— Clemson Volleyball 🏐 (@ClemsonVB) September 14, 2019
Korte celebrates with her teammates during Clemson’s five-set win over Duke on Oct. 18, 2019. Photo by Melina Alberti, Clemson Athletic Communications
Twelve different schools are represented on the All-ACC Team, led by Georgia Tech and Pitt with six honorees each. Four student-athletes were recognized from Florida State, Louisville and Notre Dame, followed by three from North Carolina. Miami had two selections, and Boston College, Clemson, NC State, Syracuse and Wake Forest each had one.
The ACC Volleyball postseason awards are determined by a vote by the league’s head coaches.
2019 ACC Volleyball Individual Awards
PLAYER OF THE YEARKayla Lund, Jr., OH, Pitt
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEARTaryn Knuth, Jr., MB, Florida State
SETTER OF THE YEARMatti McKissock, So., S, Georgia Tech
FRESHMAN OF THE YEARJulia Bergmann, OH, Georgia Tech
COACH OF THE YEARMichelle Collier, Georgia Tech
FIRST TEAM ALL-ACCPayton Caffrey^**, Sr., OH, Florida StateTaryn Knuth***, Jr., MB, Florida StateJulia Bergmann, Fr., OH, Georgia TechMariana Brambilla**, So., OH, Georgia TechKodie Comby^, Sr., MB, Georgia TechMatti McKissock, So., S, Georgia TechAiko Jones, R-Fr., OPP, LouisvilleLauren Harrison, R-Fr., OH, North CarolinaCharley Niego**, So., OH, Notre DameZoe Nunez**, So., S, Notre DameKayla Lund***, Jr., OH, PittChinaza Ndee**, Jr., RS/MB, PittLayne Van Buskirk^***, Sr., MB, PittPolina Shemanova^**, So., OH, Syracuse
SECOND TEAM ALL-ACCAmaka Chukwujekwu, Jr., MB, Boston CollegeKaylin Korte**, Jr., OH, ClemsonJasmyn Martin, Jr., OH, Florida StateMikaila Dowd**, So., OH, Georgia TechKayla Kaiser, So., MB, Georgia TechAnna Stevenson, Jr., MH, LouisvilleElizaveta Lukianova**, Jr. , OH , MiamiMelissa Evans***, Jr., OPP, NC StateSydney Bent**, So., OH, Notre DameCaroline Meuth, Fr., OH, Notre DameLexis Akeo, Fr., S, PittHali Hillegas, Sr., L, PittStephanie Williams****, Sr., OH, PittCaitlyn Della**, Sr., MB, Wake Forest
ALL-FRESHMAN TEAMEmma Clothier, MB, Florida StateJulia Bergmann, OH, Georgia TechAmber Stivrins, OH, LouisvilleAmaya Tillman, MB, LouisvilleSavannah Vach, S, MiamiParker Austin, OH, North CarolinaSkyy Howard, MB, North CarolinaCaroline Meuth, OH, Notre DameLexis Akeo, S, Pitt
^denotes unanimous selection*denotes number of career All-ACC honors
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