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Dec 02, 2019

Korte Earns All-ACC Honors

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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.

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.

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.

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 YEAR
Kayla Lund, Jr., OH, Pitt

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Taryn Knuth, Jr., MB, Florida State

SETTER OF THE YEAR
Matti McKissock, So., S, Georgia Tech

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Julia Bergmann, OH, Georgia Tech

COACH OF THE YEAR
Michelle Collier, Georgia Tech

FIRST TEAM ALL-ACC
Payton Caffrey^**, Sr., OH, Florida State
Taryn Knuth***, Jr., MB, Florida State
Julia Bergmann, Fr., OH, Georgia Tech
Mariana Brambilla**, So., OH, Georgia Tech
Kodie Comby^, Sr., MB, Georgia Tech
Matti McKissock, So., S, Georgia Tech
Aiko Jones, R-Fr., OPP, Louisville
Lauren Harrison, R-Fr., OH, North Carolina
Charley Niego**, So., OH, Notre Dame
Zoe Nunez**, So., S, Notre Dame
Kayla Lund***, Jr., OH, Pitt
Chinaza Ndee**, Jr., RS/MB, Pitt
Layne Van Buskirk^***, Sr., MB, Pitt
Polina Shemanova^**, So., OH, Syracuse

SECOND TEAM ALL-ACC
Amaka Chukwujekwu, Jr., MB, Boston College
Kaylin Korte**, Jr., OH, Clemson
Jasmyn Martin, Jr., OH, Florida State
Mikaila Dowd**, So., OH, Georgia Tech
Kayla Kaiser, So., MB, Georgia Tech
Anna Stevenson, Jr., MH, Louisville
Elizaveta Lukianova**, Jr. , OH , Miami
Melissa Evans***, Jr., OPP, NC State
Sydney Bent**, So., OH, Notre Dame
Caroline Meuth, Fr., OH, Notre Dame
Lexis Akeo, Fr., S, Pitt
Hali Hillegas, Sr., L, Pitt
Stephanie Williams****, Sr., OH, Pitt
Caitlyn Della**, Sr., MB, Wake Forest

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Emma Clothier, MB, Florida State
Julia Bergmann, OH, Georgia Tech
Amber Stivrins, OH, Louisville
Amaya Tillman, MB, Louisville
Savannah Vach, S, Miami
Parker Austin, OH, North Carolina
Skyy Howard, MB, North Carolina
Caroline Meuth, OH, Notre Dame
Lexis Akeo, S, Pitt

^denotes unanimous selection
*denotes number of career All-ACC honors

 

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