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Douglas Named Honorable Mention All-Region

December 4, 2012  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Redshirt freshman outside hitter Caroline Douglas received AVCA All-Region honorable mention honors.

Redshirt freshman outside hitter Caroline Douglas received AVCA All-Region honorable mention honors.

Complete All-Region Teams

Following a standout redshirt freshman season, Liberty outside hitter Caroline Douglas has been named an honorable mention American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-East Region honoree.

Douglas is the sixth Lady Flame all-time to be honored as an AVCA All-Region selection, and first since middle blocker Chelaine McCarty (honorable mention) received the award in 2009.

A native of Greenville, N.C., Douglas was tabbed Big South Player of the Year and Big South Freshman of the Year this season. She is the first Big South volleyball student-athlete to be named conference player of the year and freshman of the year in the same season. Douglas helped the Lady Flames claim their seventh Big South tournament title, earning All-Tournament honors in the process.

Douglas led the Big South in kills, averaging 3.69 kills per set. She recorded 26 kills at High Point, tying for the most by a Big South player this season. Douglas ended the season by registering a match-high 12 kills during Liberty's NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship first round match at No. 8 seed Minnesota.

Liberty (25-8) won its second straight conference tournament title, fourth in the last six seasons and seventh overall in 2012. The Lady Flames have now won the Big South regular-season title six straight years, have posted six straight 20-win seasons, and appeared in the conference title match six years in a row.

2012 AVCA All-East Region Team
Sandra Adeleye, Clemson, MB Sr.
Kelly Bacon, Northeastern, OH, Jr.
Megan Cyr, North Carolina State, S, Sr.
Sareea Freeman, Florida State, MB, Sr.
Alex Johnson, Miami, RS, Jr.
Ali McCurdy, Duke, L, Jr.
Emily McGee, North Carolina, OH, Sr.
Monique Mead, Georgia Tech, RS, Sr.
Alexis Mourning, Miami, MB, So.
Ashley Neff, Florida State, MB, Jr.
Paige Neuenfeldt, North Carolina, MB, Fr.
Emani Sims, Miami, MB, So.
Nrithya Sundararaman, Miami, S, Sr.
Fatma Yildirim, Florida State, OH, Sr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Paige Neuenfeldt, North Carolina, MB

Honorable Mention
Cara Baarendse, Virginia Tech, MB, Sr.
Ashleigh Crutcher, Maryland, OH, So.
Caroline Douglas, Liberty, OH, R-Fr.
I'ishah Keliikoa, Towson, MB, Sr.
Chaniel Nelson, North Carolina, RS, So.
Ryan Shaffer, Miami, L, Jr.