Goodman, Dyer Named All-Americans

Senior Chelsea Goodman capped her Cougar career with a third-team All-America selection this season. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

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PROVO -- Two Cougars were honored this week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for their outstanding play during the 2007 season as senior outside hitter Chelsea Goodman was named to the All-America Third Team and junior middle blocker Rachel Dyer received All-America honorable mention. Goodman is the first Cougar named to an All-America Team since Nina Puikkonen earned first-team honors in 2000.

"These two players had outstanding seasons for us," said BYU head coach Jason Watson. "What they did for our program makes these awards very fitting."

The two BYU players helped the Cougars achieve a 24-8 overall record this season, including their 24th NCAA appearance in the 27 years of the event and their first Regional Finals appearance since 1998.

A first-team AVCA West All-Region honoree, Goodman, from Mesa, Ariz., set the Mountain West Conference career double-double record this year with 57, including an MWC-leading 23 in her senior campaign. The three-time all-league selection ranked among the conference's top 10 in kills, aces, points and digs this year and was honored as the MWC Player of the Week once. She recorded 20 or more kills in seven matches and posted a triple-double at Utah with 21 kills, 11 digs and 12 blocks to help the Cougars earn their first win in Salt Lake City since 2001. Goodman finished her Cougar career ranked among the top seven all-time in BYU history in career kills, digs and kills per game. She also received West All-Region honors last year while earning All-America Honorable Mention.

"Chelsea Goodman has been the heart of our team," said Watson. "I'm very proud of her for what she has accomplished and for what she means to BYU women's volleyball."

"It's an exciting accomplishment to end my career with this award, especially knowing that I improved each year of my career," said Goodman. "It's really a credit to my team; all 18 of our girls deserve All-America awards. We really put ourselves in a position to be recognized on a national level."

Dyer earned her first All-America and All-Region awards this season after receiving honorable mention all-region last year. The two-time All-MWC honoree led the league and ranked 10th in the nation in hitting percentage while ranking fourth in the MWC in blocks. She posted double-digit kills in 24 of 32 matches and hit .500 or above 12 times. The Encinitas, Calif., native tallied four double-doubles while leading BYU in blocks 17 times, hitting 13 times and kills five times. Her overall season hitting percentage of .411 ranks fourth all-time in Cougar history.

"Rachel Dyer has done great things in her Cougar career," said Watson. "I know that she's not done and will continue to guide this program and build upon the foundation she helped establish this season."

2007 AVCA DIVISION I FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

Player, Institution, Pos., Yr., Ht., Hometown

Foluke Akinradewo * @, Stanford University, MB, Jr. 6-3, Plantation, Florida

Cynthia Barboza *, Stanford University, OH, Jr. 6-0, Long Beach, California

Juliann Faucette, Texas, OH, Fr., 6-2, San Diego, California

Nicole Fawcett * @, Penn State University, OH, Jr., 6-4, Zanesfield, Ohio

Christa Harmotto $, Penn State University, MB, Jr., 6-2, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Megan Hodge *, Penn State University, OH, So., 6-3, Durham, North Carolina

Asia Kaczor $, Univ. of Southern California, RS/Opp., Sr., 6-4, Wroclaw, Poland

Bryn Kehoe $ +, Stanford University, S, Sr., 5-11, North Bend, Ohio

Christal Morrison * % +, Washington, OH, Sr., 6-2, Puyallup, Washington

Sarah Pavan * ' #, University of Nebraska, RS/Opp., Sr., 6-5, Kitchener, Ontario

Angie Pressey $, University of California, OH, Sr., 5-8, Heathrow, Florida

Nellie Spicer *, UCLA, S, Jr., 5-10, Barrington, Illinois

2007 AVCA DIVISION I SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

Player, Institution, Pos., Yr., Ht., Hometown

Taylor Carico, USC, S, So., 5-11, Manhattan Beach, California

Hana Cutura, University of California, OH, So., 6-3, Zagreb, Croatia

Brittney Dolgner, University of Wisconsin, OH, So., 6-0, Waupun, Wisconsin

Alisha Glass, Penn State University, S, So., 6-0, Leland, Michigan

Rachel Holloway !, University of Nebraska, S, So., 5-10, Franklin, Tennessee

Destinee Hooker, The University of Texas, OH, So., 6-4, San Antonio, Texas

Christina Houghtelling ', Nebraska, OH, Sr., 6-2, Cambridge, Nebraska

Alix Klineman, Stanford University, OH, Fr., 6-4, Manhattan Beach, California

Gorana Maricic, University of Oregon, OH, Jr., 6-3, Subotica, Serbia

Angie McGinnis * +, University of Florida, S, Sr., 5-11, Fraser, Michigan

Tracy Stalls $, University of Nebraska, MB, Sr., 6-3, Denver, Colorado

Jessica Swarbrick !, Washington, MB, Jr., 6-1, El Dorado, California

2007 AVCA DIVISION I THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

Player, Institution, Pos., Yr., Ht., Hometown

Kylie Atherstone, Cal Poly, RS/Opp., Jr., 6-1, Chico, California

Mekana Barnes, Colorado State, MB, Jr., 6-0, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Chelsea Goodman, Brigham Young University, OH, Sr., 5-11, Mesa, Arizona

Marcie Hampton, University of Florida, OH, Sr., 6-1, Gainesville, Florida

Hui Ping Huang, St. John's University, MB, Sr., 6-2, Shanghai, China

Nataly Korobkova, Kansas State, RS/Opp., Jr., 6-3, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Jordan Larson *, University of Nebraska, OH, Jr., 6-2, Hooper, Nebraska

Tamari Miyashiro, University of Washington, DS/Lib., So., 5-7, Kanehoe, Hawai'i

Michelle Moriarty !, The University of Texas, S, Sr., 5-10, Houston, Texas

Lauren Paolini, The University of Texas, MB, Jr., 6-5, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Taylor Reineke, University of Wisconsin, MB, Sr., 6-3, Naperville, Illinois

Ashley Schatzle, Michigan State University, OH, Sr., 6-1, Monroe, Michigan

* indicates 2006 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

' indicates 2005 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

# indicates 2004 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

$ indicates 2006 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

@ indicates 2005 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

% indicates 2004 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

! indicates 2006 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection

+ indicates 2005 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection

2007 Division I AVCA Freshman of the Year: Juliann Faucette, Texas, OH

2007 Division I AVCA Player of the Year: Announced at AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet on Dec. 14, 2007

2007 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-America

Ashley Adams (Middle Tennessee, RS/Opp., Jr.)

Jackie Ahlers (Stony Brook, OH, Sr.)

Megan Argabright (Western Kentucky, MB, Jr.)

Ashley Asberry (Middle Tennessee, MB, Jr.)

Stephanie Barry (Delaware, DS/Lib., So.)

Kelly-Anne Billingy (Marshall, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Latoya Blunt (St. John's, MB, Sr.)

Natalie Bogan (Rice, MB, So.)

Abbey Breit (Jacksonville State, OH, Sr.)

Jade Brown (Maryland, OH, Sr.)

Katie Bruzdzinski (Michigan, OH, Sr.)

Shelby Burton (Memphis, MB, Sr.)

Alona Cherkez (Villanova, OH, Sr.)

Alexis Crimes (Long Beach State, MB, Sr.)

Elyse Cusack (Florida, DS/Lib., So.)

Lauren DeGirolamo (LSU, MB, So.)

Carrie DeMange (Duke, MB, Sr.)

Svetlana Dukule (Louisville, OH, Sr.)

Rachel Dyer (BYU, MB, Jr.)

Didem Ege (Clemson, DS/Lib., So.)

Justine Farmer (Houston, OH, Jr.)

Leanne Felsing (Wisconsin-Milwaukee, S/H, Sr.)

Elizabeth Fleming (Marshall, S, Fr.)

Ashley Fornstrom (Colorado State, S, Jr.)

Kelly Goc (Creighton, MB, Sr.)

Melissa Griffin (Ohio, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Marcela Gurgel (South Florida, OH, So.)

Ali Hausfeld (Duke, S, Sr.)

Danielle Hepburn (Clemson, MB, Jr.)

Jaclyn Houston (Cal Poly, MB, Jr.)

Jamie Houston (Hawai'i, OH, Jr.)

Crystal Hudson (Alabama, MB, Sr.)

Talisa Kellogg (Georgia Tech, OH, Jr.)

Sarah Kirkwood (Virginia, OH, Sr.)

Wioleta Leszczynska (St. John's, S, Jr.)

Sara Lungren (Wichita State, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Stephanie Lynch (Purdue, MB, Jr.)

Elena Martinez (LSU, DS/Lib., Jr.)

Crystal Matich (Santa Clara, S, Sr.)

Jenn Miller (Tulane, DS/Lib., So.)

Lauren Miramontes (UNLV, MB, Sr.)

Rachael Moss (Duke, OH, So.)

Kelsey Murphy (Clemson, S, So.)

Amanda Nielson (Utah State, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Queen Nzenwa (Kentucky, MB, Jr.)

Kim Oguh (New Mexico State, MB, Sr.)

Angie Porche (Valparaiso, OH, So.)

Jill Quayle (Xavier, MB, Sr.)

Sara Radosevic (Tulane, OH, Jr.)

Jamie-Lee Richards (Dayton, OH, Sr.)

Yarimar Rosa (Florida International, OH, So.)

Erin Schroeder (Dayton, S, Jr.)

Julia Silva (Tulsa, S, Sr.)

Jackie Simpson (Wisconsin, S, Sr.)

Ulrike Stegemann (Georgia Tech, RS/Opp., Sr.)

Meghan Steiner (Clemson, MB, Sr.)

Jaime Strauss (Colorado State, OH, Jr.)

Rubena Sukaj (American, OH, Jr.)

Bridget Wells (Tulane, RS/Opp., Jr.)

Lena Yee (St. John's, DS/Lib., Jr.)

Brittany Zahn (Appalachian State, OH, Sr.)

Lexi Zimmerman (Michigan, S, Fr.)