Asque Named to All-ACC Volleyball Team
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore Simone Asque was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Team, as announced Thursday by the league office.
The Chicago, Ill., native led the Cavaliers with 416 kills this season and ranked third in the ACC, averaging 3.65 kills per set. She earned back-to-back ACC Player of the Week honors following a two-week stint in which she landed 87 kills (5.44 kps), including a career-high 29 in a five-set victory over Miami, to lead the squad to three wins in four matches.
Asque’s 29 kills against the Hurricanes tied her for the ninth-best single match output in Virginia history, while her 82 swings in the match was one shy of setting an individual match record for attack attempts.
The outside hitter concluded the season with 416 kills, 211 digs and 48 blocks. She registered double-digit kills in 23 matches and collected a team-high seven double-doubles. In addition, she tallied double-digit kills in 11 of the final 12 matches of the season and reached 20 kills five times throughout that stretch.
To open the season, Asque was named to the Texas A&M Invitational All-Tournament Team after recording 29 kills and 25 digs in three matches. She was also tabbed Preseason All-ACC.
Asque becomes the first Cavalier to earn All-ACC honors since All-American Sarah Kirkwood did so in 2007. Asque was also named to the ACC All-Freshman Team last year.
2009 All-ACC Volleyball Team
Name Yr. Pos. School
Sandra Adeleye Fr. MH Clemson
Didem Ege Sr. DS Clemson
Kelsey Murphy Sr. S Clemson
Lia Proctor Sr. OH Clemson
Becci Burling Jr. MB Duke
Kellie Catanach So. S Duke
Rachael Moss Sr. OH Duke
Brianna Barry Sr. MB Florida State
Mira Djuric Sr. OH Florida State
Rachael Morgan So. OH Florida State
Jordana Price Sr. MB Florida State
Chrissy DeMichelis Sr. OH Georgia Tech
Monique Mead Fr. OH Georgia Tech
Mary Ashley Tippins Jr. S Georgia Tech
Lane Carico So. OH Miami
Cassie Loessberg Sr. DS Miami
Simone Asque So. OH Virginia
Felicia Willoughby Jr. MB Virginia Tech
Player of the Year: Brianna Barry, Sr., MB, Florida State
Defensive Player of the Year: Didem Ege, Sr., DS Clemson
Coach of the Year: Chris Poole, Florida State
2009 ACC All-Freshman Volleyball Team
Name Pos. School
Sandra Adeleye MH Clemson
Alexa Rand MH Clemson
Christiana Gray MB Duke
Fatma Yildirim OH Florida State
Monique Mead OH Georgia Tech
Cara Baarendse MB Virginia Tech
Freshman of the Year: Monique Mead, OH, Georgia Tech