SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Young, Schmidt tabbed AVCA All-America Honorable Mention

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Southwest Minnesota State University senior Angela Young and junior Meg Schmidt were each named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention team on Tuesday afternoon.

Young, a senior outside hitter from Conde, S.D., led SMSU with 440 kills while recording a .265 hitting percentage. She also ranked second on the team with 228 digs, fourth in blocks with 47, and is fifth with 27 service aces.

In the latest NCAA statistics (Dec. 4), Young ranks 10th in kills per set, 10th in points per set, and 15th in kills. She also earned Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II National Player of the Week honors on Oct. 26.

Young was named first team All-NSIC for the second time in November.

Schmidt, a junior right-side hitter from Jordan, played multiple positions for the Mustangs this season. Schmidt finished second on the team in kills (334), and points (409.5), while ranking third in assists (129), service aces (32) and blocks (64). Schmidt reached double figures in kills 19 times this season and was one of 35 players in the nation to record a triple-double in the regular season. Schmidt also earned first team All-NSIC in November.

Both Young and Schmidt earned their first AVCA All-Region honors earlier this month.

Young and Schmidt are the 15th and 16th Mustangs since 2005 to earn AVCA All-America honors, and the first to do so since 2018.

Southwest Minnesota State finished the 2021 season with a record of 21-8.

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