Nov. 21, 2007
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's volleyball team had five players take home All-West Coast Conference honors highlighted by first-team selections Laurel Abrahamson and Amy DeGroot. Freshman right side Ali Troost was named to the All-Freshman team and both Andrea Csaszi and Torey Ellick were named All-WCC honorable mentions.
Abrahamson, a 6-4 senior from Bloomington, Minn., helped lead the Toreros to a share of the WCC championship this season. For the season, Abrahamson was second on the team in kills with 394 and led the team in hitting percentage at .379. Abrahamson also led the team in blocks with 117. For August, Abrahamson took home the WCC Player of the Month award and was selected as the WCC Player of the Week four times throughout the season.
DeGroot, a 6-1 sophomore from Frenchtown, Mont., also helped lead the Toreros to their second consecutive WCC crown. DeGroot led the team in kills with 423 (3.99 kpg) and was also a huge defensive help for USD as she was second on the team in digs with 286 (2.70 dpg). DeGroot took home the WCC Player of the Week award on two different occasions and recorded a team-best 13 double-doubles during the season.
Troost, a 6-2 freshman from Hemet, Calif., was also a huge help in leading the Toreros to their third WCC title in four years. Troost recorded the third highest kill total on the team with 248, while hitting at a .244 clip. Troost also recorded 58 blocks on the season, five solo.
Csaszi, a 5-10 sophomore from Oceanside, Calif., helped lead USD to the 2007 WCC championship this season. She proved to be the defensive leader for the Toreros as she recorded a team-leading 510 digs, tying her for second at USD in single-season digs with Jackie Bernardine (2004). With Csaszi's leadership on the floor, the Torero defense held their opponents to a .183 clip.
Ellick, a 6-2 sophomore from Capistrano Beach, Calif., helped lead the Toreros to their fifth WCC championship in program history this season. Ellick was a huge help in the middle for the Toreros as she recorded 203 kills, while hitting for a .335 clip. The sophomore was also second on the team in blocks with 89, 22 solo.
The Toreros will now wait for the NCAA selection show to be aired live on ESPNU Sunday at 5 p.m. to learn who and where they will play in the NCAA tournament beginning Nov. 30 on campus sites.