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Milos Named to AVCA All-Midwest First Team

Milos Named to AVCA All-Midwest First Team

TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts University sophomore Laura Milos was recognized Tuesday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association being named to the all-Midwest Region First Team.

Milos posted the fourth best mark for kills in a single-season in Summit League and ORU history. Her 583 kills were the most since Ori Zuzic tallied 536 during the 2003 season and she becomes the first all-region selection since Zuzic was named AVCA Honorable Mention in 2006.

The sophomore who is the first AVCA First Team selection in ORU history, was named to the all-Summit League Team as her 5.07 kills per set also ranks fourth best in a single-season in the ORU and Summit League record books. She set a single-match record for aces with 12 on Oct. 25 against South Dakota State and finished the year with 54.

She led the league in nearly every offensive category while ranking second in NCAA Division I in kills, kills per set and also finishing third in points per set and fourth in service aces. She finished the season with at least 20 kills in 14 of her final 17 matches.

A native of Porec, Croatia, Milos earned Summit League Player of the Week five times, tying a league record for most honors in a season. She also moved into the top four of the ORU and Summit League single-season kills record book and currently ranks second for kills per set in the ORU record book and third for The Summit League. Milos crossed 1,000 kills for her career to move into the top 10 in the ORU record book and currently sits ninth with 1,085 kills.

Milos will now be added to the AVCA all-America list to be voted on later this month by the AVCA Division I all-America Committee. She also joins a list of Ksenija Jugler ('95), Sheera Sirola ('95), Sibele Theis ('95) and Juliana Moser ('96) as previous first team all-region selections at ORU.

All-Midwest

First Team

Last Name

School

Pos.

Year

T'ara

Austin

Northern Illinois

OH

JR

Kinsey

Batten

Missouri State

S

SR

Katie

Brand**

Kansas State

S

JR

Ainise

Havili**

Kansas

S

SO

Lily

Johnson**

Missouri State

OH

SO

Abbie

Lehman**

Wichita State

MB

SO

Laura

Milos

Oral Roberts

OH

SO

Gwen

Murphy

New Mexico State

MB

SR

Caitlin

Nolan**

Iowa State

L

SR

Kelsie

Payne

Kansas

RS

SO

Katie

Reilly

Wichita State

RS

SR

Danielle

Rygelski

Saint Louis

OH

JR

Tayler

Soucie

Kansas

MB

JR

Alaina

Turner**

Dayton

OH

SR

 

Honorable Mention

 

First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Year

Amber

Erhahon

Dayton

MB

SO

Kayla

Haneline

Northern Iowa

MB

JR

McKenzie

Hart

North Dakota

L

SR

Jenna

Radtke

Northern Illinois

MB

JR

Jess

Schaben

Iowa State

OH

FR

Sarah

Schmid

Denver

MB

SR

 

Freshman of the Year: Jess Schaben, Iowa State, OH

Coach of the Year: Ray Bechard, Kansas 

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