Menlo grad Frappier repeats as SCIAC volleyball player of year


Pomona-Pitzer senior outside hitter Allie Frappier of Atherton earned the SCIAC Volleyball Athlete of the Year Award for the second year in a row, it was announced Wednesday by the league office.

Frappier, who was a first-team American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III All-American last season, is currently leading the nation in kills per set at 5.39. A year ago, she led the nation (all divisions) with 5.96 kills per set, including a school-record 40 in a four-set win over CMS, which tied the Division III record for kills in a four-set match during the 25-point era.

This season, Frappier has had a season-high of 32 kills, which she accomplished against nationally ranked Trinity (Texas) in September and then again against Redlands on Oct. 25. She closed out the regular season with 47 kills in seven sets to help the Sagehens to three 3-0 sweeps over Chapman (which clinched a SCIAC bid for Pomona-Pitzer), Caltech, and 20-4 La Verne (when she had 21 kills in three sets).

A native of Atherton and a graduate of Menlo School, Frappier attended Yale for two years before transferring to Pomona. She was a second-team All-Ivy League selection as a freshman in 2011, but did not play as a sophomore due to injury.

Frappier and the Sagehens (19-9) will be in action in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament on Thursday when they travel to face top-seeded Cal Lutheran, which is ranked No. 3 in the nation in Division III.

Frappier had 25 kills and a season-high 25 digs at Cal Lutheran in the first meeting in Thousand Oaks, which the Regals won 3-1 on Sept. 20, and 19 kills in the rematch, which Cal Lutheran won 3-0 on Oct. 17.

Also named to the All-SCIAC team was Palo Alto High grad Megan Coleman of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The senior setter made the first team.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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