Pomona-Pitzer senior outside hitter Allie Frappier from Atherton earned first-team All-America honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the second year in a row, it was announced Wednesday by the AVCA office.
Frappier earned first-team All-America honors after leading the nation (Division III) in kills per set for the second season in a row. She was a first-team All-America selection in both seasons with the Sagehens, after playing for one season at Yale as a freshman in 2011 (she did not play in 2012 due to injury).
In only two seasons at Pomona-Pitzer, Frappier moved into sixth place in program history on the all-time kills list with 972. Her 507 kills as a junior in 2013 ranked second all-time on the single-season list, while her 465 this fall ranks third. In addition, the Menlo School graduate broke the single-match record last season with 40 in a four-set win over CMS, tying an NCAA Division III record during the 25-point era.
This season, Frappier averaged 5.36 kills per set, edging out Tess Rountree of Prinicipia in second place with 5.27 at the NCAA Division III level. A year ago, Frappier averaged 5.96 kills per set, which led all three NCAA Divisions, while helping Pomona-Pitzer to its first NCAA Division III Tournament berth since 1997.
In addition to her athletic prowess, Frappier also earned Capital One Academic All-District honors and will be eligible for Academic All-America awards, which will be announced on December 9.
Meanwhile, Palo Alto High grad Megan Coleman of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was named Honorable Mention on the All-American list.
Gunn High grad Graham Fisher of Grinnell College (Iowa) was named First Team All-Midwest Conference for punting on Tuesday. The Palo Alto native led the league with 12 punts over 50 yards, was tied for second with 17 punts downed inside the 20, was tied for the longest punt at 69 yards, and was third with a 39.8 yard/punt average.
In the Grinnell College record books, his 39.8 yard average is the best ever, going back to 1889 when Grinnell played the first college football game west of the Mississippi. The 17 punts downed inside the 20 is second to his 18 in 2012.