Eckerd College junior Lindsay Biggs and sophomore Ali McAlvany ended the season by earning selections to the American Volleyball Coaches' Association's (AVCA) All-American Second and Third Team, respectively.
Junior Lindsay Biggs (left) and sophomore Ali McAlvany (right)
Biggs was selected an AVCA All-American in back-to-back years after receiving third-team status in 2011. After her sophomore season, the outside hitter became just the second player in school history to achieve AVCA All-American honors. This season, Biggs made school history becoming the first player to earn a spot on the coveted second team.
"Lindsay put in a lot of hard work this season," EC Head Coach Michelle Piantadosi said. "She had a couple of areas she struggled with and really worked hard to improve on them. She was playing her best volleyball towards the end of our season."
"She took on more responsibility this season and handled it very well," Piantadosi continued. "I am very proud of her and she deserves such a high honor."
Biggs was recently added to the Daktronics All-South Region Second-Team, AVCA All-South Region Team, All-Sunshine State Conference First Team, and CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District team.
McAlvany burst on the national scene following an impressive positional switch from the right side to the outside that translated into career-best numbers.
Like Biggs, McAlvany also received recognition to the All-SSC First Team and AVCA All-South Region Team after earning honorable mention regional honors her freshman year.
"Ali is a hard worker and she is very fun to coach," endorsed Piantadosi. "I really feel like we are just scratching the surface on her potential as a player."
Biggs and McAlvany finished their seasons leading the Tritons in kills and service aces. Biggs put down 3.50 kills per set (417 total) while McAlvany added 3.48 (407).
Both Biggs and McAlvany ended the year with more than 30 service aces and combined for 660 digs.