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Virginia Volleyball Players Earn All-Region, Freshman of the Year Honors

While the season ended two weeks ago for the Virginia Volleyball team, the postseason accolades have continued to roll in. Junior Simone Asque was recognized named to COBRA Magazine's All-East Region Team, while McKenzie Adams was named the East Region Freshman of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Sophomore Jess O'Shoney also received an honorable mention by the AVCA.

Asque finished third in the conference this season with 3.77 kills per set, and 0.32 aces per game. The outside hitter finished the season with seven double-doubles, 20 double-digit kill performances and seven double-digit dig outings.

Already dubbed the ACC Freshman of the Year, Adams was the only freshman to be recognized on the AVCA's 14-member All-East Region team. Adams finished the season with 264 kills and holds the school freshman record for kills in a match at 29.

O'Shoney led the 'Hoos with a .338 attack percentage, knocking down 250 kills in 517 swings, while committing only 75 errors. She finished the season with 10 double-digit kill performances and is third in Virginia history in single-match blocks, with 12.

Virginia finished the season 14-16 overall and 8-12 in ACC play.

COBRA Magazine's purpose is to celebrate the success of volleyball players of African descent in hopes of encouraging black girls across the country to pursue the sport.