Autumn Bailey Named AVCA All-East Coast Region
Dec. 9, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Marquette University women’s volleyball sophomore Autumn Bailey earned AVCA All-East Coast Region honors for the second consecutive year, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced on Tuesday afternoon. Senior right-side hitter Lindsey Gosh also earned region honorable mention.
Bailey, an outside hitter and the 2013 AVCA East Coast Freshman of the Year, set a single-season program record with 576 kills after playing all 120 sets for the Golden Eagles. She posted 4.80 kills per frame, which topped all BIG EAST competitors while ranking sixth among Division I players. Bailey’s 1,555 attack attempts is also a program high, as was her .250 hitting percentage for any Marquette player who had over 500 kills in a season.
She set her career high with 32 kills in Marquette’s first round loss to Illinois State in the NCAA tournament.
The Burlington, Ontario native also contributed on the defensive end, ranking second on the squad with 405 digs and 3.38 per set.
The 2014 BIG EAST Conference Player of the Year advances to the AVCA All-America ballot with her all-region selection. She was an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention as a freshman in 2013.
Gosh, who is making her first appearance on the award list, finished second on the Golden Eagles with 268 kills. The senior finished her Marquette career with 905 kills and 203 blocks. Of those MU players who attempted at least 500 attacks this season, Gosh finished with the second-best hitting percentage (.281) while only committing 60 attack errors.
In a September win at then-No. 7 Florida, Gosh posted 13 kills to lead Marquette to its first-ever win versus a top-10 opponent.
The Golden Eagles posted a 24-9 (14-4 BIG EAST) record in 2014 and advanced to their fourth-straight NCAA Championship appearance.
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