St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 13, 2019 –Washington University in St. Louis had six student-athletes named to the 2019 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Volleyball Team, the league announced on Wednesday.
Senior middle blocker Leila Kingcollected All-UAA First Team honors. Bears' senior libero Zoe Baxter, junior setter Kirby Knapp and junior outside hitter Tricia Brown were named to the All-UAA Second Team. Sophomore hitters Michaela Bach and Caitlin Lorenzwere tabbed as All-UAA Honorable Mention selections.
The No. 24 Bears take a 24-8 record into their NCAA First Round match up against No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Friday, Nov. 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Rather Athletics Center in Chicago, Ill.
Leila King – Senior – Atlanta, Ga./Marist
King tallied 294 kills with 79 errors in 582 swings to post a .369 hitting percentage for the Bears as a middle blocker this season. With a 2.75 kills-per-set average that ranks eighth in the UAA, she also posted the UAA's third-best blocks-per-set average at 1.04 with 111 total blocks (22 solo, 89 block assists). She was named All-UAA Second Team in 2017 and 2018.
Zoe Baxter – Senior – Los Angeles, Calif./Harvard-Westlake
Baxter picked up 487 total digs this season to take control of the number two spot in program history in career digs with 2,194. Her season total ranks fourth in the UAA while her 4.27 digs-per-set average is sixth among the league liberos. This is Baxter's third All-UAA honor of her career. She was a 2018 first team selection and a 2017 second team honoree.
Kirby Knapp – Junior – Menlo Park, Calif./Menlo-Atherton
Knapp collects her second All-UAA honor after being a 2018 honorable mention selection. Her career-high 1,183 total assists this season ranks second in the UAA while her 10.03 assists-per-set average is third among league setters. She tallied 13 assists and digs double doubles for the Bears this season, with a season-high 55 assists in five sets against Trinity (Texas) on Sept. 14.
Tricia Brown – Junior – Nashville, Tenn./Ensworth
Brown posted a career-high 296 total kills this season, averaging 2.67 kills-per-set for the Bears, both of which puts her in the top-10 in the UAA. She also picked up a career-high 268 total digs. This is Brown's first All-UAA honor.
Michaela Bach – Sophomore – St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs/Forsyth
Bach paced the Bears' offense with 337 total kills with 106 errors in 939 total attacks for a .246 hitting percentage. She had 18 matches with double-figure kill totals including twice hitting a season-high 19 putaways. Bach also had 12 double-figure dig matches, twice picking up a season-high 16 digs.
Caitlin Lorenz – Sophomore – San Antonio, Texas/Tom C. Clark
Lorenz tallied 218 kills with 61 errors in 529 total attacks to swing at a .297 hitting percentage this season. She also had 86 total blocks (11 solo, 75 block assists) with 21 digs for the Bears. She had five double-figure kill matches with a season-high 14 putaways against Cornell (Aug. 31). Lorenz had a season-high eight total blocks (1 solo, 7 block assists) against Rochester (Oct. 6).