Sophomore outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) received American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) honorable mention All-American accolades today, becoming the first Crusader to ever earn national recognition from the AVCA. Porché was eligible for All-American consideration after making program history last week by being the first Valpo player to earn All-Region honors.
Porché, an All-Midwest Region selection by the AVCA, broke Valpo’s single-season record for kills, tallying 584 terminations on the season. Her average of 4.67 kills/game paced all Horizon League players and ranked 33rd in the nation. The sophomore also set a new Crusader record for attacks in a season with 1,480 as Valpo’s primary offensive threat. She reached double figures in kills in 30 of 33 matches on the season and registered at least 20 kills on 14 occasions.
Porché was also one of the Horizon League’s most potent threats from the service line, tying for second among league players with 41 service aces during the 2007 campaign. Not to be overlooked, the sophomore also contributed significantly on the defensive side of the ball, finishing second on the team with 338 digs. Porché also tallied 17 double-doubles on the season, closing out the campaign with six straight double-figure efforts in both kills and digs.
Porché was a member of the Horizon League’s 12-member All-League team, and received All-Tournament accolades three times on the season, as she was honored at the Popcorn Classic, the Bowling Green Invitational and the Horizon League Championship. She was one of just two Horizon League players to earn All-American honors, being joined by Milwaukee’s Leanne Felsing.