AVCA Honors McLogan, Pearson as All-Americans

McLogan named First Team, Pearson named Third Team

Kylie McLogan (left) was named AVCA First Tam All-America and Shannon Pearson (right) was named to the Third Team.

Photo: Steve Schaffer

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Cal Lutheran sophomore volleyball player Kylie McLogan was named a 2012 AVCA Division III First Team All-America selection while senior teammate Shannon Pearson was selected to the Third team Tuesday morning. McLogan becomes the fourth player in CLU history to earn AVCA First Team All-America honors while Pearson is the third Regal to be named to the Third Team.

McLogan led Cal Lutheran this season with a school-record 471 kills and her 4.49 kills per set ranked fourth in the country for Division III. The 2012 SCIAC Volleyball Athlete of the Year was also a force defensively, finishing second on the team with 380 digs and third in blocks with 42.  The outside hitter played some her strongest volleyball in the post season as CLU captured their second SCIAC Championship in three years and reached the NCAA Tournament Regional Championship game for the second year in a row. During the five post season matches, McLogan averaged more than 19 kills and 14 digs per game. In just two seasons, the Upland, Calif. native has already moved into seventh place in school history for career kills with 879.

Pearson moves to the Third Team after being named AVCA Honorable Mention in 2011. The  Thousand Oaks, Calif. native finished third on the team in kills with 292, hitting for a .278 average. She also led Cal Lutheran with 86 blocks during the season. In addition to being named to the Third Team, Pearson earned AVCA First Team All-West Region and First Team All-SCIAC awards for the second year in a row. Pearson finished her two-year career with CLU with 599 kills and 163 blocks.

Cal Lutheran finished this season 29-5 including 15-1 in the SCIAC. CLU’s 29 wins are second most in school history for a single season.