HPU Volleyball: Livingston Named AVCA Southeast Region Honorable Mention

HIGH POINT, N.C. – High Point University volleyball senior Molly Livingston was named 2018 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Southeast Region Honorable Mention for the second consecutive season.

She was the first Panther to ever receive the award last season and becomes the first to win it twice. Livingston was also named Big South Player of the Year and Big South Tournament MVP.

This season Livingston led the Big South and HPU in hitting percentage at .370, while ranking third in the conference aces per set at 0.40 and fifth in kills per set at 2.86 and blocks per set at 1.01. Her 1.01 blocks per set rank second all-time by any Panther in High Point volleyball history. Livingston’s .370 hitting percentage ranks second all-time in HPU history in a season behind her own .376 mark in 2017.

Behind Livingston’s leadership, 2018 was the first season HPU won the Big South Regular Season and Tournament Championships in the same season. The Panthers went 14-2 in conference play and made their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.

In her career, Livingston finishes as the all-time leader in HPU history in career hitting percentage at .351, block assists at 323, total blocks at 390 and blocks per set at 0.92. She ranked second all-time in solo blocks at 67 and ninth in kills at 1,083. The Sun Prairie, Wis. native posted the top two hitting percentages in a season in HPU volleyball history with a .376 mark in 2017 and a .370 in 2018. She also logged the second-best season in block assists in a season at 104 in 2016.

Taylor Anderton, S, Samford
Leah Clayton, OH, ETSU
Gabby Curry, L, Kentucky
Leah Edmond, OH, Kentucky
Tessa Grubbs, OH, Tennessee
Rachael Kramer, MB, Tennessee
Madison Lilley, S, Kentucky
McKenna Melville, OH, UCF
Brooke Morgan, MB, Kentucky
Sharonda Pickering, RS, FGSU
Jordan Pingel, L, UCF
Mikayla Shields, RS, South Carolina
Erica Treiber, MB, Tennessee
Cortney VanLiew, OH, FGSU

Holly Carlton, RS, Florida
Kylie DeBerg, OH, Missouri
Thayer Hall, OH, Florida
Molly Livingston, MB, High Point
Alyssa Munlyn, MB, Missouri
Alli Stumler, OH, Kentucky

Player of the Year: Madison Lilley, S, Kentucky
Freshman of the Year: McKenna Melville, OH, UCF
Coach of the Year: Craig Skinner, Kentucky