Jennah DeVries Earns AVCA All-West Region Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LEXINGTON, KY - New Mexico State sophomore setter Jennah DeVries has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-West Region team as it was announced, Wednesday, Dec. 9.

The Denver native was also a first-team all-WAC selection this season as she ranking second in the league with 10.14 assists per set, while her team's hitting percentage (.216) also ranked second in the WAC. Head coach Mike Jordan is excited to see what the future has in store for his star setter.

"We're proud of Jennah and it's a well deserved honor. I'm told over and over again by other coaches what a great player she is and how much fun she is to watch," Jordan. "She's worked very hard and is not only a fantastic setter but a fantastic person as well. I'm looking forward to seeing her continue to develop and lead our team over the next two years."

DeVries posted 30 assists or more in 18 matches this season, while she added 40 or more assists in 10 matches. She finished the season with a total of 1,044 assists and 216 digs as she marked eight double-doubles.

"It is a great honor for me to get this and it shows that the all the hard work is paying off," DeVries said.

A 2008 WAC all-freshman selection, DeVries will return to the Aggies in 2010 with 68 matches and 1,628 assists under her belt as she is averaging 7.30 assists per set in her career. DeVries was a part of a 6-2 system in 2008, but with circumstances in 2009, DeVries ran a 5-1 system for most of the year. Although freshman Lilly Wolfe (Santa Rosa, Calif.) assisted DeVries with setting duties when needed.

The Aggies finished the season 20-9 overall and 13-3 in conference play finished second in the regular season. It was the eighth consecutive season that NM State has picked up at least 20 wins.