LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 30, 2016) – After a standout junior season that saw outside hitter Bri Civiero earn First Team All-Sunshine State Conference honors, the Mount Dora, Fla. native has been named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Region selection, league officials announced Wednesday.

Civiero earns the first AVCA All-Region honors of her career, getting a nod on the Honorable Mention team for her efforts this season.  The First Team All-SSC selection led the team in kills with 483, averaging 4.03 kills per set, while amassing 19 assists, 374 digs, and 56 total blocks, including seven solo blocks.  Civiero also tallied 19 double-doubles on the season, notching a new personal best for double-doubles in a season.  A member of the 2014 All-SSC Newcomer Team, as well, Civiero closed out her junior campaign ranking second in the SSC in total kills, and third in kills per set.  She currently sits 18th in program record books in total kills, eclipsing the 1000 kill mark earlier this season to end the year with 1,059 total.

Overall, the Sunshine State Conference saw six selections and four honorable mention honorees on this season’s squads. Saint Leo and Lynn both placed two on the All-Region squad, with Hope Lemon and libero Jamee Townsend representing Saint Leo, and Lynn saw Marissa Tandron and Lydia West earn selections.  Joining Civiero on the Honorable Mention team from the SSC were Jaeda Allen (Barry), JaQuayla Baker (Eckerd), and Brindl Langley (Florida Southern).

Full 2016 AVCA Division II All-Region Teams | 2016 AVCA Division II Coaches of the Year

AVCA All-South Region Team

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

 Lexie

 Bradley

 North Alabama

MB

Jr.

 Molly

 Burkhardt

 Palm Beach Atlantic

So. 

 Elizabeth

 Dowd

 Shorter

OH 

Sr. 

 Natasha

 Fomina**

 North Alabama

OH 

Sr. 

 Hope

 Lemon

 Saint Leo

OH 

Sr. 

 Sarah

 Ragland**

 Palm Beach Atlantic

MB 

Jr. 

 Ally

 Rohn

 Palm Beach Atlantic

OH 

So. 

 Corisha 

 Smith

 West Florida

OH 

Sr. 

 Allee

 Stelogeannis

 Tampa

OH 

Sr. 

 Marissa

 Tandron

 Lynn

Sr. 

 Kathryn

 Torre**

 West Florida

MB 

Sr. 

 Anna

 Tovo**

 Florida Southern 

OH 

Jr. 

 Jamee

 Townsend

 Saint Leo

Sr. 

 Lydia

 West

 Lynn

MB 

Sr. 

Honorable Mention

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

 Jaeda

 Allen

 Barry

OH

Jr.

 JaQuayla

 Baker

 Eckerd

MB 

Sr. 

 Bri

 Civiero

 Rollins

OH 

Jr. 

 Ashytn

 Kapovich

 North Alabama

Jr. 

 Brindl

 Langley

 Florida Southern 

Sr. 

 Tori

 Martella

 West Florida

Sr. 

Region Freshman of the Year: Emma Lenoir, Christian Brothers, OH
Region Coach of the Year: Bob White, Palm Beach Atlantic