Courtesy: America East Communications

Muses Earns AVCA All-Region Honors

Release: 12/07/2016
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Demi Muses (Orangevale, Calif.), a senior middle blocker and captain on the University of New Hampshire volleyball team, was named to the 2016 American Volleyball Coaches Association East Region All-America First Team on Tuesday.
 
This is Muses' third major postseason accolade of 2016. She was selected to the Division I Women's Volleyball All-Star Team a week ago and was previously honored as America East Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. She was also named to the All-Conference First Team, and then to America East All-Championship Team after leading UNH to a conference-record fourth straight tournament title. During the regular season, Muses was named the America East Player of the Week a league-high five times.
 
Muses was an AVCA East Region All-America Team Honorable Mention selection in 2015.
 
Muses led the 2016 Wildcats in points (423), points per set (4.19), kills (358), kills per set (3.54), hitting percentage (.293) and digs per set (3.55). She also ranks second in digs (359), blocks (80) and blocks per set (0.79), as well as third in assists (48) and fourth in service aces (19).
 
Muses finished atop the America East leaderboard in points and points per set as well as kills and kills per set. She ranks third in hitting percentage as well as fifth in digs per set and ninth in blocks per set.
 
She recorded a team-leading 13 double-doubles with seven in 12 America East conference matches.
 
Muses tallied double-digit kills in 18 of 28 matches with eight of the team's top 10 efforts for kills in a match; she also had eight of UNH's top 10 efforts in total attempts and four of the top five in points. Of those 18 double-digit kill performances, 13 were of 15 or more with a season high of 22 against both Idaho State University and University at Albany.
 
She had double digits in digs 13 of the last 15 matches and in 21 of 28 matches overall. Of those 21 matches, she recorded 15 or more digs nine times, and that included 20+ three times with a season-high 22 at UMass Lowell. Muses recorded two of the Wildcats' top five single-match efforts in digs.
 
Also on the defensive ledger, Muses had the top two efforts in blocks – nine vs. Sacred Heart University and eight against Stony Brook University – and four of the top 10.
 
Muses ends her collegiate career with 959 kills, 929 digs and 284 blocks; on New Hampshire's career leaderboards, those numbers rank 11th in kills and sixth in blocks.
 
New Hampshire advanced to the NCAA tournament and reached 20 wins for the fourth consecutive year. The Wildcats ended 2016 with a first round loss at top-seeded University of Nebraska and an overall record of 21-11 that included 10-2 in conference play.

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