Virginia Volleyball || Turner earns All-ACC honors

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— Virginia underdog Grace Turner was named the second-team All-ACC receiver, the conference bureau said Monday (Nov. 28). The All-ACC teams were determined by a vote of the league’s 15 head coaches.

Turner is the Cavaliers’ first All-ACC selection since 2016 and the first under the tutelage of sophomore head coach Shannon Wells. The last time a UVA outsider hitter scooped second-team All-Conference honors or better was in 2006, when Sarah Kirkwood received second-team honors.

The Cincinnati, Ohio native, Turner led the team and is currently eighth in the ACC in kills per set (3.45) and points per set (4.11). She also led the Cavaliers and is sixth in the league at Assen per set (.38). Turner finished the season with 397 total kills, the most by a UVA player in a single season since 2016. She also served 44 aces in the season, the most by a Cavalier since 2013. Turner hit four double-doubles in 2022 and netted one Scored four 20-kill matches, including a career-best 24 kills at Boston College (Nov. 4). She had 19 kills in the Cavaliers bout over Virginia Tech (Nov. 11), the most kills by a UVA player in a three-set match since 2013, which also ranks 5th in program history among three-set contests. Turner also recorded a career-high 30.5 points against North Carolina (September 25) with the help of six career-best serving aces. Her six aces against the Tar Heels ranked eighth all-time in UVA history and second in five-set matches. Turner was named Xavier Tournament MVP on Sept. 3 after leading the Cavaliers to a 3-0 weekend of victories over the Musketeers, Purdue Fort Wayne and Eastern Michigan. She was also named to UVA’s All-Tournament Team on September 17.

In her career, Turner totaled 959 kills, 101 serves aces, 609 digs, and 157 blocks total, including 20 block solos. In 2021, she was named an All-ACC Academic Selection. She received her bachelor’s degree from UVA in sociology in 2021 and is expected to receive her master’s degree in educational psychology – social foundations in December.

2022 ACC Volleyball Awards
Player of the Year: Claire Chaussee, Louisville, Jr., OH
Defensive Player of the Year: Amaya Tillman, Louisville, Sr., MB
Setter of the Year: Raquel Lazaro, Louisville, Sr., S
Freshman of the Year: Emma Farrell, Wake Forest, Fri., OH
Coach of the Year: Dani Busboom Kelly, Louisville

First Team All-ACC
Claire Chaussee^**, Louisville, Gr., OH
Julia Bergmann^****, Georgia Tech, Sr., OH
Courtney Buzzerio^, Pitt, Gr., RS
Serena Grey**, Pitt, Gr., MB
Amaya Tillman****, Louisville, Sr., MB
Raquel Lazaro, Louisville, Gr., p
Polina Shemanova****, Syracuse, Gr., OH
Gracie Johnson, Duke, Sr., OH
Aiko Jones**, Louisville, RSr., OPP
Elena Scott**, Louisville, Sun., L
Breland Morrissette**, Georgia Tech, Gr., MB
Mabrey Schaffmeister**, North Carolina, Sun., OH
Valeria Vazquez Gomez, Pitt, RJr., OH
Janice Leao**, Miami, Sr., MB

Second Team All-ACC
Savannah Vach****, Miami, Sr., S
Angela Grieve**, Miami, Jr., OH
Audrey Koenig**, Florida State, Sun., OH
Rachel Fairbanks, Pitt, So., p
Erin Moss, Georgia Tech, Sr., MB
Bella D’Amico, Georgia Tech, Jr., S
Emily Ryan, Florida State, Gr., MB
Khori Louis**, State of Florida, Sun., MB
Bianca Bertolino**, Georgia Tech, Sun., OH
Grace Turner, Virginia, Gr., OH
Mckenna Slavik, Clemson, Sr., S
Chiamaka Nwokolo, Pitt, Sr., MB
Priscilla Hernandez**, NC State, Gr., L
Camryn Hannah**, Clemson, Jr., OH
Charley Niego****, North Carolina, Sr., OH
Emma Clothier***, State of Florida, Jr., MB
*16 players in the second team due to a tie in voting

All Fresman Team
Kerry Keefe, Duke, OH
Emma Farrell, Wake Forest, L
Anita Babic, North Carolina, S
Ava Brizard, NC, OH
Paige Crawford, Wake Forest, OH
Audrey Rothman, State of Florida, OH
Flormarie Heredia Colon, Miami, OH
Liv Mogridge, North Carolina, MH
Mia McGrath, Clemson, OH

^ denotes unanimous first-team selection
* denotes number of career All-ACC awards