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Atilano, Duncan Named Second Team All-State by VaSID


NORFOLK, Va. – Freshman setter Teresa Atilano and redshirt sophomore middle blocker Hailey Duncan of the Old Dominion volleyball team were named to the VaSID All-State Second Team, VaSID announced on Thursday.
Teresa Atilano | Fr. | Setter | San Diego, Calif.
Atilano pulled the strings for the Monarchs, starting all 26 matches and playing in every set. She ranked sixth in Conference USA with 9.30 assists per set and was fourth with 893 total assists. Atilano tallied 70 kills (0.73 per set), 186 digs (1.9 per set) and 45 total blocks (0.5 per set) and tied for second on the team with 20 service aces. The San Diego native notched a trio of double-doubles on the season and finished three matches with 50-plus assists, including a 52-assist, 19-dig double-double at Marshall. Atilano handed out 53 assists against Radford at the Quest for the Crown, the second-most in program history, and received all-tournament team honors after finishing the event with 12.55 assists per set and just one set error in 286 attempts.
Hailey Duncan | RSo. | Middle Blocker | Chesapeake, Va.
Duncan finished the year eighth in C-USA in blocks per set (1.06) and in hitting percentage (.323). The redshirt sophomore led ODU in hitting percentage, blocks per set, total blocks (102) and kills (225) and was second on the team with 2.34 kills per set. Duncan was the Monarchs' kills leader in six matches and set the team high in blocks 11 times. Duncan finished five matches with an attack percentage of .500 or better, including a program-record mark of .609 (14 kills, no errors, 23 attempts) against Radford, and hit .400 or better 10 times. The Chesapeake, Virginia native reached the 10-kill plateau in 11 matches, including a personal-best 16 kills at Marshall. Duncan owned seven of the 11 highest block totals in a match this season and finished seven matches with seven or more blocks.
In total, eight programs across the Commonwealth were represented on the all-state teams. James Madison and Virginia split the four major honors. The Duke's Lauren Steinbrecher was voted Coach of the Year, and Miette Veldman was named Player of the Year. The Cavaliers' Alana Walker was Defensive Player of the Year, and Brooklyn Borum was VaSID's Rookie of the Year.
VaSID names 44 all-state teams in 23 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.
VaSID University Volleyball All-State Teams
Coach of the Year – Lauren Steinbrecher, James Madison
Player of the Year – Miette Veldman, James Madison
Defensive Player of the Year – Alana Walker, Virginia
Rookie of the Year – Brooklyn Borum, Virginia
First Team
Miette Veldman, OH, James Madison
Jasmine Knight, MB, VCU
Sophia Davis, MB, James Madison
Alana Walker, MB, Virginia
Julia Brown, MB, William & Mary
Brooklyn Borum, OH, Virginia
Nicole Rodriguez, LB/DS, Norfolk State
Second Team
Jovana Vukcevic, OH/RS, VCU
Angel Robinson, MB, Virginia Tech
Teresa Atilano, S, Old Dominion
Caroline Dozier, S, James Madison
Kennedi Johnson, MB, Radford
Hailey Duncan, MB, Old Dominion
Savannah Marshall, LB/DS, James Madison