LEXINGTON, Ky. — Colorado Mesa University volleyball players Sydney Leffler and Tye Wedhorn were both recognized as Honorable Mention All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, which named its’ NCAA Division II All-America teams on Tuesday.
Both had also been named as Second Team All-South Central Region honorees by the Division II Conference Commissioners’ Association (D2CCA). They were also selected as AVCA Honorable Mention All-Region honorees last week.
Leffler had also been named as the region’s freshman of the year by the AVCA.
The Eaton, Colorado, product was also named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Freshman of the Year and to the First Team All-RMAC and RMAC All-Tournament squads this year. She led the Mavericks with 340 kills and 365 ½ total points to fourth in the conference her per set averages of 3.43 and 3.69, respectively.
Her kill total was the highest of any CMU freshman since 2004. She had five 20-plus and 19 double-figure kill nights as a true freshman, recording a career-high 22 in her first RMAC match against MSU Denver before matching that total while hitting a career-best .576 against South Dakota Mines.
Wedhorn, a native of Glenwood, Springs, Colorado, ranked third in the RMAC for hitting percentage (.356) and eighth for blocks per set (0.91). She was also second on the team behind Leffler with 225 kills (2.30/set) and was in double-figures eight times this season. A transfer from Fort Lewis, where she played in 2018 and 2019, Wedhorn has 529 career kills and has been named to the Second Team All-RMAC squad twice, including this season.
She hit above .500 seven times this season, including at a .824 clip at UCCS, recording 14 kills and the highest CMU single-match percentage since 2013.
The Mavericks finished the season with a 21-7 overall record, qualifying for their ninth all-time NCAA Division II Tournament.