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    Cyr Named to 2012 AVCA All-Region Team
     
    Senior setter Megan Cyr
    Senior setter Megan Cyr
     

    Dec. 4, 2012

    RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State senior setter Megan Cyr is one of 13 ACC volleyball players named to the 2012 All-East Region Team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, as announced today by the AVCA.

    Cyr, a native of St. Andrews, Manitoba, led the Wolfpack in assists for the third season in a row, compiling 1,234 during the Pack’s record-breaking 22-10 season, which concluded on Thursday with a loss to Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Championship in Austin, Texas.

    An All-ACC selection, Cyr also led the Wolfpack with a .339 attack average on the season, with 110 kills. She also added 86 blocks, 284 digs and 19 service aces for the team, which finished tied for fourth in the ACC with a 12-8 record, its first winning season in conference play since 1988.

    “Megan not only did a great job as a setter, she was a great team leader, along with our other senior, Alexa Micek,” said third-year head coach Bryan Bunn. “They both did a great job of establishing the culture of hard work and preparation in our program.”

    Cyr never missed a point in her three years with the Wolfpack, after transferring to Raleigh from Colorado. She became just the second player in school history to record at least 1,000 assists in three consecutive seasons.

    In addition to the 13 players who were named to the all-district team, four additional ACC players garnered honorable mention accolades, Miami’s Nicole Lantagne Welch was named the East Region Coach of the Year, and North Carolina’s Paige Neuenfeldt was honored as the East Region Freshman of the Year.

    Lantagne Welch, who was also named the ACC Coach of the Year, led the Hurricanes to a 25-6 record after losing four starters from the 2011 squad. Miami finished with a 17-3 mark in conference play, good for sole possession of second place in the ACC. This is her second AVCA East Region Coach of the Year recognition and first since 2008.


     

     

    Seven ACC schools had student-athletes on the All-East Region, led by Miami with four recognitions. Florida State had three honored, followed by North Carolina with two and Clemson, NC State, Duke, and Georgia Tech with one apiece.

    ACC on 2012 AVCA All-East Region                                                                              
    Name                                 School                   Position     Year
    Sandra Adeleye****           Clemson                MB              Senior
    Megan Cyr                        NC State                Setter         Senior
    Sareea Freeman                 Florida State           MB              Senior
    Alex Johnson                      Miami                    RS                Junior
    Ali McCurdy**                    Duke                     Libero        Junior
    Emily McGee**                   North Carolina       OH               Senior
    Monique Mead***               Georgia Tech         RS                Senior
    Alexis Mourning                   Miami                   MB              Sophomore
    Ashley Neff**                      Florida State        MB              Junior
    Paige Neuenfeldt                  North Carolina     MB              Freshman
    Emani Sims                         Miami                  MB              Sophomore
    Nrithya Sundararaman         Miami                   Setter         Senior
    Fatma Yildirim                     Florida State         OH               Senior
    *Repeat recognition.

    East Region Freshman of the Year
    Paige Neuenfeldt, North Carolina, MB

    ACC Receiving 2012 AVCA All-East Region Honorable Mention                                    
    Name                                    School                   Position     Year
    Cara Baarendse                 Virginia Tech      MB              Senior
    Ashleigh Crutcher             Maryland             OH               Sophomore
    Chaniel Nelson                  North Carolina   RS                Sophomore
    Ryan Shaffer                       Miami                    Libero        Junior

     AVCA Division I East Region Coach of the Year
    Nicole Lantagne Welch, University of Miami (Fla.)

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