(LEXINGTON, Ky.) - First-year Emily Mohs, an outside hitter from Cincinnati, Ohio and Seton High School, has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Freshman of the Year and to the First Team All-America.
Mohs had a record breaking season here at Thomas More, being named the Sports Imports/AVCA National Freshman of the Week during the season and breaking three individual season records in her first season. She recorded 462 kills, placing her at sixth best in Saints history, and 74 total blocks, putting her 10th best in Saints history.
Mohs' best game came against the No. 1-ranked team in the country, Calvin, recording 36 kills in a single match. She hit over .500 five times this season and over .600 twice. Her season bests came at Calvin with the 36 kills and 75 total attempts, against Heidelberg with seven total blocks, and against Ohio Northern, hitting .600, with over 10 kills in the match.
Mohs played in a total of 116 sets this season, recording 462 kills, 1,126 total attempts, four assists, 55 digs, 25 solo blocks, 49 block assists, for 74 total blocks, for a total of 511.5 points on the season. She averaged 3.98 kills per set, .320 hitting percentage, 0.47 digs per set, and 0.64 blocks per set.
Mohs currently sits 28th in the nation with 3.98 kills per set, tied for 47th in the nation with 1,126 total attempts, 11th in the nation with 462 kills, and 86th in the country with her .320 hitting percentage.
Since 1994, this is the first time that two Saints have received AVCA honors in the same season. Junior Jenna Mummert was named AVCA Honorable Mention All-America. Mummert has recorded 390 kills and 103 blocks this season.
This is the Saints sixth AVCA All-American in program history. The first one being Lauren Jackson in 2005, and fourth player to earn AVCA First Team honors, joining Jenny Boerger, Lauren Jackson, and Beth Nowicki.
The Saints reached the NCAA 'Sweet 16' round of the tournament, falling 4-1 to No.6-ranked Juniata to conclude their season.