Dec. 9, 2014
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State freshman Sierra Nobley received another honor today for her debut season with the Broncos receiving honorable mention all-region recognition by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Nobley just completed a highly successful freshman campaign where she was named the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year and made the All-MW team. The AVCA recognition for the Bronco standout is only the ninth time in program history that Boise State had someone receive regional recognition.
"It is another exciting award for Sierra (Nobley) to achieve," said coach Shawn Garus. "Sierra being recognized among the top players in the Pacific North Region is a tremendous achievement, the region is loaded with former and future all-Americans. For her to be mentioned in the same discussion with that caliber of athlete speaks highly of what she accomplished in her first season at Boise State."
The Scottsdale, Ariz., native just completed a stellar debut season in the blue and orange where she led the conference and is currently (NCAA tournament is still in progress) ranked 49th nationally in kills per set at 4.08. She also led in kills per set during league contests at 4.33. Nobley's kills total of 432 set a new Bronco and MW freshman record and ranked third overall in program history, six shy of tying the record regardless of class. In addition, Nobley set three other MW freshman records including kills in a league season with 277, as well as kills in a regular match and kills in a conference match with 31 against Utah State in the season finale on Nov. 25. The freshman was 50th nationally, second in the MW and first on team in points per set at 4.53.