Dec. 13, 2017
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State senior Sierra Nobley has received honorable-mention All-American recognition from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as announced by the organization this morning. This marks the third-straight year that Nobley has garnered honorable-mention accolades.
Sierra Nobley is the first Bronco to receive AVCA Honorable-Mention All-American recognition three times in a career, no one else has made it more than once. She is also a three-time all-region honoree making the first team the last three seasons preceded by honorable mention honors as a freshman.
This is the fifth time in the last six years that Boise State has had at least one person earn AVCA Honorable Mention All-American recognition and it is the sixth such honor in program history, three by Nobley (2015-17) and once each by Liz Harden (2012), Sarah Baugh (2015) and Maddy O'Donnell (2016).
Nobley recently became the first Bronco in history to be a three-time AVCA All-Region honoree. However, this is the fourth consecutive year that the senior from Scottsdale, Ariz., has been recognized in the region after receiving honorable-mention accolades as a freshman in 2014.
The senior outside hitter is the most decorated volleyball player in program history. She is the school's first-ever four-time all-conference honoree, in addition to being named the 2016 Mountain West Player of the Year (the first player of the year in program history) and 2014 MW Freshman of the Year.
The senior from Scottsdale, Ariz., is the Boise State and conference career record holder for kills (1,925), kills per set (4.53), attack attempts (4,953), points (2,157.0) and points per set (5.08). Nobley is also the fourth Bronco in history to record 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs (1,005).
For the last three years Nobley has led the MW and ranked in the top-15 nationally for kills and points per set. As a senior this year she led the MW in kills (4.72) and points (5.31) per set and is currently ranked eighth and seventh, respectively, in the nation.