Four Cal Poly volleyball players received postseason recognition Tuesday when the Big West Conference released its all-conference teams.
Junior outside hitter Raeann Greisen, senior middle blocker Taylor Gruenewald and junior setter Taylor Nelson each garnered first-team all-conference honors for the second time in their careers.
Sophomore outside hitter Adlee Van Winden, the 2015 Big West Freshman of the Year, received honorable mention accolades for the Mustangs, who went 18-9 overall and finished third in the final conference standings.
Nelson led the Big West in assists with 1,152 this season, bringing her three-year total to 3,084, good for No. 6 on Cal Poly’s career list.
Greisen ranked second on the team with 341 kills, 211 of those coming during Big West play.
Gruenwald owned the second-highest hitting percentage in the conference at .367. She led the Mustangs with 72 blocks and contributed 257 kills.
Van Winden’s team-high 366 kills were the fifth-most in the Big West, and her 3.70 kills per set ranked fourth among conference peers. She also finished third on the team 215 kills and added 46 total blocks.
Nikki Taylor of Hawaii was selected as the Big West Player of the Year. UC Santa Barbara’s Lindsey Ruddins received Big West Freshman of the Year honors.
Hawaii’s Dave Shoji was named the Big West Coach of the Year for the sixth time after leading the Rainbow Warriors to their fourth conference championship in the last five years.