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Matsumura Tabbed AVCA Honorable Mention All-America

Matsumura Tabbed AVCA Honorable Mention All-America

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HAVERFORD, Pa. - Haverford senior co-captain Sara Matsumura has been named an All-America Honorable Mention, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced in its annual national postseason awards release on Tuesday morning.

Matsumura becomes the first Haverford player to garner inclusion on an All-America list since Meg O'Day was named an honorable mention in 2015. In total, Matsumura is the 10th AVCA All-American in program history. Last week, Matsumura picked up AVCA All-Region honors in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Matsumura was also named first-team All-Centennial Conference earlier this month. The Salt Lake City, Utah native led the conference in digs (521) and digs per set (5.99). In conference contests, Matsumura was first in digs per set with 6.41 and fifth in total digs (141), despite missing the final four Centennial contests due to injury.

The libero notched 54 service aces on the season, including nine against Centennial competition. She finished 16th in Division III in digs per set, and 48th in aces per set.Haverford's libero finishes her career third in program history with 1,953 career digs and 4.98 digs per set. The chemistry major is also in the top 10 in program history in career serve percentage and reception perentage. 

Matsumura was previously named to the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship team for the fourth consecutive season, becoming the first player in program history to earn that distinction four times since the introduction of the plaudit to the conference's postseason awards offering in 2009.