Hope College setter Lauren Hazekamp has claimed NCAA Division III All-America Second Team honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the third consecutive season.
The senior from Fruitport, Michigan (Fruitport HS) is one of 14 second-team recipients. She also earned second-team honors in 2014 and 2013.
Senior libero Allie Mitchell of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Forest Hills Eastern HS) and sophomore right-side hitter Haley Muller of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Grand Rapids Christian HS) both earned honorable-mention All-America recognition from the AVCA.
Hope coach Becky Schmidt said she is extremely proud of everything Hazekamp has accomplished over the course of her career.
“She has been a tremendous leader,” Schmidt said, “not only on the court, but off of it.”
Hazekamp helped the Flying Dutch post a 24-7 overall record this season and rank fourth in the nation through the regional finals of the NCAA tournament at 13.92 kills per set. Hope was also fifth in Division III at 12.92 assists per set.
Hazekamp ranks among Hope’s elite in career statistics with 3,724 assists, 9.24 assists per set, 135 service aces and 1,142 digs.
Hope went 90-12 in Hazekamp’s three years as a starter. The Flying Dutch won a national championship in 2014 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament three times during that stretch.
Hazekamp, Mitchell and Muller all were named first-team all-region last week.
“Allie’s consistency in serve-receive and defense has been a significant contributor to our consistency as a team,” Schmidt said. “We’re going to miss not only her defensive skill but also the job that she brings to the court.
“Haley has demonstrated herself to be a formidable right-side attack. We look forward to the continued impact that she will be able to have in the years to come.”