Miramontes Earns Honorable Mention All-America
Dec. 12, 2007
LAS VEGAS -
UNLV's Lauren Miramontes just added one more accolade to her successful season by being named a 2007 American Volleyball Coaches Association's (AVCA) Division I Honorable Mention All-America. Miramontes was eligible for AVCA All-America honors after being tabbed to the AVCA West Region's First Team on Dec. 5.
Besides being named to the two AVCA squads, she was named the Sports Imports/AVCA and the CVU.com (College Volleyball Update) National Player of the Week on Nov. 26, while taking home her fourth MWC Player of the Week honor. She was selected as the MWC's Volleyball Championship MVP on Nov. 24 for her record-setting play in UNLV's run to the program's first-ever title. She was one of four Rebels on the 2007 MWC All-Conference Team. At the start of the season, she selected to three regular season all-tournament teams.
She was an integral part of the squad that helped UNLV to a school-record season. The team finished the year with a program-best record of 24-6. The Rebels received their first Top 25 ranking in program history, as they were ranked 25th twice. In MWC action, she helped UNLV to a 12-4 record and a second-place finish.
For the year, Miramontes owned team-highs in kills (521), kills-per-game (4.65), hitting (.296), total blocks (132), solo blocks (32) and assisted blocks (100). She contributed 111 digs, 13 assists and 11 aces, as well. She had 29 matches with double-digit kills, which included 10 matches with 20 or more. Her 34 kills vs. BYU in the MWC Semifinals were a program-best and MWC Tournament high. She hit above .300 in 16 matcehs, including two matches in the .600s. She blocked at least four attacks on 21 occasions, with a career-high nine coming against Utah in the MWC Championship.
In MWC standings, she placed first in kills-per-game and points-per-game (5.48), while coming in ninth and tenth in blocks-per-game and hitting percentage, respectively.