The AAU announced longtime AAU volleyball alum Kathryn Plummer was selected as the 2018 TeamSnap/AVCA Division I Player of the Year. The 6’6” Stanford Junior Outside Hitter was presented the award at the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) award banquet held in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Final Four in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Friday, December 14, 2018.
It is the second consecutive year that Plummer takes home the honor and fourth time in the history of the award a player has won back-to-back player of the year awards.
Hailing from Aliso Viejo, California, Plummer is also a member of the Stanford Beach Volleyball team. The 2015 AAU Beach Player of the Year got her beach volleyball start with the AAU’s Los Angeles International Children’s Games club. In 2013, she was part of the gold medal winning indoor volleyball squad at the 2013 International Children’s Games in Canada.
“She is an amazing talent,” said Gino Grajeda, former LAICG coach and current AAU volleyball executive committee member. “But, like all great players, she isn’t complacent with just her talent alone and puts in the extra effort, goes the extra mile to improve in every part of her game.”
Plummer leads an AVCA All-American class teaming with AAU alumni. 34 out of 42 (80%) of First-Team, Second-Team and Third-Team honorees are AAU alum with 100% of the First-Team having played AAU.
“The AAU believes where you begin has everything to do with where you finish,” said Dr. Roger J. Goudy, President & CEO of the AAU. “We are proud of the All-American athletes who got their start in AAU volleyball and will continue to offer the very best volleyball participation opportunities to all our athletes.”