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Micha Hancock Named AVCA National Player Of The Year

She's the first Penn Stater to win the honor since 2009.

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After helping to lead the Nittany Lion women's volleyball team to the national championship game with a 3-1 win over Stanford last night, Penn State All-American setter Micha Hancock was honored as an individual today when she was named the AVCA Division I National Player of the Year.

The team, conference and national leader in service aces, Hancock is one of the greatest and most complete players to ever don a jersey for head coach Russ Rose. In addition to her prowess behind the service line, she also ranks 10th nationally this year in assists, allowing her Penn State teammates hit .348 on the season which ranked first nationally. The 5-11 Hancock also holds her own around the net, notching 144 kills and hitting .401 on her own in 2014.

Hancock is the first Penn Stater to earn national player of the year honors since Megan Hodge took home the award in 2009. She'll attempt to become a two-time national champion when the Nittany Lions take on unseeded BYU tomorrow night in the national championship game (7:30 p.m., ESPN2).