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Nov. 23, 2010

The honors have continued to roll in for South Carolina Volleyball’s 2011 freshman class, as three have earned spots on the Under Armour Girls High School All-America Teams as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Making the first team is Kansas City, Kan., product Hanna Forst. The outside hitter led St. James Academy to the Kansas 4A championship for the third-consecutive year. Forst has already reaped many awards, including the prestigious Evelyn Gates Award, given to the best volleyball player in the Kansas City metro area.

Lexie Pawlik picked up a spot on the second team after helping her Penn High School team to its first Indiana 4A state crown and a 39-1 record. The 6-0 setter from Granger, Ind., led Penn with 78 aces and 1,134 assists and won first-team all-state honors from the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association each of the past two seasons.

Garnering an honorable mention, Christina Vereb led her Rock Hill squad to a spot in South Carolina 4A state finals. Compiling 452 kills, 231 digs and 75 aces, the 6-1 Vereb earned first-team all-state honors from the South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports twice in her career.

In its fifth year, the AVCA now honors 100 players for this honor. The 2010-11 list represents 31 states and 87 high schools. The first-team members will be invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition during the AVCA Annual Convention on Dec. 18 in Kansas City, Mo.