The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced its 10th annual Under Armour Girls High School All-America teams last week, and a local player was on the list.
First Colonial senior Rowan Ennis was named an honorable mention All-American. The 6-foot-1 outside hitter was the only Virginia Beach player among the list of 150 players who received All-American or honorable mention All-American honors. There were about 600 nominations, a record for the coaches association program, according to a press release.
Ennis, who has committed to play at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has anchored the defending 6A state champion Patriots’ run to the regional tournament this season.
First Colonial clinched the tournament berth on Tuesday with an upset win over Ocean Lakes in the Coastal Conference semifinals. After falling to the Dolphins in both regular season matchups, Ennis’ 26 kills powered the 3-2 victory.
Ennis looks to lead First Colonial back to the state title game for the second straight year.