On Wednesday, the Big 12 announced its preseason all-team and there was good news for the Red Raiders. In fact, two players made it on this team. Outside hitters Brooke Kanas and Emily Hill were named to the team, making the fifth consecutive year in which Texas Tech placed at least one player on the preseason All-Big-12.
Sophomore Brooke Kanas had an impressive freshman season, and she was named to the All-Big 12 Rookie Team. She’s also a member of the 2019 U.S. Collegiate National Domestic Team. According to the team stats, she ranked second on the team with 249 kills, third with 266.5 points and fourth with a .241 hitting percentage.
Do your thing, @BrookeKanas— Texas Tech Volleyball (@TexasTechVB) November 18, 2018
Senior Emily Hill was in the All-Big 12 Second Team at the end of the 2018 season.
As a junior, the Denton, Texas, native led the team and ranked eighth in the Big 12 in kills per set (3.19) and also led the team with 33 service aces – a mark that ranked second in the conference. She tallied a team-leading 12 double-doubles on the year and led the Red Raiders in kills in 16 separate matches. Hill earned several honors throughout her junior season, picking up Thunderdome Classic All-Tournament Team, UTRGV Tournament MVP and Academic All-Big 12 First-Team accolades.
These are the other players composing the All-Big 12 Volleyball Preseason Team:
Yossiana Pressley – Baylor, Junior, OH
Shelly Stafford (Fanning) – Baylor, Senior, MB
Eleanor Holthaus – Iowa State, Sophomore, RS
Zoe Hill – Kansas, Senior, MB
Rachel Langs – Kansas, Sophomore, MB
Gloria Mutiri – Kansas State, Sophomore, OPP
Keyton Kinley – Oklahoma, Junior, DS/L
Kylee McLaughlin – Oklahoma, Junior, S
Elan McCall – TCU, Sophomore, OH
Brionne Butler – Texas, Sophomore, MB
Logan Eggleston – Texas, Sophomore, OH
Micaya White – Texas, Senior, OH (Preseason Player of the Year)