Maggie Li is the first freshman in program history to be recognized by Volleyball Magazine.
First Freshman Recognized In Program History
California volleyball freshman standout Maggie Li added yet another accolade to her résumé on Friday, becoming the first Cal player since Tarah Murrey in 2011 to be recognized on Volleyball Magazine’s (VolleyballMag) All-American list. Li, who was recently named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Pacific North Region Freshman of the Year, is the first rookie in program history to receive an All-American nod from VolleyballMag.
The Beijing native posted one of the best offensive seasons for the Golden Bears in over a decade, leading the team with 441 kills and 3.90 kills per set while also recording 34 aces and 265 digs. She notched 11 double-doubles on the season, tying a team-high, and earned program-record six Pac-12 Freshman of the Week awards. For her efforts, she was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year – Cal’s first since 1990 – and was the only first-year player to earn a spot on the All-Pac-12 Team.
Li ranked among both the conference’s top-five players and Division I’s top-five freshmen in kills, kills per set and total points. She posted double-digit kills in 26 of Cal’s 31 matches, including a 12-match streak from Sept. 15-Oct. 22.
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