SNEED NAMED VASID STATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR; THREE OTHERS HONORED  

 

VaSID All-State Release

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU senior middle blocker Jasmin Sneed (San Antonio, Texas) continues to rack up honors. On Friday, Sneed was named State Player of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

In addition, VCU's Jody Rogers was named State Coach of the Year, while seniors Vicky Giommarini (Rome, Italy) and Jaelyn Jackson (South Chesterfield, Va.) earned All-State honors.

Sneed, who has already netted AVCA All-East Region and All-Atlantic 10 First Team awards this winter, led the country in blocks per set this season (1.67). In addition, she set VCU single-season records for total blocks (187) and hitting percentage (.402). The 6-foot-1 middle added 1.78 kills per set. Earlier this season, Sneed became VCU's career leader in blocks.

Rogers was named State Coach of the Year Friday after she led VCU to a third straight A-10 regular season title and the program's first NCAA at-large berth. A two-time A-10 Coach of the Year, Rogers steered the Rams to a 24-7 mark overall, including a perfect 14-0 in league play.

Giommarini was named VaSID First Team All-State following a senior campaign in which she led VCU in kills (337), kills per set (3.06) and service aces (39). The senior outside hitter also provided 2.05 digs and 0.44 blocks per set, while hitting .206.

Jackson was selected VaSID All-State Second Team. She formed the second half – along with Sneed - of VCU's formidable middle blocker combo. The South Chesterfield native averaged 1.30 blocks per set and hit .364 for VCU.

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