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Meyer, Shelton Named AVCA All-East Coast Region
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/04/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke redshirt junior middle blocker Leah Meyer and graduate student setter/hitter Andie Shelton earned AVCA All-East Coast Region honors as announced by the organization Tuesday.

A first team All-ACC selection Meyer made her second career all-region team appearance. Through 28 games this season, Meyer ranked third in the ACC and 14th nationally in blocks per set (1.44), the third-highest single-season average in program history. Offensively, Meyer owned a career-best .375 hitting percentage, while totaling 271 kills. The Clarence, N.Y., native posted two double-doubles on the season and also became the 10th Blue Devil to reach 400 career blocks following a nine-block performance in Duke’s win over then-No. 5 Pitt.

A graduate student transfer from Pacific, Shelton is the national leader in triple-doubles (6) this season. She also led the Blue Devils in assists (574) and service aces (31), adding 214 kills, 211 digs and 79 blocks. Shelton was the only player from a Power 5 school with multiple triple-doubles on the season and the first Blue Devil to record a triple-double since Ali Hausfeld in 2006. In addition, Shelton is the first Duke player to collect two ACC Player of the Week honors in the same season since Emily Sklar in 2013.

Duke finished the season with a 16-12 (10-8) record, earning the program’s 20th bid to the NCAA Tournament.