Academy Volleyball is extremely proud to announce that Molloy Lions Womens' Volleyball Head Coach, Kevin DesLauriers, has been named the 2017 United States Marine Corp/AVCA NCAA II National Coach of the Year. DesLauriers is Academy Volleyball's Head Director and Head Coach of the Girls 16 Red team.
Previously DesLauriers had been named the ECC/Eastern Region Coach of the Year and is now being recognized nationally for the historic turnaround he orchestrated for the Molloy Lions Women's Volleyball program. DesLauriers will also be featured at the Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon during the American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention on December 14, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.
To read more about the outstanding coaching job by DesLauriers please read our previous post. Below are the some of the highlights from Coach DesLauriers amazing season:
- First season as the Molloy Lions Women's Volleyball Head Coach
- 26-6 overall record and 12-2 in the East Coast Conference (an amazing turnaround from the previous season's record of 6-25)
- Nearly quadrupled the team’s number of wins from 2016
- Earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA East Regional
- Won the Molloy Lions Womens' Volleyball program’s first ever ECC Championship
- Led the conference in kills per set (13.36) and assists per set (12.52)
- Advanced to the NCAA East Regional Semifinal
- Also serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Operations
Academy Volleyball will be well represented at this year's American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention in Kansas City, Missouri in December 2017. Not only will Coach DesLauriers be featured at the Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon, but Academy athlete, Mackenzie Cole (18 Red), will also compete in the Under Armour Girls High School All-American Match, which also takes place at the convention. For more details on that match, please read our previous post.
* photos/video courtesey of Molloy College Athletics.