Eileen Shi Earns AVCA All-American Honors

Eileen Shi Earns AVCA All-American Honors

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—For the second time in her illustrious career, UMass Boston volleyball senior Eileen Shi (San Franciso, Calif.) was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American. 

The senior outside hitter was named to the AVCA Honorable Mention All-American Team, after putting together the best offensive season of her career. 

Shi led the Little East Conference in kills (369), kills per set (3.97), points (455.0), points per set (4.9) and total aces (76). She also tacked on 196 digs (2.11 per set) and finished with 17 total blocks, while playing in all 93 sets for the Beacons. 

On the national stage, Shi finished tied for seventh in all of Divison III with her 76 aces and 32nd in the country with her 3.97 kills per set. 

For her efforts, Shi was named the LEC Offensive Player of the Year for the first time in her career and earned AVCA First Team All-Region honors for the second time (sophomore year). 

She wrapped up her career second in program history in career kills (1,420), third in aces (204) and sixth in digs (1,060). Shi joins Shannon Thompson ('12) and Corrine Porter ('13) as the only players in program history to record over 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.