St. Joe Volleyball Duo Jensen, Gower Named To Under Armour All-American Team
Senior setter Alyssa Jensen was named First-Team All-American, while explosive middle blocker Natalie Gower was named honorable mention.
FRONTENAC -- The postseason honors just keep rolling in for the dynamic duo of St. Joseph's Academy volleyball, Alyssa Jensen and Natalie Gower, who helped lead the Angels to a 30-5 record and district championship this season.
Both players were named to the all-conference, all-district, and all-metro teams earlier this month, and Gower was also our selection for Female Fall Sports Patch MVP of the Year.
And now this week, it was announced that both Jensen and Gower were named to the Under Armour Girls Volleyball High School All-American Team.
Jensen, one of the top schoolgirl setters in the nation, was picked for the First Team and has been invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition, on December 16, at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, KY.
The SJA senior, who will attend the University of California-Berkeley on a full athletic scholarship beginning next fall, was the St. Louis-area leader in assists average and ranked second in the city in total assists this season.
Gower, who is also a senior and will attend Texas Christian University in Fort Worth next year, was selected as an honorable mention.
According to a statement released by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, which conducted the All-American Team voting, 100 players representing 32 states and 89 high schools were named to this year's team.
Jensen was the only Missouri player picked for the First Team, while Gower was one of five Missourians given honorable mention honors.