December 15, 2021

Rader, Podraza, Londot Named AVCA All-Americans


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its All-American teams on Wednesday. Sophomore middle blocker Rylee Rader was named to the second team, while junior setter Mac Podraza earned third-team honors. View full list of honorees HERE.

Rader, an AVCA all-region honoree and a unanimous selection All-Big Ten First Team, led the team in hitting percentage (.443), ranking fourth in the country and tying for the lead in the Big Ten at the end of the regular season. She finished the season with 297 kills (2.61 per set) and ranked second on the team in blocking (117 total blocks, 1.03 per set). Rader recorded her career-high 15 kills twice this season, reaching the mark against No. 9 Nebraska and No. 15 Penn State. She was named to the Red Raider Classic (MVP) and VCU Invitational All-Tournament Teams early in non-conference play. Rader reached double-figure kills in 14 matches this season and recorded a double-double against Iowa with a season-high 10 blocks.

Podraza, also selected to the AVCA all-region team and all-conference first team, earned three Big Ten Setter of the Week nods this season as she led the country and conference in assists per set (11.97) through end of the regular season. She ranks 10th in the nation in total assists (1,282) as she moved up to 10th in program history with 2,702 career assists. Podraza earned a spot on the VCU Invitational All-Tournament Team during non-conference play. She racked up 11 double-doubles, with 10 of those coming against Big Ten opponents. This season, Podraza recorded single-match career-highs in aces (4), digs (18) and blocks (6, twice). She ranks fourth on the team with 277 digs (2.54 per set).

Londot earned AVCA All-Region and All-Big Ten Second Team honors as well as a player of the week nod on Oct. 11. She led the team in kills per set (3.58) and points scored (446.0) this season, also ranking third in blocks per set (1.02) and averaging nearly two digs per set (1.95) with 207 total digs. Londot hit in double figures for kills in 21 matches this season and tallied six double-doubles. Londot set single-match career-highs in assists (3), aces (3), digs (18) and blocks (7) this season. She’s amassed 709 kills, 382 digs and 180 blocks over her first two seasons as a Buckeye. Londot landed a spot on the Red Raider Classic All-Tournament Team after being a unanimous pick for the Preseason All-Big Ten Team.

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