DURHAM, N.C. – Redshirt junior middle blocker Leah Meyer was named to the 2018 Preseason All-ACC Team as announced by the league office Friday while Duke was picked to finish fifth in the conference by a vote of the ACC’s head coaches.
Entering her fourth season with the Blue Devils, Meyer ranks among the program’s top middle blockers. Meyer has 648 career kills to her credit, averaging 2.72 per set while hitting .310 for her career. In addition, the Clarence, N.Y., native has racked up 285 total blocks, good for a 1.19 blocks-per-set average. In the Duke record books, Meyer ranks eighth all-time in hitting percentage and fourth in blocks per set.
A 2017 Preseason All-ACC selection, Meyer totaled 40 kills and 32.0 blocks in six matches this past season before she was sidelined due to injury.
Meyer followed a standout freshman campaign with an exceptional sophomore season in 2016, leading the Blue Devils with 139 blocks to go along with 316 kills. She garnered AVCA All-East Coast Region and First Team All-ACC accolades after ranking sixth in the ACC and 35th nationally with a 1.31 blocks-per set average.
Duke finished the 2017 campaign with a 19-12 (11-9 ACC) record. The Blue Devils open the 2018 slate at home, hosting 2017 NCAA quarterfinalist BYU Friday, August 24 and again Saturday, August 25 in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
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