Root receives the honor from the CVU after being named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year for 2009 while also earning a spot on the All-League squad. Root led all league players with 5.05 digs/set, good for 29th nationally, and ranked second in league-only play with 5.31 digs/set. The freshman, who was named to three All-Tournament teams over the course of the season and earned Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week honors twice, finished her first year with 586 total digs, a Valpo freshman record and good for fifth in a single season in Crusader history.
Root Named CVU.com ‘Rising Star'
Valparaiso freshman libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named one of the Collegiate Volleyball Update’s (CVU.com) ‘Rising Stars’, honoring 19 freshmen nationwide who stood out with their performance in their rookie season.