Acker, Young and Heise take home team awards
SMU has pair named to All-America team for second time in program history
Heise, Young and Acker named to First Team; Giordano selected to Second Team
Heise earns defensive award in back-to-back weeks; Young earns second offensive award
10 finalists will be chosen from field of 30 candidates
SMU Dig Pink
2013 (Jr.): Named to the All-American Athletic Conference first team...Started 29 of 31 matches, playing all 112 sets...Earned American Athletic Conference Player of the Week award a league-best four times (9/23, 9/30, 11/4, 11/25)...Earned all-tournament honors at the Aztec Invitational and College of Charleston Invitational...Ranked third in the league with a team-high 454 points scored...Currently sixth all-time at SMU with a career attacking percentage of .256...Ranked 10th all-time in career service aces...Recorded four double-doubles, the first against Northeastern (9/14)...Hit a season-high .700 against Lamar (8/31)...Had at least 15 kills in five straight matches with a season-high 20 against Northeastern...Career-high six blocks twice against Ball State and Houston...Team-best 383 kills and 24 aces for the season...Hit .289 on the season, a personal best.
2012 (So.): Named to the AVCA All-Midwest Region Team and the All-Conference USA First Team... Started 26 of 31 matches, playing all 117 sets...Earned Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week award twice (9/3 and 10/8)...Earned all-tournament honors at the SMU Classic and the TCU Invitational...Tied for 12th in the NCAA and led Conference USA with 51 aces...Ranked ninth in the league with a team-high 3.39 kills per set...Had 397 kills, which was sixth in the conference...Was eighth in C-USA with 4.12 points per set...Third on the team with 63 blocks and had 125 digs...Recorded a double-double with what was a career-high 23 kills and a career-high 18 digs in four sets against Army (9/1)...Scored a career-high 26 kills in four sets at UCF (10/5)...Had at least 10 kills in 22 of 31 matches, including a string of nine in a row...Had at least 20 kills in seven matches...Had a career-high five aces in three sets at Tulane (11/4)...Had career-high five blocks twice, against Marshall (9/23) and against Baylor (11/24).
2011 (Fr.): Named to the Conference USA All-Freshmen Team...Played in all 32 matches with five starts...Fourth on the team in kills (250) and third in kills per set (2.27)...Second on the team in attack percentage, hitting .241...Also had 59 blocks and 43 digs...Had a season-high 16 digs at Marshall...Had at least 10 kills in 15 matches, including a string of nine matches in a row.
High School: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Debbie Yeager at Brenham High School...Named All-State as a junior and senior...Academic All-State selection as a senior...Named to the Texas All-State Tournament Team as a junior and senior...Was All-District and Academic All-District all four years...Named District Hitter of the Year in 2009 and Attacker of the Year in 2010...Led Brenham to the Regional Finals as a freshman and sophomore, and the State Finals as a junior and senior...Team Captain as a senior...Also lettered in swimming, earning All-State honors...Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Caroline Victoria Young...Daughter of David and Kim Sommerfeld...Born Nov. 2, 1992 in Beaumont...Has one older sister, Catherine...Chose SMU because of the size and atmosphere of campus...Her favorite athletes are Shawn Johnson, Tim Tebow, Tara Cross-Battle and Roger Federer...Favorite restaurant is Schlotzsky's...Major is undecided.