Taylor Crabb Selected to 2014 Volleyball Magazine All-America Team
June 3, 2014
LONG BEACH - Long Beach State's Taylor Crabb has been named a Volleyball Magazine NCAA All-American for the third time in his career, the publication announced in its July issue. Crabb, a 6-foot outside hitter, was a second-team selection.
Crabb has added more hardware to his collection as he garnered first-team AVCA All-America and first-team All-MPSF honors earlier this year. In 2013, Crabb received first-team All-America accolades from both Volleyball Magazine and the AVCA, while he was also tabbed the AVCA National Player of the Year.
As a senior, Crabb led the nation with 4.80 kills per set and ranked second in points per set with 5.33 He was also among the top-15 in the MPSF in digs per set (2.16) and hitting percentage (.371).
Crabb reached double figures in kills in every match, with 10 coming by way of 20-plus kill performances. He also had a team-leading 10 double-doubles. Crabb's best showing of the year came at then No. 2 UCLA on Feb. 12, where he matched his career high with 29 kills, while committing just one error on 56 attempts. He added a career-best 16 digs to go along with five blocks against the Bruins. Crabb also had 29 kills at eventual NCAA finalist Stanford.
During his four years at The Beach, Crabb etched his name in the 49er career record books, where he ranks third in digs (802), fourth in total attempts (3,656) and seventh in kills (1,600). Crabb is just the third player in program history to surpass both the 1,000-kill and 800-dig milestones.