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November 24, 2014

Glavan named among top volleyball players


  • Boston
UMass Boston volleyball player adds two more titles.

Sophomore volleyball player Elizabeth Glavan, who set University of Massachusetts Boston records for digs in a match and a season as a freshman, added two more titles to her already impressive resume last week.

Glavan earned her second spot on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Northeast All-Region Team and her second straight LEC Defensive Player of the Year title. She is the first UMass Boston volleyball player to twice earn that conference award.

The Edina, Minnesota native helped lead the Beacons to their sixth consecutive regular-season Little East Conference title this year, and their fourth 7-0 LEC record in team history. She says she had thought about staying in her home state to play volleyball, until she looked online one more time.

“I sent the coaches an email, came out for a visit the next week, and then it all just kind of fell into place,” Glavan said.

This year, Glavan tied her own record for digs in a season (653) and became the first Beacon to record more than 1,000 digs by the end of her sophomore year.

“I love being part of this volleyball team. Volleyball is what brought me to UMass Boston. From the coaches to the teammates, there’s no other Athletics Department that I’d rather be a part of,” Glavan said.

Glavan is majoring in management at UMass Boston. After graduation, she plans to get her MBA and eventually open her own business.