THREE RAMS NAMED TO ALL-ATLANTIC 10 TEAMS

RICHMOND, Va. – Sophomore Julia Adler (Bramton, Ontario), as well as freshmen Jasmin Sneed (San Antonio, Texas) and Vicky Giommarini (Rome, Italy) were named to All-Atlantic 10 Conference teams Thursday on the eve of the league's championship tournament.

Adler a 6-foot opposite, was named All-Atlantic 10 Second Team following her breakout sophomore campaign. The lefty-hitting Adler has averaged 2.35 kills per set and piled up 261 total kills, second-most on the team, while hitting .215. She's also been critical to VCU's defense, providing 0.82 blocks per set. Adler has produced double-digit kills in 11 matches this season.
 
Sneed, a 6-foot middle blocker, Giommarini, a 6-foot outside hitter, were named to the league's All-Rookie Team.
 
One of two Rams to appear in every set this season, Sneed has captured three A-10 Rookie of the Week honors this season. She is averaging 1.38 kills and 1.13 blocks per set, while hitting .271. Sneed hit .533 with 10 kills in three blocks last weekend against 23rd-ranked Dayton. She also provided 12 total blocks in a win over Fordham earlier this season and has produced eight or more blocks in a match four times.
 
Giommarini is averaging 2.40 kills per set, a shade behind Alica Kandler (2.41) for the team lead. A native of Rome, Italy, Giommarini is hitting .186, while averaging 1.69 digs and 0.43 blocks per set.
 
Saint Louis' Danielle Rygelski was named the league's Player of the Year, while Dayton picked up Libero of the Year (Margo Wolf), Setter of the Year (Jane Emmenecker) and Coach of the Year (Tim Horsmon). Fordham's Olivia Fairchild was named Rookie of the Year.
 
Fifth-seeded VCU and its trio of All-Conference honorees will take on fourth-seeded Duquesne in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Championship on Friday, Nov. 18 at 8:30 p.m. in St. Louis, Missouri. 
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