Lyndsey Henderson was an honorable mention All-American in 2004.
Feb. 2, 2005
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah volleyball team celebrated its award-laden 2004 campaign at the season-ending awards banquet last weekend.
The Utes went 24-7 overall and 13-1 in league action and captured a share of its first-ever Mountain West Conference title. Among the 24 wins were victories over No. 6 UCLA, No. 6 Colorado State and an undefeated Saint Mary's program. In postseason play, Utah finished second in the conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA regionals in Los Angeles, Calif. - it's seventh straight NCAA tournament appearance. The Utes' season ended with a 3-0 loss to Long Beach State in the first round.
Kelsie Kartchner and Henderson were also recognized for their outstanding careers at Utah. Kartchner was honored as a member of the program's 120 match and 3,000 assist clubs while Henderson etched her name among the 400 block club members.
Team awards were also handed out. Chosen by a team vote, Emillie Toone was named Most Improved, Tracy Neumeier the Most Inspirational, Connie Dangerfield with Best Defense, Natalie Miller with the Academic Award and Henderson as the team MVP. Launiere selected Kartchner, for her all-around ability, as the recipient of the Coaches Award.
Below is a list of the awards that that individuals won this season:
Most Improved: Emillie Toone
Most Inspirational: Tracy Neumeier
Best Defense: Connie Dangerfield
Academic Award: Natalie Miller
Most Valuable Player: Lyndsey Henderson
Coaches Award: Kelsie Kartchner
Players of the Week:
Connie Dangerfield (9/20), Lyndsey Henderson (10/18), Kelsie Kartchner (11/8)
Kelsie Kartchner, Shelly Sommerfeldt
Lyndsey Henderson, Kelsie Kartchner, Shelly Sommerfeldt, Connie Dangerfield
Honorable Mention All-America:
MWC Coach of the Year: