Toole Named 2010 All-American
Stars and Stripes for Brittani Toole
GREENVILLE, South Carolina -- Brittani Toole was named to the 2010 All-America First Team by the National Christian College Athletic Association in an announcement from their national office. The honor caps a great career for the senior from Whitehouse, Texas.
"Brittani Toole has been a huge part of the SAGU volleyball family," said Lady Lions Head Coach Hansford Moore, who has made a habit of coaching All-Americans in recent seasons. "She was an incredible player. She led our team in kills the last two years."
In fact, her kills per game average led the Red River Athletic Conference during both her junior and senior campaigns.
"She also led our program in many other ways," Coach Moore continued. "Brittani is a great young lady with a wonderful calling on her life. Southwestern has been blessed to have such an awesome kid in our program."
From Whitehouse to Powerhouse
Toole turned in another outstanding season. Her hitting percentage this year was .270, which was tops on the team and fourth in the RRAC. Her 469 kills in 123 sets meant she slammed 3.8 per game, which ranked #30 nationally in the NAIA. Toole also tied with teammate Krystal Cisneros (El Paso, Tx / Del Valle HS) for fifth in the Red River in blocks per game.
She enjoyed a breakout junior year, hitting a remarkable .352, which led the RRAC and was #22 in the NAIA. The 5-foot-10 former player at Whitehouse High School hammered 565 kills, which placed her at #13 with 4.0 per game. Whitehouse is a southern suburb of Tyler in East Texas.
It was her sophomore year that gave a preview performance of what she could do. Toole crushed 487 kills and hit .291.
Throughout her career, the likable Toole was a major contributor in 101 wins over four seasons.