KJ Johnson '23 Earns Second AVCA All-America Honorable Mention

KJ Johnson '23 Earns Second AVCA All-America Honorable Mention

KJ Johnson '23 smiling and walking during a volleyball match.

Johnson is also a two-time All-Region selection and MAAC Player of the Year.

The only American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America selection in Fairfield University volleyball history is now a two-time honoree. Superstar outside hitter Kynnedi "KJ" Johnson '23 was named an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention for the second consecutive season, as announced on Wednesday morning by the organization.
 
Last week, Johnson was named All-East Coast Region by the AVCA, becoming the first two-time All-Region selection in both Fairfield and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) history.
 
"KJ's two seasons as a Stag have been as productive – and at times, simply dominant – as any hitter I've coached," said Head Coach Todd Kress, a nine-time MAAC Coach of the Year. "I am thrilled that she has once again been recognized by the AVCA as one of the top players in the nation."
 
Johnson was named the MAAC Player of the Year and All-MAAC First Team for the second straight season in 2022 after leading Fairfield to its fourth straight MAAC Regular Season Championship. She ranked third in the MAAC with 3.67 kills and 4.29 points per frame. Her .273 hitting percentage was sixth overall in the conference and first among outside hitters, and only 11 players in the nation with as many as Johnson's 1040 swings own a higher attack percentage. Defensively, Johnson averaged 1.98 digs per set and ranked among the conference's top 10 in blocks with 84 rejections in 105 sets.
 
Fairfield Volleyball posted a 25-7 record this past fall. The Stags went 17-1 in conference play to win their fourth consecutive MAAC Regular Season Championship and reached the MAAC Championship Final in the third straight campaign in which they competed in the postseason.

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