Rancho Santa Fe resident receives All American Volleyball honors

Rancho Santa Fe resident Cosy Burnett, a senior at La Costa Canyon High School, was named All American 2nd team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Nov. 14.

“It’s such an privilege to be recognized like this on a national level,” said Cosy Burnett, who is 6’2”.  “When I look at the names of the amazing athletes across the country on this team, I realize what great company I’m in.  It’s truly humbling.”

Cosy is a team captain for the LCC Mavericks and, with 23 kills, recently led the Mavericks to their 9th straight CIF championship on Nov. 17 when they played Canyon Crest Academy. The Mavericks defeated the Ravens in five sets 25-23, 20-25, 15-25, 25-16, 15-11.

The senior has been a force for the Mavericks this year, playing all three front row positions of outside hitter, middle blocker and opposite hitter.

“I’m really a pin player, but I just go where they tell me,” joked Cosy.

Going where she’s needed and having a great attitude seem to set Cosy apart.  Pat Mcdougall has coached Cosy for the past three years on varsity at LCC.  He explained that Cosy is everything a coach could put on his wish list.

“Physically, she has it all.  She is 6’2”, strong, jumps high — well over 10 feet, has a fast arm swing with fast feet and she’s crazy quick,” Mcdougall said.  He emphasized that it is far more the “intangibles” that make Cosy such a valuable player.

“The qualities of her attitude go beyond what a coach could ever hope for.  Her infectious energy and zeal for celebrating her teammates’ accomplishments is her true gift. She celebrates every aspect of the other player, whether she is on the court of on the bench. Her positive attitude has become infectious to the entire team. She is the true example of when a player is having fun, they are performing at their best.”

Cosy will be playing for top nationally ranked Brigham Young University in the fall.  Two other San Diego County seniors received AVCA recognition: Tatiana Durr (middle blocker for Cathedral) and Lauren Miller (setter for Cathedral) both received Honorable Mention.

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