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St. Thomas More two-sport star AC Froehlich makes verbal commitment to LSU volleyball

Excelling in volleyball and basketball, St. Thomas More’s AC Froehlich is one of the top girls athletes in school history.

While she has one more year to add to her accolades, she is already securing the next step of her athletic career.

Froehlich committed to LSU volleyball Tuesday, choosing the Tigers over Louisiana, Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Miss.

Froehlich described her commitment to LSU as a dream come true.

“There were a lot of good options, but when I went to visit LSU, it felt like home,” Froehlich said. “Everybody was super nice and the coaches were awesome.

Hitter AC Froehlich as the St Thomas More Cougars win the LHSAA State Volleyball Championship at the Cajundome. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.

Hitter AC Froehlich as the St Thomas More Cougars win the LHSAA State Volleyball Championship at the Cajundome. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.

Last season, Froehlich led STM to its first Division II volleyball title since 2016 when it defeated crosstown rival Teurlings Catholic in five sets in the finals. For the season, Froehlich recorded 42 aces, 495 kills, 360 digs and 33 blocks as an outside hitter and was named to the All-State and All-Acadiana first teams.

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“She’s definitely one of our strongest leaders that’s well respected,” Lady Cougars volleyball coach Jessica Burke said. “She pushes everybody to be better and elevates everyone around her just because of her athleticism and talent. I would definitely label her as a game changer.”

Not only is Froehlich an All-State volleyball player, but she also earned first team honors as a basketball player after guiding STM to the Division II championship game and averaging 17 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and three steals.

AC Froehlich

AC Froehlich

Froehlich joined Avery Breaux and Nikki Lane as the only girls to earn first team All-State honors in volleyball and basketball.

“She’s competitive in everything that she does,” STM girls basketball coach Steven Stojny said. “She’s definitely in an exclusive club at our school. I’m just glad that she’s unselfish enough to play basketball. She recognizes that she has a gift and she’s not one to sacrifice the gift.”

With her commitment out of the way, she can now focus on her senior season, where she hopes to lead the Lady Cougars to another state title in volleyball and another deep run in basketball.

“I’m expecting for her to continue to get better,” Burke said. “She continues to train and providing different tools to increase physicality. I’m expecting her to be able to take over a game even more so than she did as a junior, so I’m looking forward to that.”

This article originally appeared on Lafayette Daily Advertiser: Why St. Thomas More junior AC Froehlich committed to LSU volleyball