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LWC Volleyball Trio earns AVCA Southeast All-Region honors

By Kyle Jackson

Three Lindsey Wilson volleyball student-athletes and assistant coach Elly Burke have been awarded 2021 American Volleyball Coaches' Association Southeast Region honors, the organization announced today.

Camryn Rich and Alexis Smith were both named to the 14-woman AVCA Southeast region team while Radaisy Valdez was listed as an honorable mention.

In addition to being named to the team, Rich was selected as the AVCA Southeast Region Setter of the Year while Valdez was named Region Freshman of the Year. Burke was named Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

Valdez becomes the ninth Blue Raider to earn regional freshman of the year, joining Courtney Doyle (2013), Alexa Just (2014), Makenzie Montano (2014), Ragni Knudsen (2015), Elly Burke (2016), Paulina Sobolewska (2017), Sarah Cruz (2018) and Kasia Niderla (2019).

Valdez leads the Blue Raiders in hitting this season with a .330 attacking percentage. The Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year is averaging 2.5 kills per set.

Rich, the Mid-South Conference Setter of the Year is averaging 10.09 assists per set while Smith is averaging 3.4 kills per frame.

The Southeast Region is one of 10 regions across the NAIA.

This story was posted on 2021-05-02 08:29:34
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