Two Raiders honored by BRC
Junior libero Olivia Goulette and senior co-captain Julia Bennett have been named to 2017 All-Big Rivers Conference volleyball teams by the conference coaches.
Goulette earned a spot on the All-BRC second team while Bennett received honorable mention. It was the first postseason honors for both players.
"Both players are very well deserving of their selections," Raider head coach Dennis Saathoff said. "There were a large number of very good players in the conference this year so the competition for those spots was very tough and getting selected is a great accomplishment. It was a nice way for Julia to finish her high school career and it gives Olivia something to shoot for again next season."
Goulette was named the Raiders' Defensive Player of the Year after amassing 434 defensive digs and 629 service receptions with less than a 4 percent error rate.
"It is safe to say that she was the anchor for our team defensively," Saathoff noted.
Bennett received the Raider Team award as the player with the highest finish in the most statistical categories. The setter and outside hitter led the team in kills, service aces, set assists and total points scored.
"As you can tell from those stats, she was our most consistent offensive player," Saathoff said.
The Raiders finished the 2017 season 25-13 overall, 4-2 and tied for second place in the BRC.