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The Lookout | September 28, 2021

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Volleyball coach, players earn honors

Volleyball coach, players earn honors

Rich Schenck
Sports Editor 

The 2014 season for the LCC volleyball team was nothing short of a dramatic turnaround from a forgettable 2013 season that ended with at 8-20 (4-11 MCCAA) record.

LCC Volleyball Head Coach Emily Quintero said at the beginning of the 2014 season that having more time to recruit and familiarize herself with how the season progresses were her biggest assets.

Her efforts were rewarded with a 19-9 (11-6 MCCAA) 2014 record. This led to her to being named the 2014 MCCAA Western Conference Coach of the Year.

The Stars’ 2014 record was good enough for third in the Western Conference and fifth overall in the MCCAA.

But Quintero was not the only one on the team to be recognized. Several of her players were honored for their standout play.

LCC freshman Miranda Baker collected several 2014 honors, including All-Region Team, First Team All-Conference, All Freshman Team and MCCAA Western Conference Freshman of the Year.

Baker’s 2.62 kills per set and 3.4 points per set were good enough for first on the team. Her 220 kills this season were second overall on the team.

Fellow freshman Hannah Smith garnered All-Region Team, First Team All-Conference and All Freshman Team honors.

Smith’s 245 kills and 308.5 total points led the Stars in 2014. Her 242 digs were second on the team.

LCC’s Karen Sidge was given All-Conference Honorable Mention and All Freshman Team honors.

Star freshman Dayjah Stewart and sophomore Michaela Miller were both given All-Conference Honorable Mention awards.

Miller led LCC in 2014 with 4.96 digs per set. Stewart’s 217 total points were good for third for LCC.