Volleyball seniors leave their mark at Lawrence

Volleyball officially has come to end. Over the weekend, the Vikings lost both 3-1 to Edgewood and 3-0 to Lakeland, ending the season 10-17 with a conference record of 5-4. They finished fifth in conference, narrowly missing a conference playoff berth. With the end of the season, the team also says goodbye to a truly historic group of seniors. They have amassed 21 conference wins— more than any other class in the history of the program. This past Saturday was senior night for the historic eight, where friends and family cheered for them one last time in the Vikings volleyball uniforms. Here are excerpts of the accomplishments of the senior class, courtesy of senior Arianna Cohen.

Senior Olivia Hoesley has been with our team as Athletic Training Student Worker for four years. Olivia sets the bar extremely high when it comes to her duties and how organized everything is. Olivia will graduate with a major in Psychology. She plans on entering the work force after graduating from Lawrence.

Senior Cyra Bammer has recorded 148 kills, 196 assists, 83 aces and 1727 digs in her career. Cyra is currently third all-time in Lawrence career digs and second all-time in digs per set. Cyra was named MWC second team all-conference in her junior season. She has been named MWC Academic All-Conference the last three years. Cyra will graduate with a majors in Biology and Chemistry.   She plans on going to graduate school to become a veterinarian after graduating from Lawrence.

Senior Arianna Cohen has recorded 560 kills and 163 blocks in her career. Arianna is currently fifteenth all-time in Lawrence career kills and fifteenth all-time in kills per set. Arianna will graduate with a major in English and a minor in creative writing.   She plans on entering the work force after graduating from Lawrence.

Senior Sydney Nelson has recorded 120 kills, 1580 assists, 90 aces and 694 digs in her career. Sydney is currently sixth all-time in Lawrence Career Assists and seventeenth all-time in digs. She has been named MWC Academic All-Conference the last three years.   Sydney will graduate with an English major and Spanish minor. She plans on attending graduate school after graduating from Lawrence.

Senior Colleen Nowlan has recorded 175 kills and 118 blocks. Colleen is currently eighth all-time in Lawrence career blocks per set. Colleen will graduate with a major in psychology. She plans on attending graduate school after graduating from Lawrence.

Senior Lauren Ray has recorded 88 kills, 1513 assists, 87 aces and 627 digs in her career. Lauren is currently seventh all-time in Lawrence Career Assists. She has been named MWC Academic All-Conference the last three years. Lauren will graduate with an Anthropology major. She plans on attending graduate school after graduating from Lawrence.

Senior Sara Schliesman has been a steady defensive specialist and serving specialist for the team. Sara has been an outstanding teammate and has been extremely dedicated to the volleyball program. She has been named MWC Academic All-Conference once. Sara is a Mathematics major and Biology minor. She plans on joining the workforce in sports statistics after graduating from Lawrence.

Senior Rachael Wuensch has recorded 447 kills, 54 assists, 38 aces, 253 digs and 75 blocks in her career. She has been named MWC Academic All-Conference once. Rachael will graduate with Studio Art and Psychology majors. She plans on attending graduate school after graduating from Lawrence.

We look forward to covering the returns and a whole new class of volleyball players next year! Have a great offseason!

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