The NAIA announced on Friday that 428 volleyball student-athletes have been named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Among that group is the lone BC senior, Veronica Dabrowski. In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.
The postseason awards for the Bethel volleyball team continue to roll in. Just one week after six members of the squad were honored by landing in the All-Crossroads League ranks, the NCCAA North Central Region announced that Sami Leach and Kristen Mitchell were named to the 12-member, all-region team.
With the conclusion of the 2015 postseason league tournament, the Crossroads League has announced their 2015 All-Crossroads League awards. Headlining this year's recipients for the Pilots is sophomore Sami Leach who was named the Crossroads League Setter of the Year while the league champions, Mount Vernon, swept Coach, Player, Hitter, Libero and Freshman of the Year honors. Leach is the second BC setter to be honored in the past three seasons with Morgan Fox picking up the honor in 2013.
When Bethel sophomore Haley Brown found out that she had a torn labrum in her hip and wouldn't be able to play volleyball this season her first thought wasn't devastation but how she could come back stronger. Brown was coming off a strong first season for the Pilots, in which she was selected to the All-Crossroads League Second Team and Crossroads League All-Freshmen Team. Brown helped the Pilots to a 19-17 record last season and had high hopes for this year. Her injury dashed those hopes, but Brown will not let her injury stop her from coming back stronger on and off the court.