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All-American honors garnered by Snow player Riley Lyman

Riley Lyman, a volleyball player at Snow College, was recently named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-America First Team.

All-American honors garnered

by Snow player Riley Lyman

 

By Lyle Fletcher

Staff writer

Dec. 14, 2017

 

EPHRAIM—Riley Lyman, a sophomore at Snow College, has been named an All-American in volleyball.

The press release from Snow College touted Lyman as one of only six first-team All-Americans chosen since the women’s volleyball program began at Snow in 1980.

Lyman’s stats this season show why she has garnered the National Junior College Athletic Association All-America First Team honors:

  • 282 kills during the regular season, averaging 3.1 kills per set
  • .243 hitting efficiency for the season
  • 341 digs, averaging 3.75 digs per set

Lyman, a complete six-rotation player, also helped lead her team to a 26-5 season.

“I’m really just very honored and grateful to be selected,” Lyman said. “I couldn’t have ever made it to where I am without my amazing teammates, coaches and all the wonderful people here at Snow.”

Lyman, a 6-foot outside hitter, was also named the 2017 Region 18 Player of the Year.

A transfer from Idaho State and an Enterprise High School alum, Lyman ranked second in the Scenic West Athletic Conference in total number of kills against conference opponents with 110, averaging 3.33 kills per set.

Lyman’s season-high stats include 18 kills in one set and 22 digs in another.

“Snow has been such a great experience,” Lyman added. “Coming to Snow was exactly what I needed at this point in my life. Everyone here is so supportive and helpful. They’ve really become my family. I’m so grateful for them, and for the opportunity they’ve given me.”

Other first-team All-Americans women’s volleyball players at Snow include Madi Packard (2013), Niurka Toribio (2011), Kathleen Reeve (1986), Annie Watson (1984) and Rita Harrington (1980).