Five members of the Grace College volleyball team were named to the postseason All-Crossroads League Team.
Caylie Teel highlighted Grace’s award haul with a First Team nod, and Taylor Baird and Kelsee Zuidema were named Second Team. Kari Feddema and Kaitlin Kerrigan were named honorable mention All-League to round out Grace’s winners.
Teel was recognized as one of the top defensive players in the league. She racked up 621 digs (5.2/set) as Grace’s libero. She got better as the season progressed, averaging 5.6 digs/set during league play. Teel also served at a 93.6 percentage with 16 aces.
Teel had double-digit digs in 31 matches, including 12 matches with at least 20 digs and one match with 31 digs. Her 621 digs ranked 10th-highest for a single season in team history.
Baird ended her career on a strong note as Grace’s setter. The senior produced 1,120 assists (9.2/set) to rank second in the league. Baird’s well-rounded season included 90 kills, 20 aces, 260 digs and 42 block points.
Zuidema was Grace’s most utilized attacker. She had 335 kills at a .135 percentage, taking nearly 500 more attempts than anyone else on the team. She also led the league with 39 aces and added 172 digs.
Kerrigan finished her senior season with 132 kills and 355 digs. She was one of only two players (Baird) to appear in all 122 sets of the year.
Feddema enjoyed a career-best season. She tallied 195 kills at a .191 percentage to go along with a team-leading 14 solo blocks and 64 block assists. Her 0.7 blocks/set rate tied for 10th-highest in the league. — from gclancers.com