WINONA LAKE – Caylie Teel picked up multiple All-American awards to wrap up her sterling four-year career for Grace’s volleyball team.
Teel was named honorable mention for NAIA All-American, and she was named First Team All-American by the NCCAA.
Additionally, she was named to the All-America Team by the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA).
Teel, who was the Crossroads League Player of the Year, led Grace with 519 kills. Her 3.5 kills per set led the league, and her 553 digs ranked seventh among all league players. She graduates with 1,879 career digs, good for sixth place in program history.
She was the only volleyball player in America this year to record at least 500 kills and 500 digs, including NAIA and NCAA Division I, II and III.
In the classroom, Grace made a splash as well. Alexa Hill was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, which honors student-athletes for academic and athletic achievement.
Hill was one of five Lady Lancers to receive NAIA Scholar-Athlete status as well. Hill, Kelsee Zuidema, Kelsey Smith, Deborah Michalski and Marta Bleed were all Scholar-Athletes, representing a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
The Lady Lancers made a return trip to the NCCAA National Championships this season, producing a record of 22-17. Grace won two of its three pool play matches at NCCAA Nationals but were eliminated on a playoff tiebreaker.