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Record-setting 2009 volleyball season

Story by Kelsey Epperson

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As the Baker volleyball team’s dream season came to an end, the Wildcats received many accolades for 2009. The `Cats produced the program’s best season to date, with a 32-4 overall record. BU also finished 9-1 in conference, with the lone loss to first-place Lindenwood University.

Junior Brooke Pryor had a standout year, and for her efforts was named the HAAC Player of the Year. She led the Wildcats in total kills (535) and kills per game (4.2). She also came in third on the list for total digs (325).

Sophomore Brooke Allen was the team’s star on the defensive end. Allen was named the HAAC Libero of the Year as she led the Wildcats with 876 total digs and totaled 6.8 per game.

The Wildcats lose four players from the 2009 squad in senior Nikki Anderson, to graduation, and sophomores Kelsey Allen, Lauren Torrez and Liz Schraad to Baker University’s School of Nursing program in Topeka.

Season at a glance:<strong>Season at a glance:</strong> Season at a glance:

    Most wins in a season (32) Most consecutive wins (22) Highest winning percentage (89%) Regular-season conference runners-up HAAC Player of the Year – Brooke Pryor HAAC Libero of the Year – Brooke Allen Head Coach Kathy Allen records 250th career win NAIA 3rd Team All-America – Brooke Pryor

Six all-conference selections:<strong>Six all-conference selections:</strong> Six all-conference selections:

    Brooke Allen – 1st team Brooke Pryor – 1st team Jana Boss – 2nd team Christina Delladio – 2nd team Nikki Anderson – honorable mention Kelsey Cobb – honorable mention



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