Edmonton, AB (February 25, 2019) – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is pleased to announce the 2018-19 ACAC Women's Volleyball Player of the Year is Rae Sigurdson of the Lakeland Rustlers.
Rae set the Rustlers to a 20-3 record in the 23 matches she started. She played in 83 sets accumulating 9.76 assists/set, 1.4 digs/set, 0.36 kills/set, and 0.14 blocks/set. She led the ACAC in total assists and assists/set. Rae's decision making and ability to spread the ball around to her attackers allowed all five of her starting attackers to have more than 100 kills this season. Two of them had more than 200 kills.
"Rae has embraced the athletic mission at Lakeland College which involves excellence in our three Cs: success in the classroom, community, and on the court," says head coach Austin Dyer. "Rae has always had a very high academic standing. She has volunteered in the community and organized events for charity. As an athlete Rae has done things the right way, leading by example to lead her team to success on the court. Rae exemplifies everything a coach could ask for in a student-athlete."
Rae is a Business Administration student athlete from Oakbank, Man., and is competing in her 5th season as a Rustler.
The Women's Volleyball Player of the Year award was presented to Rae at the 2019 ACAC Women's Volleyball Championship on Feb. 20, 2019 at Ambrose University.
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About the ACAC: The ACAC is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in Alberta. Its mission is to provide competitive collegiate sport experiences, promote academic achievement and be a leader of sport development in Canada.
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Mark Kosak, ACAC
Chief Executive Officer
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