KIAC Volleyball Awards
Asbury’s volleyball team had three players selected to the All-KIAC Team as announced during the league tournament over the weekend. Coach JP Rader was selected as the conference Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to a perfect 8-0 mark in league games.
Coach Rader, in his second season, led Asbury to a 30-2 record during the regular season and the top overall seed in the KIAC Tournament after their second undefeated conference season. The Eagles have tied the school record for wins (32) after the KIAC Tournament that record was set by the 1993 team that finished 32-11.
Brittney Rader, the daughter of Coach Rader, was selected to the All-KIAC team after leading Asbury in kills with 300. Rader, a sophomore left side hitter, was one of three players in the KIAC to reach the 300 kill plateau. Rader also tallied 37 blocks and 181 digs and played is all 124 sets for the Eagles.
Ibold makes her second straight appearance on the All-KIAC team as a middle blocker. On the season Ibold ranked second on the team with 281 kills and leads the team and ranks fourth in the KIAC with a .342 attack percentage. The junior from Cincinnati ranks second on the team with 77 total blocks, 29 solo and 48 assisted.
Wheeler was selected to the All-KIAC team for the second time in her career and the first since her freshman year in 2007. Asbury’s libero for four years Wheeler leads the team with 493 digs, which ranks third in the conference. Wheeler has amassed over 2100 digs in her career.
The Eagles who lost in the KIAC Championship for the second straight year to Indiana East will play in the NCCAA Mid-East Regional at King College in Bristol, Tenn. latter this week.