Laramie County Community College volleyball players Carlee Morrison and Avery Nelson were honored with regional awards at the end of their season.
Region IX North Freshman of the Year, Region IX First Team, and Honorable Mention All American Team awards went to Nelson, while Second Team, Region IX First Teamer, and Region IX North Player of the Year was awarded to Morrison.
According to Nelson and Morrison, players must perform at the highest level, display leadership qualities, and exhibit strong character in order to receive these awards. Morrison added that the region comes together and votes on which athletes deserve these honors.
Both players spoke highly of head coach Austin Albers and their team, and said they wouldn’t be where they are now if not for them.
“Hard work pays off, and it definitely reflects the hard work of our coach,” Morrison said.
Morrison said earning these awards also bolsters Laramie County Community College’s reputation. Recognition for the school makes it easier for coaches to recruit new players for the next season.