Two years ago, Lutheran’s volleyball team was 5-23.
This season, the Crusaders were 17-13.
Rose Hahn and Kate Rammes helped the turnaround.
Hahn, a senior captain, was voted first-team all-Big East Conference (Blue Division) after having a great year, according to coach Lisa Klapperich.
“When we needed a big play, she always came through for us,” she said. “She was a leader for everyone by her actions and hard work ethic every single day.”
Added Hahn: “This year was a lot of fun and the most competitive our team has been in the conference in a while. I’m thankful for the teammates that helped me achieve first team and also Coach Lisa for pushing me to get better this season.”
Rammes, a junior, made all-conference honorable mention.
“I think she definitely peaked at the right time this year,” Klapperich said. “She made adjustments to her attack, she matured as a hitter, could see the block better this year and made better decisions as the season prolonged, which showed in her performance and ultimately the outcome of our matches.”
The Eagles did not have anyone make all-league for first-year coach Melissa Neeb.
“It was a building year that was challenged by COVID quarantines and some injuries,” she said. “The girls were challenged to play different roles and kept their heads up no matter the outcome.”