Riley Knight Takes Her Game To LCC
Story and photos by Alexis Mercer
Riley Knight of Newaygo signed this past spring with the Stars of Lansing Community College to play volleyball. A standout athlete during her career as a Lion, Riley achieved All Conference honors in volleyball, basketball and soccer.
Her high school volleyball coach at Newaygo, Bethanie duChemin, commented “I am so excited for Riley! She was our Most Valuable Player and...
...the best defensive player I have had the privilege of coaching.”
"Not only is she is an extremely talented athlete, but her work ethic and leadership skills make her a great teammate. She will certainly be an asset to LCC’s program. We are all very proud of her!”
“Riley’s a great player, but most importantly an amazing person,”added Stars Head Coach Emily Quintero.
“Her bubbly personality has added a great quality to our team. She has a natural talent to lead and has been a tremendous asset to our program this year with courage and determination. I am honored to have Riley as a part of the Star program.”
Knight has spent time alternating between a defensive specialist, substitute in for one player in the back row, and as a libero, a full time defensive player who can rotate in for any player in the back row.
In high school, Riley started training to be a setter, but was transitioned to a defensive specialist in her last years due to her outstanding performance and vision on the defensive side.
The Lansing Stars are part of the NAIA. They play their final home game against Kalamazoo Valley Community College on October 27 at 6:30 PM.