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Lions' women's volleyball team welcomes first-year student/athlete Riley Brashear

Monday, March 17, 2014
by Dane Neumeister

Riley Brashear, a 5-foot-4 libero, from Kings High School, has committed to play volleyball and attend the College of Mount St. Joseph next season, Mount Head Coach Jon Bennett announced today.

Riley earned Athlete of the Year honors for the Eastern Cincinnati Conference (ECC) and was named to the first team of the ECC last season as a senior at Kings. She played for Head Coach Amanda Shuler.

“Riley is a dynamic defensive player that will make an immediate impact in our back row,’’ Bennett said. “Her work ethic and personality is infectious and we are excited to see what she can accomplish both on the court and in the Mount community.”

Brashear competes during the club season for Elevation Volleyball Club.

“There probably hasn’t been a player in the history of Sports Express that has spent more hours playing, training, working, or just hanging out at Sports Express than Riley Brashear,” John Paul Case, Director of Elevation/Sports Express Volleyball Center, said.

Riley is the daughter of David Brashear and Deanne and Sam Hughes. She intends to major in Health and Wellness at the College. Riley said she chose to attend the Mount because “I felt at home the first time I experienced the campus. I also plan to pursue my Doctorate of Physical Therapy and the College of Mount St. Joseph is a great fit for that as well.”

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