Bolles alumna Riley Coonan ’17, a junior on the Wofford College volleyball team, was named to the 2019 All-Southern Conference Second Team. Coonan leads the SoCon with a .361 hitting percentage, 1.19 blocks per set and 120 total blocks on the season.
Coonan recorded 10 or more kills 14 times this season, including a career-high 18 kills in a four-set win over The Citadel. On November 4, she was named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week after hitting .533 with eight solo blocks, in a pair of wins over UNC Greensboro and Furman. Coonan hit over .300 in 17 matches this season, recording three or more blocks in 22 of 30 matches played. On back-to-back nights in October, Coonan tied her career high of nine blocks against both East Tennessee State and UNC Greensboro. Her .296 career hitting percentage ties former teammate Colleen Reilly for first in program history, while her percentage for the 2019 season would finish first all-time at Wofford.
“Riley had a breakout season this year. Although she had put together impressive numbers before, this season was on a new level for her,” said Wofford Head Coach Lynze Roos. “She dominated the net, and finished top three in hitting percentage and blocks per set for the league. She has the ability to take over a match, and we love watching her compete. She is a player who battles every day, so this recognition shows that her drive pays off.”