Snow College’s Next Big Thing?

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There have been many successful athletes that have come out of Snow College with big names like Brett Keisle, Star Lotulelei, and Jackson Vroman, all of which have had successful professional careers. 

The next big name coming from Snow college could be Riley Lyman. The sophomore OH (Outside Hitter) of the Snow College Volleyball Team had a very productive year for the Badgers in her only season with the team. Lyman was named an All-American at the end of this past Volleyball season and helped lead the Snow College Volleyball Team to a 25-6 record.  

Lyman recorded 282 kills during the regular season and a 3.1 kills per set average, along with a .243 hitting efficiency and 341 digs this season, helping her be named 2017 Region 18 player of the year.  

When Lyman was asked about her thoughts on how the season went she said, “The season didn’t end how we wanted it too, but I’ve made relationships here that will last for the rest of my life and I wouldn’t want to trade that for anything.”  

Lyman currently holds offers from BYU, Arizona State, UVU, San Diego State, and Missouri. With her Top 3 schools being BYU, Arizona State, and Missouri. When asked if she knew where she would end up next fall, Lyman commented: “I honestly have no idea right now, it’s a very tough decision. All of the schools are amazing.”  

Lyman hopes to continue her volleyball career after she’s done with college. Lyman plans on playing volleyball professionally overseas in Italy, Greece, or China. Lyman also has the desire to manage a sports Rec Center and coach volleyball or basketball with the help of her sister.  

Riley also excels off the court and in the classroom. Lyman is currently a Business Management Major with a 4.0 GPA.  

Riley Nebeker is a writer for the Snowdrift at Snow college. Riley is a member of the Snow college football team while also helping out with the school radio station 88.9 the KAGE. Riley plans on playing football at a 4-year school after his time at Snow and plans to major in Communications. Riley is originally from Celina Texas but came to Utah for a change of scenery.

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