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Rayzanna Kehler – February’s Recovery Spot Athlete Of The Month

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Congratulations to Rayzanna Kehler on being selected the Recovery Spot Female Athlete of the Month for February.

Playing in the final match of her university volleyball career, Kehler found herself at the service line in the fifth set of the 2017 MCAC Women's Volleyball Championship Final, tied 13-13 and a chance to lift her team to the their first MCAC Championship since 2010. Kehler came through, serving points 14 and 15 to raise her team to victory.

"Ray is an extremely hard worker and is an amazing captain to her teammates," said head coach Evelyn Kampen, "she cares so much for her team as a whole and never loses perspective on what matters."

Kehler was intrumental in CMU's run to the 2017 Women's Volleyball Championship during the month of February. It all began on February 3rd when the Blazers were able to collect their first win against the first-place Providence Pilots after three previous regular season defeats. The win in Otterburne marked CMU's fifth consecutive wins and sparked a run of nine match victories, culminating in their Championship win on Sunday afternoon in St-Boniface.

The 5'8 middle blocker posted 8 kills and 4 stuff blocks in Saturday's 3-1 semifinal win over USB Rouges and another 8 kills in Sunday's five set championship win over Providence.

"It's been an absolute privelege getting to coach Ray," added Kampen, "she contributed some huge game-changing blocks and points for us and we would never have been able to win this championship without her."

 

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