LEWISTON - Nicole Graybeal headlines a team of 11 current and former Warriors on the Lewis-Clark State Volleyball voted to the All-Decade Team, voted on by fans. The middle blocker from Spokane, WA, is one of three middle blockers/right sides on the team, along with two liberos, two setters and four outside hitters.
Also voted into the elite group were: (listed alphabetically by position) liberos Gionni Brown and Katie Hinrichs, setters Nevena Dragovic and Lauren West, outside hitters Kennadie Clute, Treneisha Doyle, Rachel Gregg and Lauryn Herrick, and middle blockers/right sides Deddiy Alaimaleata and Tori Edwards.
Graybeal (2010-11) was voted an NAIA First-Team All-American and the Frontier Conference Player and Newcomer of the Year in 2010. She led LC State in points (464.5) and blocks (144). Her 144 blocks rank third in a single season in the LC record books, and her 1.25 blocks per set is second. She put up 115 block assists, which is fourth most in a season, and her 11 blocks in one match to tie the LC single-match record. As a senior, she led the team in hitting percentage (.302) and blocks (91). Graybeal helped the Warriors to two Frontier Conference Championships and two NAIA National Tournament appearances. Her 55 solo blocks ranks ninth in the career records, as does her 180 block assists.
A recent member of the program, Brown (2018-19) left LC State ranked second in 20-plus dig matches (20) and tied for sixth in double-digit dig matches (55). She was voted Second-Team All-Frontier Conference as a senior after leading the Warriors in digs (551), which ranks third-most in a season in program history. She led the conference in service aces (49). Known for her acrobatic plays, Brown appeared as the #7 play on ESPN SportCenter’s Top 10 in Sept. of 2018, and was voted the NAIA Top Play of the Week in Sept. of 2019.
Hinrichs (2007-10) ranks second in the LC State record books in career digs (1,585) and seventh in service aces (153). A Second-Team All-Frontier Conference selection as a senior, she set the single-season digs record (561) in 2010. Her digs per set mark (4.64) ranks fourth-best in a season. As a junior, she set the single-match record with 41 digs. Hinrichs helped the Warriors to four straight Frontier Conference Championships and four NAIA National Tournament appearances.
Dragovic (2011-12) ranks ninth in career assists in the LC State record books with 1,654. As a junior, the Belgrade, Serbia native led LC State in assists with 851. At 8.26 per set, the average ranks fifth-best in a season. She dished out 62 in a match which ranks eight-most in a single match. In her senior season, Dragovic dished out 803 assists at 8.02 per set which is fourth-best in a single season. She helped the Warriors to two Frontier Conference Championships and an appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.
West (2017-18) finished her career ranked 10th in career assist (1,588). She was voted Second-Team All-Frontier Conference as a senior after leading the conference in assists per set (9.85) and service aces per set (0.36). Her assists per set mark ranks second-best in a single season. She led the Warriors in assists (946) and service aces (39) as a senior, and in assists per set (8.03) as a junior. Her 8.03 mark ranks sixth-best in a single season. She was voted the Frontier Conference Setter of the Week three times in 2018.
A two-time All-American, Clute (2015-16) was voted to the first team as a junior and honorable mention as a senior. She was voted the Frontier Conference Co-Player and Newcomer of the Year as a junior after leading the Warriors in kills (462) which is the eight-best mark in a season at LC State. Her kills per set average of 3.95 is the best by a Warrior. She was voted AVCA First-Team All-Northwest Region and the NW Region Player of the Year. In 2016 she led LC State in kills (317), kills per set (3.64) point (358) and digs (260). Her 3.64 kills per set is fourth-best in a season.
Doyle (2012-15) was voted an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention as a senior and was a three-time First-Team All-Frontier Conference selection. She finished her Warrior career ranked sixth in kills (1,178) and helped the team to a Frontier Conference Championship as a freshman. As a senior, Doyle led the team in service aces (59) which is tied for ninth-best in a single season, while her 0.55 aces per set ranks fifth. She tallied 392 kills at 3.63 per set, ranking fifth-best in a single season. In her junior season, she led the Warriors with 312 kills.
Gregg (2015-2018) completed her four-year career with an AVCA All-Wet Region nod. She was voted First-Team All-Frontier Conference as a junior and senior. In the 2018 season, Gregg led the Warriors in kills with 360, points (408.0), and tied for the team lead with 11 solo blocks. She led the conference in kills per set (3.79) which ranks second in a single season in the LC State record books. She was second on the team in digs with 301. She earned Frontier Conference and National Attacker of the Week in Sept. of 2018. As a junior, Gregg led LC State in kills (249) and kills per set (3.07).
Herrick (2008-2011) capped her career by being voted an NAIA Second-Team All-American and the Frontier Conference Player of the Year. As a senior she led the Warriors in service aces (67) and points (403.5). She was second on the team in kills (307) and kills per set (2.74). Her 67 aces are the third-most in a season for the Warriors, and 0.60 per set is fourth-best. Herrick was voted First-Team All-Frontier Conference as a junior and second-team as a sophomore. In her junior season she tallied 77 aces which stands second-most in a season, as does the 0.65 per set from that year. She helped LC State to four straight Frontier Conference titles and four straight NAIA National Tournament appearances. She finished her career ranked second in service aces with 192.
In her lone season with the Warriors, Alaimaleata (2010) was voted an NAIA Third-Team All-American and First-Team All-Frontier Conference. She led the team with a .358 attack percentage which ranks ninth-best for a single season. She tallied 341 kills (2.66 per set), collected 58 assists, 112 digs and 144 blocks. Her .655 attack percentage in a match sits fourth-highest in the record book. Alaimaleata helped the Warriors to a Frontier Conference Championship and an NAIA National Tournament appearance.
Edwards is entering her second season with LC State after transferring from Corban. In her sophomore season, she was voted NAIA and AVCA All-American Honorable Mention, AVCA First-Team All-Northwest Region, First-Team All-Frontier Conference and the Frontier Conference Newcomer of the Year. She made a team-best 28 starts and led the Warriors in points (342.0), kills (319) and attack percentage (.236). Edwards ranked fourth in the conference in attack percentage and averaged 3.11 points per set and 2.90 kills per set. She was voted the Frontier Conference Player of the Week once.
Libero Russia Robinson, setter Kim Fong, outside hitters Kelli TIkker and Niurka Toribio, and middle blockers/right sides Chelsea Strong and Desiree Nielson were also included in the poll.
The LC State Track and Field All-Decade Poll will go live on Facebook and Twitter on Monday morning. Stay tuned to @LCWarriors social media for more information.