Sophomores Aaron Kietzman and Sierra Stoepker recently competed in their second season on the softball team for GRCC.
Both Kietzman and Stoepker were starters for the Raiders and earned postseason recognition. Sierra Stoepker was named 2nd team All-Conference and Aaron Kietzman was named Honorable Mention All-Conference. Stoepker was first on the team in HBP (9), Slug % (.654), and was second in doubles and RBI.
Kietzman was first on the team in steals (11) and total bases (64) and 3rd in batting average. In addition to excelling on the field, Kietzman and Stoepker excelled in the classroom. Kietzman was named a 3rd team academic All-American, and both Kietzman and Stoepker were named academic All-Conference and Academic All-MCCAA.
Freshman Katelynn Kietzman and Breanna Wickerink competed in their first season for the Raider volleyball team. Kietzman finished 4th on the team in digs (305), and service aces (29). Wickerink finished 3rd on the team with kills (213) and 6th on the team in total blocks (43). Kietzman and Wickerink helped lead the Raiders to a Conference, State and Region XII Championship, as well as a trip to the NJCAA DII National Championships. The GRCC Raiders finished 6th place overall at the tournament, which is tied for the programs second highest finish at the national championships. At the conclusion of the season Wickerink was named 2nd team all-conference, Lincoln Land Invitational All-Tournament team, and NJCAA Region XII All-Tournament team. In addition to excelling on the volleyball court, Kietzman was named Academic All-Conference.
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