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Laney Craig
Fred T. Foard grad Laney Craig was named All-Region and now, All-American.
photo courtesy of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Athletics

Foard Grad Craig Named All-American Representing CCC&TI Volleyball

For the first time in history of its volleyball program, a Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute student-athlete has been named an All-American.

Cobra outside hitter Laney Craig was named a National Junior College Athletic Association Division III First Team All-American on Tuesday. Craig, a freshman from Hickory, NC (Fred T. Foard High School), totaled 465 kills for the season, the fourth best in the nation. She averaged 4.27 kills per set and had a total of 1,310 attacks, both ranking third best in the nation. Craig was responsible for 518 points on the season for Caldwell, which was fourth best in the nation.

Craig helped lead Caldwell’s volleyball team to a 23-7 record that included Region 10 and Mid-Atlantic District championships. The second-year program made an appearance in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament earlier this month in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, going 2-2 and finishing tenth in the nation. Craig was also named the Region 10 Division III Player of the Year.

2023-24 NJCAA DIII Volleyball All-America Teams
All-America selections are made by the NJCAA DIII Volleyball Committee

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

PLAYER
COLLEGE
CLASS
POS.

Taylor Knuth
Harper (IL)
So.
MB

Azoria Davis
Dallas-Eastfield (TX)
Fr.
OH

Alexis Helmin
Century (MN)
Fr.
MB

Brenly Walker
Dallas-Eastfield (TX)
Fr.
OH

Lindsey Koenig
Owens (OH)
Fr.
MB

Taryn Doiron
Dallas-Eastfield (TX)
Fr.
S

Gabrielle Schwirtz
Century (MN)
So.
S

Cyd Martinez
DuPage (IL)
So.
LB

Kayla Baase
Delta (MI)
So.
OH

Lisanel Rodriguez
Monroe-Bronx (NY)
So.
OH

Kailey Fischer
Alexandria Tech (MN)
So.
S

Laney Craig
Caldwell Tech (NC)
Fr.
OH

SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

PLAYER
COLLEGE
CLASS
POS.

Tasmine Maxwell
Dallas-Eastfield (TX)
So.
MB

Kendall Buerman
Alexandria Tech (MN)
Fr.
RS

Michaela Hahn
Owens (OH)
Fr.
DS

Jordan Bruscato
Dallas-Brookhaven (TX)
So.
S

Brooke DeGroff
Finger Lakes (NY)
So.
OH

Eden Suh
Harper (IL)
So.
S

Love Riley
Dallas-North Lake (TX)
So.
MB

Grace O’Brien
Fulton-Montgomery (NY)
Fr.
OH

Ella Heese
Minnesota West
Fr.
OH

Aryana Girvan
Butler County (PA)
Fr.
OH

Ayana Bomani
Northampton (PA)
So.
MB

Vielka Sanchez
Northern Essex (MA)
Fr.
S

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICANS

PLAYER
COLLEGE
CLASS
POS.

Molly McKinnon
Erie (NY)
So.
OH

Lauren Siegel
Dutchess (NY)
So.
OH

Johnna Hill
Butler County (PA)
Fr.
OH

Ashlee Lenhard
Delta (MI)
Fr.
MB

Kelly Delaney
Raritan Valley (NJ)
So.
OH

Addy Gangl
MN North-Mesabi Range
Fr.
MB