Rachel Cockrell has been named the 2014-15 CIS women’s volleyball player of the year.
The Manitoba Bisons athlete is the recipient of the Mary Lyons Award and a 2014-15 CIS First Team All-Canadian.
The 22-year-old right side hitter is a three-time team captain and was first in the country in kills per set (5.06), total kills (471), total points (535.5) and points per set (5.8).
“Everyone who saw Rachel play this year, be it the fans, the opposition, or our own team, knew they were seeing a pretty special athlete at her very best,” said head coach Ken Bentley.
“Rachel joins some very elite company, as she is the fifth athlete from our program to be selected as the player of the year in Canada. She has been an absolute pleasure to coach over her career at Manitoba.”
Cockrell completed her final season of eligibility with 29 kills in the quarter-final series finale on February 14, establishing a new Canada West playoff record.
The other CIS women’s volleyball player of the year finalists were Saint Mary’s left side Rachel Windhorst, Montreal setter Katia Forcier and Toronto left side Charlotte Sider.