The Unity College women’s volleyball team went through a rebuilding season under coach — and athletic director — Timothy Lecrone, but had plenty of fun along the way during the 2018 season.

The Rams were comprised of Emily MacDonald and Cyndle Turcotte; junior Kaylee Lyon; sophomores Sara Powell, Krystina O’Sullivan and Lisa Cebula; and freshmen Emily Buchtman and Sarah Lewis.

Unity College finished 4-14 overall, including 4-8 in conference, 3-7 at home, 0-7 on the road and 1-0 at neutral sites. The Rams averaged 4.19 assists per set, 1.53 blocks per set, 3.46 service aces per set and 7.13 digs per set.

Unity College competes in the Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC), which is a Division II conference in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The top four teams in the YSCC qualify for the conference tournament, thus, the Rams failed to qualify.

“I think it was a great opportunity for the players to come together and learn how to work together as a team,” said Lecrone. “It was definitely a rebuilding year, but it was a lot of fun. The success of this season was measured by the smiles on the faces of the players both in games, in practice and all around everything we were doing.”

MacDonald led the team with 161 kills, while Turcotte (54), Buchtman (47), Lyon (35), Lewis (34), Merrick (26), Cebula (1) and O’Sullivan (1) also chipped in offensively for Unity College.

The Rams had a difficult season record-wise, but ended the campaign winning two of their final five matches, including a 3-0 win over Central Maine Community College of Auburn in their finale.

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