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Annie Holesinger receives All-American honors

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Middle blocker Annie Holesinger returns the ball to the Kellogg Community College team. The Raiders won the match, 3-1. (Kennedy Rappleye/The Collegiate)

Grand Rapids Community College women’s volleyball player, Annie Holesinger, was named National Junior College Athletic Association DII First Team All-American, adding to the success of her standout season. 

“It feels like a dream come true,” Holesinger said. “Being an All-American is something I’ve always dreamed about and it coming to a reality is just an unreal thought, especially when I didn’t know I was even up for it.

“…After pushing myself in the gym after an 11-hour work day, I knew it would be worth it.” she said. “Again, I could not have done any of this without my teammates and my coaches and I’m extremely grateful for how hard they pushed me as well.” 

Holesinger led the team in kills (346), blocks (73) and hitting percentage (.322) while also ending the season second in all-time career kills in GRCC history with 874. 

Along with the All-American honor, Holesinger also received Michigan Community College Athletic Association Player of the Year, First Team All-Conference, All-MCCAA and All-Region.

The Raiders had a very successful season, going 24-7 overall and 14-0 in conference play. Throughout the season they had a 18-game win streak and ended the season as MCCAA Western Conference Champions as well as MCCAA State Champions and a second place finish in the NJCAA Region XII Tournament. 

Holesinger plans on continuing her volleyball career, but is unsure of where she will transfer to. 

“I plan to continue playing volleyball, I’m just not entirely sure (where) yet,” Holesinger said. “I have some looks and visits set up so we will see where I end up.” 

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