Southwestern Randolph grad Shiflet named top rookie in conference for volleyball

GREENSBORO – Southwestern Randolph graduate Payton Shiflet was named Rookie of the Year for USA South Conference volleyball.

Shiflet is a freshman outside hitter for Greensboro College.

Shiflet became the eighth Greensboro volleyball player to receive USA South Rookie of the Year recognition, though the first since 2012.

Shiflet led all rookies and was second in the conference overall with 3.88 kills and 4.3 points per set through the regular season. She averaged 4.0 kills per set and 4.4 kills per set against USA South competition.

Also, Shiflet was selected for the all-conference first team.

Greensboro finished with a 20-13 record. The Pride was 13-5 in USA South.

As voted on by coaches in the league, other major USA South Conference honors went to Southern Virginia’s Courtney Pinkston and Emma Steiger as Player of the Year and Libero of the Year, respectively. Salem’s Barry Rymer was Coach of the Year.

By Randolph Record