MATTOON — Kristy Burford and Ashlyn MacDonald both earned two key Great River Athletic Conference awards for the Lake Land volleyball team. Burford was earned the GRAC Sportsmanship award for the second straight season and MacDonald was named the GRAC Freshman of the Year.
Burford, an Okaw Valley graduate, was a team captain this past season for the Lady Lakers. The sophomore outside hitter helped the team go from a sub-.500 record in 2017 to a 27-14 record this past season and were 11-3 in the GRAC.
MacDonald, a Mattoon graduate, led Lake Land with 343 kills this past season. The outside hitter hit .333 this past season and had 41 block assists.
Brooklyn Elsas, Alexandra Beckers, MacDonald and Burford were all named to the All-GRAC team. Jannah Mullen, Beckers and MacDonald were named to the All-Region 24 team.