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Lady Barons honor their senior volleyball players

Senior Elizabeth Hinely and her parents
Senior Lady Baron Elizabeth Hinely is escorted by her parents Alvin and Diane Hinely of Savannah, Ga. during the Senior Day ceremony.
Senior Debbie Sooter and her parents
Senior Lady Baron Debbie Sooter is accompanied by her parents Mike and Joanne Sooter of Nampa, Idaho during the Senior Day ceremony. Sooter holds all school records for digs and was named the 2006 SSAC Libero of the Year and is ranked second in the NAIA for All-time Career Digs with 3,123 digs. (Photos by Kelley Arnold)

MOUNT VERNON – Brewton-Parker College’s Lady Baron Volleyball team honored the four players of the 2006 Senior Class during a Senior Day ceremony Nov. 4 in the Parker Gym on the Mount Vernon campus.


“This year’s seniors led the Lady Barons to four straight conference tournaments, Conference Runner-Up in 2003 and two NAIA Region XIII tournaments,” said assistant coach Michael Aoa during the ceremony.

“This group of seniors will always have a special place in the heart of Brewton Parker Volleyball,” head coach Jason Bryant added.


The team said “farewell and thank you” to seniors Debbie Sooter (#1), Kendra Brown (#3), Elizabeth Hinely (#4) and Jessica Ulin (#6).


Sooter, the team’s standout player and four-year starter, was named 2006 SSAC Libero of the Year. Her other 2006 season accomplishments were being named to 1st Team All-Conference, Conference All-Academic, and winning the SSAC Libero of the Week five times and NAIA Region XIII Libero of the Week three times.

In addition to holding all school records for digs, Sooter’s career honors include 2nd All-Time NAIA in Career Digs (3,123) and Ninth All-Time NAIA Digs in a season (989). She also holds the following records: 4th All-Time NAIA Digs in a five-game match (57) and four-game match (46); three time SSAC All-Conference and three time SSAC All-Academic.

She is the daughter of Mike and Joanne Sooter of Nampa, Idaho, and is studying business management.

Brown is the daughter of Shelia Brown and the late Ken Brown of Oxford, Ala., and is studying early childhood education. She has been relied on as “the spiritual leader of the team,” Aoa said.


“Her ability to overcome adversity has been an inspiration to everyone,” he added.


senior volleyball players and their family
Senior Lady Barons Jessica Ulin (#6) and Kendra Brown (#3) are honored during the Senior Day ceremony Nov. 4 in the Parker Gymnasium on the Mount Vernon campus.

Hinely, a four-year starter, is the daughter of Alvin and Diane Hinely of Savannah, Ga. She is studying biology and chemistry. Her season and career honors include being named SSAC 2nd team All-Conference and SSAC Setter of the Week three times this season. She set the school records for assists in a five game match (62), assists in a three game match (42) and aces in a match (12).


Ulin, a four-year starter and fifth year senior, was honored for her determination to succeed throughout her career.

“She played two different positions, often through pain and injury,” Coach Aoa said.


Ulin is the daughter of Elizabeth Wilson and the late Carl Ulin of Pooler, Ga. She is studying Christian studies and early childhood education.




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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM