SLU Volleyball Team Receives Community Voting Award
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that the St. Lawrence University volleyball team along with 190 other teams and clubs have earned the AVCA Community Voting Award. This new award was started to encourage eligible coaches and student-athletes to exercise their civic duty through participation in the democratic process.
To win the AVCA Community Voting Award, 100 percent of eligible student-athletes and staff had to vote in the 2020 November election. "I'm very proud of our team for having 100% participation in the election process for all of our eligible voters," said head coach Shelly Roiger. "For many of our players, this was their first time being eligible to have a direct impact on local, state and national elections. We are so fortunate to live in a country where we have this freedom and I'm glad that our team fully recognizes this valuable freedom in our democracy." In total, 41 Division III programs received the voting award. "Our goal as leaders of young people is to model responsible behavior and to instill good habits," said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. "Whether it's the court, the classroom, or the voting booth, coaches matter in the lives of their players. This award is another way to highlight that fact."