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SIMONS EARNS 2022 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

PHOTO CREDIT: GARY LEININGER

AUSTINTOWN OH- It’s not very often we see a freshman come in to a program and immediately separate herself not just from the players in that season, but the program’s record books. Rylie Simons stepped on to Fitch’s gym floor and never missed a beat. In her freshman season she has already broken the record for assists in a match, and assists in a season. With those kinds of numbers it’s not crazy to think she could break the career assist record down the line.  Simons’ immediate impact is why we at YSN have decided to name her our 2022 Freshman of the Year.

In 81 sets played so far, Simons has dished out 808 assists.  That’s pretty much 10 assists per set.  She has also only made 20 ball handling errors all season.  Simons contributes a ton on defense as well. She ranks 2nd on the team in digs with 218 to this point.  Simons is 2nd on the team in service aces with 47, and she has also gathered 38 kills from the setter position.

Austintown Fitch is still fighting for a district championship. The 4th seeded Falcons will play the 6th seeded Hudson Explorers on Tuesday at 7:30 at Mentor High School. Congratulations again to Rylie Simons, 2022 YSN Freshman of the Year.

 

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