Dordt University signs volleyball standout from Rapid City Christian

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A student athlete from Rapid City Christian has decided to take her talents to the collegiate level.

Riley Freeland signed a letter of intent this week to play volleyball next year at Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa.

The 6-foot-1 senior has been part of the volleyball program at Rapid City Christian since she was a sixth grader.

Freeland, the Comets starting setter, has over 2,250 assists, 417 kills and 118 blocks in her high school career.

Freeland is excited about competing at next level.

“I know its a lot faster,” Riley Freeland said. “I know its definitely going to be harder. That’s a challenge I’m willing to accept. Some feedback he’s (Dordt coach Chad Hanson) giving me is I need to be more explosive in the back row. More explosive up at the net. So just really working on speed and getting myself quicker and getting my sets quicker.”

“Her strength and her desire and love of the game is just unbelievable and her work ethic,” Rapid City Christian volleyball coach Elizabeth Kieffer said. “I know going forward, its not going to stop and she’ll continue to work hard and continue to develop her strength and agility. She’s just that girl, the sky’s the limit. She’s just not going to stop. I think she’s up for the challenge.”

Freeland plans to study business.

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