College spotlight: Ryley Boyne

Photo courtesy SLU athletics.

The 2022 volleyball season saw the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions charge to their first 20-win season in nearly two decades, as well as a conference championship and a berth in the NCAA volleyball championship tournament.

Destrehan alum Ryley Boyne was one reason why. The former Wildcats star hitter took little time adjusting to the college game, posting a strong freshman season and earning her way into the lineup as Southeastern (25-7) reached some of the program’s biggest milestone games in years.

Boyne played in 22 matches this season, starting four, and was highly productive in her time on the floor. She made 113 kills this season, her average of 1.98 per set good for fourth on the team. She added 23 blocks and 25 digs in her first season of college ball.

Her debut came Aug. 26 against Tulane, logging a pair of kills in her first match. Her playing time grew from there – she set an early high of 10 kills against Lamar, then 11 against Houston Christian and ultimately her season high 12 against Texas A&M Commerce.

Southeastern captured the Southland Conference tournament championship as the No. 2 seed in the bracket, advancing through to defeat Houston Christian three games to one to punch its ticket to the NCAA tournament. Boyne logged eight kills and two blocks in that game.

At Destrehan, Boyne was a volleyball superstar. She was a two-time All-State selection and member of the LHSAA All-Academic Team. Boyne earned District MVP honors twice and was named to the All-District squad in all four of her prep seasons. She posted a .422 attack percentage as a senior  and recorded 1,550 kills during her Destrehan career.

 

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