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Sydney Biniak earns second VaSID all-state honor

Sydney Biniak (Courtesy photo/Tribe Athletics)
Sydney Biniak (Courtesy photo/Tribe Athletics)

William & Mary volleyball senior Sydney Biniak gained statewide recognition for her incredible season as she was named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State team, announced on Tuesday.

Biniak claimed a spot on the all-state second team in back-to-back seasons. The Elkridge, Md., native finished the season sixth in the CAA and eighth in Tribe history in kills per set (3.65). The impressive average allowed Biniak to become the fourth in school history to tally 400-plus kills in a season. Biniak hammered 10-plus kills on 22 occasions and went on an insane stretch of 13 consecutive matches with double-digit kills.

Throughout the season, the four-year captain delivered a multitude of mind-blowing performances. Biniak registered W&M’s 13th-best hitting percentage (.591) in a sweep of Savannah State (9/2). In a five-set bout with USC Upstate, she tied eighth in school history for most kills (29) in a match. Another stellar performance includes lifting the Green and Gold to a CAA win over UNCW (10/13) behind 25 kills across 41 attempts with just four errors (.512 hitting efficiency).

Career-wise, Biniak became just the seventh W&M player to exceed both 1,000 career kills and 200 career blocks. She also jumped to third all-time in career points with 1231.0. The outside hitter was rewarded with her second consecutive All-CAA Third Team honor by the league coaches at the end of the regular season.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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