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Brayton to play for Augustana

ROCK ISLAND – Hailee Brayton will continue her education and volleyball career at Augustana College

The former St. Bede Lady Bruin standout will join Coach Jamie Walters’ Viking program as a junior this fall after playing two seasons at Illinois Valley Community College.

Brayton, a 5-11 middle hitter, was a two-year team captain for coach Julie Sherbeyn at IVCC. She helped lead the Eagles to a 22-14 record as a sophomore, earning All-Arrowhead Conference honors and all-tournament recognition at the Harper and Kankakee Invitationals. She finished the 2012 season with 243 kills, 137 digs, 75 block and 64 service aces. Brayton led IVCC in kills and blocks as a freshman.

At St. Bede, Brayton excelled in both volleyball and basketball. She helped lead Coach Dawn Williams’ Lady Bruin volleyball team to a 25-10 record as a senior, earning all-area honorable mention from the Bureau County Republican.

In basketball, Brayton was a two-time BCR first team all-area selection and Co-Player of the Year as a senior. She is the daughter of Daryk and Kathy Brayton of La Salle.

She was an Arrowhead Conference All-Academic Award winner at IVCC.

Brayton joins a Viking program that finished the 2012 season with a 20-11 record. 2013 will be Walters’ fourth season at the head of an Augustana program that owns a pair of College Conference of Illinois College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin championships and has produced one CCIW Player of the Year and four CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.

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