ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – UNC Asheville assistant volleyball coach Lydee Benoit was inducted into the Eckerd College Athletics Hall of Fame Friday night in a ceremony at the school.


Below is the release from Eckerd regarding her induction. She has been an assistant coach with the Bulldogs for the past two seasons.


“Lydee Benoit was a first-ballot honoree in her initial year eligible for induction after posting career numbers across the board that are indicative of the legacy she left behind on the court.

She was very first All-American in the volleyball program's history, helping lay the foundation for a perennial Sunshine State Conference contender and NCAA Championship South Regional qualifier while flourishing in coach Courtney Draper's system. 

Benoit began her career as the SSC Freshman of the Year and went on to become a four-time all-conference selection, earning first team accolades as both a senior and sophomore. She was also honored as part of the AVCA All-South Region Team in her final campaign. 

Benoit is the program's all-time leader in kills (1,747) and ranks fourth all-time in digs (1,326). She was also a team captain as a senior and a three-time selection as the team's Most Valuable Player.

One of her favorite moments as a student-athlete includes beating Minnesota-Duluth when the non-conference opponent was ranked 11th nationally in 2009.”