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Riley Schenk is celebrating a homecoming of sorts this season as she makes her head coaching debut with the West Liberty University volleyball team. Schenk is no stranger to the hilltop. She helped lead the Lady Hilltoppers to 41 wins while serving as a graduate assistant under former head coach Kayla Mull during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The winningest volleyball coach in West Liberty history, Mull stepped down earlier this summer to spend more time with her family. Schenk’s 2-year run at WLU was highlighted by a 24-10 record in 2018 which included the program’s first NCAA Division II regional ranking and a runner-up finish in the Mountain East Conference standings. Schenk left West Liberty in February to accept the position of lead assistant for the men’s and women’s volleyball programs at NCAA Division III Penn State-Behrend. The Lions’ men’s volleyball team was off to an 11-6 start when their season was halted by the pandemic in mid-March. A native of Lorain, Ohio, Schenk put together an impressive volleyball career at NCAA Division III Mount Union University in Alliance, Ohio. The 4-year starter was a two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference setter, earning OAC Player of the Week, first-team All-OAC and honorable mention AVCA All-Great Lakes Region laurels during a stellar senior season. Schenk holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Business with a double minor in Business Administration and Psychology from Mount Union and recently completed her Master's of Education in Sports Leadership and Coaching at West Liberty. She is a graduate of Amherst (Ohio) Steele High School.