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VOLLEYBALL ROYALTY: A QUICK Q AND A WITH LADY RAILSPLITTER LAUREN KIWACKA

The Lincoln Memorial Lady Railsplitters volleyball team had a stellar season and Lauren Kiwacka is one of the reasons why. The senior rightside  hitter/ setter was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Southeast All- Region Team. This following a season in which she and her teammates tied a school record by going 23-8, recorded an all-time high in conference victories at 12 and helped Coach Mike Smith (If that IS his real name. I’m kidding!) pick up his 350th career victory. Kiwacka ends her LMU career with 58 double-doubles, 12 triple-doubles, 660 kills, 3,159 assists, 140 service aces, 1,164 digs and 250 blocks. It was great to talk to an athlete who wears the number 4 but is all about the team and not themselves.

 Lauren Kiwacka

Position: RS/S

Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: Lethal Lauren

What should opponents fear the most from you?  “The chemistry I have with my team. When we are all together and work as a team there is no stopping us. I expect a lot out of my team and they expect just as much if not more out of me.”

Why would you say you had the kind of successful season you had?   “As an athlete and competitor I am never satisfied because there is always Continue reading

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VIKING WOMEN: A QUICK Q AND A WITH SOME MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE STARS

The Missouri Valley College Vikings volleyball team had their ups and downs this year, but four of the ladies made the All-Conference Team because of their on-court achievements. Ali Schrader made the first team in the Heart of America Athletic Conference honors and Miranda Groth made the second team while Paula Tieman and Dustina Bitten got All-Conference Honorable Mention. The time seemed right to get to know these ladies a little better and find out their opinion of the Roger Corman B-movie called Viking Women vs The Sea Serpent. (I’m kidding!)

 Ali Schrader

Major: Criminal Justice

Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: The Schrade

What should opponents fear the most from you?  “My intensity. I love playing the game of volleyball and with every set that I get I try and make the most out of it. After every block that I get I jump in the air as high as I Continue reading

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THE LYNX: A QUICK Q AND A WITH NHTI’S TERRY WILLIAMS

Recently Terry Williams of the New Hampshire Technical Institute Lynx earned his second  USCAA Men’s Basketball Player Of The Week honor. The Lynx are the only basketball team from New Hampshire to win a National Championship. They won it all in March of 2005 at the Goldie Crocker Center. (On a related note I once lost a one-on-one game to Betty Crocker at Gold’s Gym) Both on and off the court Terry Williams represents the best that can be imagined of the term “student athlete.” The Lynx are currently 10-3 and Williams is one of the reasons why. The time seemed right to let readers of Balladeer’s Blog get to know a little more about this impressive young man.

 Terry Williams

Position: Guard

Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: The Chief Justice (Because he rules the court)

What should opponents fear the most from you?  “My aggressive approach to the game and my will to win.”

Why would you say you are having the kind of season you’re having so far?  “I feel that I’m more hungry this year because I got cut my first year Continue reading

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