Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Williams, Paskey and Kopatz celebrate final match for the Eagles

Tonight, the Edgewood College women’s volleyball program is proud to honor three student-athletes who are playing their final match for the Eagles.

Leslie Kopatz took an unusual route from Minneapolis Southwest High School to Edgewood College. Kopatz was a three-sport athlete in high school and attended the University of Wisconsin for three years. At UW she was a member of the Badgers’ club sailing team, before transferring to Edgewood College and turning her attention back to volleyball. Leslie’s enthusiasm and energy has been a welcome addition to the team.

For the last two seasons, you couldn’t miss Hannah Williams on the court. Hannah has been the steady influence at the primary setting position after serving in a reserve role her first two years. She has 623 assists this season, nearly doubling her career total and giving her 1,263 over four years. Her assist total places her sixth all-time in school history and second among those who played in the rally scoring era.

On the receiving end of many of those Williams sets was outside and middle hitter Kim Paskey. Paskey has been a model of consistency in her four years at Edgewood College. Her uncanny ability to adjust her attacks in midflight and score with both power and touch has made her one of the league’s most dangerous hitters. She will leave the program as the all-time leader in kills (currently at 885) and blocks (337) in the rally scoring era. Paskey was a 2006 Northern Athletics Conference honorable mention selection.

Thank you to Leslie, Hannah and Kim for your outstanding service to Edgewood College and to Eagle Athletics.

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