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Volleyball Transfers 8 to Next Level

Reiver volleyball is proud to announce the commitment of all 8 sophomores to their respective four year Universities. This group of talented athletes had an impressive overall record of 79-13.  In 2015 they went 42-8 with a 5th place finish at the National Tournament.  In 2016, they had a record of 37-5 and placed 2nd at the National Tournament.  Aside from the 2006 team that won the National Title, this group of girls received the highest place at the National Tournament in Reiver Volleyball history.  In addition to their success on the court, these young ladies also had an overall team GPA of 3.52. To say that these student-athletes are special is an understatement; their legacy goes far beyond what they did on the court and in the classroom.  Please help Iowa Western congratulate these women and wish them luck at their future institutions!

 

Olivia Wolodkewitsch: Omaha, NE

Commitment: University of Virginia, NCAA D1

Two year stats: Digs 973, Aces 90, Assists 77

Individual Accolades: 1st Team Academic All-Region (’16), led the team in Aces (’15-’16), second on team in digs (15-’16)

 

Abby Bergsten:  Council Bluffs, IA

Commitment: University of Nebraska, Omaha, NCAA D1

Two year stats: Kills 897, Digs 147, Blocks 76

Individual Accolades: NJCAA National All-Tournament Team (’16), 1st Team All-Region (’15-’16), 2nd Team Academic All-Region (’16), ranked in 2016 Top 10 in hitting efficiency (.364), IWCC record books-5TH all time in two season Kills

 

Alissa Schovanec: Omaha, NE

Commitment: Bradley University, NCAA D1

Two year stats: Kills 304, Digs 100, Blocks 156

Individual Accolades:  Academic All- American, 1st Team Academic All-Region (’15-‘16), led team in blocks per set (’15), 2nd on the team in blocks per set (’16).

 

 

Larissa Focossi: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Commitment: Albany University, NCAA D1

Two year stats: Blocks 140, Digs 785, Kills 182, Assists 3,621

Individual Accolades:  Academic All- American,  1st Team Academic All-Region (’15-‘16), NJCAA 2nd Team All- American(’15) ,NJCAA National All-Tournament Team (’15), 1st Team All-Region(‘15-‘16), Ranked 1st Nationally in total assists(’15), Ranked 2nd  Nationally in total assist per set (‘15), IWCC record books-1st all-time in a single season and two season Total Assists.

 

Lauren Salerno: Omaha, NE

Commitment: Hendrix College, NCAA D III

Two year stats: Kills 308, Blocks 97, Digs 589, Aces 44

Individual Accolades: Academic All- American, 1st Team Academic All-Region (‘16), 2nd Team Academic All-Region (’15), 3RD on the team for kills (’16), 3rd on the team for total blocks (‘16)

 

 

Imelda Aziabou: Lyon, France

Commitment: Keiser University, NAIA

Two year stats: Kills 229, Blocks 69, Digs 42

Individual Accolades: Academic All- American, 1st Team Academic All-Region (’15-‘16), 4TH on the team in kills (’16)

 

 

Kayli Grant:  Omaha, NE

Commitment: University of the Ozarks, NAIA

Two year stats: Kills 112, Digs 82, Blocks 114, Aces 33

Individual Accolades: 2nd Team Academic All-Region (’16), 2nd on the team in blocks per set (’15), 3rd on the team in blocks per set (’16)

 

 

Makayla Aspegren:  Omaha, NE

Commitment: Ottawa University, NAIA

Two year stats: Kills 27, Digs 11, Blocks 4

Individual Accolades: Academic  All-Region (16’), Had a career high of 7 kills with an efficiency of .417 against Pratt CC on October 15th