Slupczynski Earns Honors

Volleyball - Slupczynski Earns MIAA Honors

Lorna Slupczynski match-by-match season stats

November 6, 2007, NOTRE DAME, IN – Sophomore outside hitter Lorna Slupczynski was named to the MIAA Second-Team All-Conference squad at the annual coaches meeting on Monday afternoon.

The native of St. John, Ind., paced Saint Mary’s (13-18, 6-10) all season on both offense and defense. Slupczynski’s 3.41 kills per game average led all Belle attackers and was the eighth best mark in the league. She played in 30 of Saint Mary’s 31 matches this season and had at least 10 kills in 20 of those matches.

She was just as effective on defense were she tallied 381 total digs (3.46 digs/game) which was the second best mark on the team. Slupczynski also recorded 15 double-doubles (kills & digs) on the season which was among the top 10 among MIAA players.

Last season, Slupzynski was named the league’s Freshman of the Year.

2007 All-MIAA Volleyball Honors

  • Most Valuable Player: Molly Krikke, Calvin College
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Laura Winkler, Kalamazoo College
  • Freshman Player of the Year: Kara VandeGuchte, Hope College

FIRST TEAM (* denotes years All-MIAA first team)

  • Kristen Kalb, Calvin** ( senior from Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munrow Falls HS)
  • Molly Krikke, Calvin** (senior from Greenwich, Ohio/South Central HS)
  • Sara Morningstar, Adrian* (senior from Addison, Mich./Addison HS)
  • Tia Roberts, Tri-State* (junior from Sherwood, Mich./Lake Michigan CC)
  • Nora Slenk, Hope* (junior from Holland, Mich./Holland Christian HS)
  • Morgan Watler, Albion* (sophomore from Novi, Mich./Farmington HS)
  • Laura Winkler, Kalamazoo* (senior from Vicksburg, Mich./Vicksburg HS)
  • Katie Zondervan, Calvin**** (senior from Lakewood, Calif./Valley Christian HS)

SECOND TEAM

  • Bridgett Blough, Kalamazoo (senior from Coloma, Mich./Lake Michigan Catholic HS)
  • Jenny Carlson, Adrian (junior from Tecumseh, Mich./Tecumseh HS)
  • Lauren DeGroot, Calvin (junior from Tulare, Calif./Central Valley Christian HS)
  • Lindsey Eshelman, Adrian (senior from Adrian, Mich./Adrian HS)
  • Andrea Helminiak, Hope (sophomore from Maumee, Ohio/Anthony Wayne HS)
  • Sallie Richardson, Tri-State (junior from Jackson, Mich./Napoleon HS)
  • Lorna Slupczynski, Saint Mary’s (sophomore from St. John, Ind./Andrean HS)
  • Kara VandeGuchte, Hope (freshman from Hamilton, Mich./Hamilton HS)