Story originally published Sept. 13, 2018
By Mahlon Steepleton
Senior Lauren Stopko set the all-time digs record for the Mount Mercy women’s volleyball team on the weekend of Aug. 24-25.
The Mustangs played in St. Xavier/Trinity Christian Crossover in Chicago and Palo Heights, Illinois. Stopko is one of the six senior captains on the team this year. Coach Deb Marlin picked each senior to represent the team this year.
“I think she has confidence in each of our leadership abilities on and off the court,” Marlin said.
Stopko broke the record of Brittany Burmahl, assistant coach, who previously held a record of 1,926 digs. Stopko has now 1,927 digs.
“To be honest, I didn’t know how close I was on the record in the first place, so I was surprised when I found out that morning it was announced,” Stopko said.
“It was such a huge accomplishment beating my coach’s record, not only because she’s my coach but also because she was a huge stud back when she played,” Stopko said. Stopko is excited for this upcoming season and wants the team to play together as a whole.
The Mustangs’next two home games are Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday,Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. Both games will be played at the Hennessey Recreation Center.