Dig It: Stopko Sets New MUU Record

Story originally published Sept. 13, 2018

By Mahlon Steepleton

Sports Editor 

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s