Athletes to Watch
Jill Edwards has quite a stat sheet in her two-year volleyball career at Shippensburg University.
Already in the 2012 season, Edwards has 170 kills. She also has three assists and 22 blocks. Since her freshman year, she has been honored with a series of awards, including PSAC Eastern Division Rookie of the Year in her freshman year in 2010. Other awards she has earned include All-PSAC First Team and Daktronics All-Atlantic Region Second Team, the Daktronics Atlantic Region Volleyball Player of the Year at the end of the 2011 season, and has been named PSAC Eastern Division Volleyball Athlete of the Week four times.
Edwards had nine total kills and one assist in the Raiders’ 3-0 season opener loss against Holy Family in the Marauder Clash. Last Saturday, she completed 14 kills and 48 total attacks in a 3-2 loss to Edinboro in the PSAC Crossover No. 1.
Edwards will look to continue to build on those numbers as the season progresses, and is off to a great start with 170 total kills thus far.
Alongside Edwards, is Erin Flick; a noticeable force on the court. She has 100 kills in the 2012 season, 11 service aces, 24 digs and 30 blocks.
Her most impressive stats came in 2010 — her sophomore year. Playing in 33 matches, she put up 171 kills while hitting .177. She racked up 17 solo blocks and had 72 block assists to earn second-ranked on the team in total blocks. She led the team with 38 service aces.
In her junior year, Flick basically held the team on her shoulders, leading with a career-high 95 total blocks and 79 block assists (fifth most in school history). She finished fourth on the team with a career-high 232 kills and third with a .225 hitting percentage. She finished third on the team with 37 service aces.
Last Saturday, she finished the PSAC Crossover No.1 against Edinboro University with seven kills, 30 attacks, and two digs. Like Edwards, Flick will look to build on these stats to become a dangerous weapon for the SU volleyball squad.
Flick, is a key figure in the Raider’s successful start this year and will look to surge against the Marauders tonight from Heiges Field House.