Winter emerges in four set volleyball victory

Winter emerges in four set volleyball victory

OLIVET, Mich. – Opposite side hitter Kate Winter is emerging as a standout player for the Albion College volleyball team.

The junior from White Lake, Mich., tallied 24 kills, the school record for kills in a four set match, as the Britons took a 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-13 victory over Franklin College. Winter was efficient, achieving a .391 hitting percentage with just six errors in 46 attacks.

The supporting players included

  • Middle blocker Chloe Webber with 11 kills and eight blocks
  • Setter Grace VanDorn completed her 44th career double-double (and seventh of the season) with a season-high 34 assists and 15 digs
  • Libero Jenna Khoury came up an assist shy of a double-double, finishing with 26 digs and three aces
  • Outside hitter Kelsey Gustafson collected 21 digs and eight kills

Albion, 9-5 overall, will turn its attention to Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association action with a Tuesday home match against Saint Mary's College. The first serve is set for 7 p.m. at Kresge Gymnasium.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email