The awards continue to pile up for Kirkwood Community College 5-10 OH freshman Heather Poula (West Branch, Iowa). Her impressive volleyball career at Kirkwood is off to a great start as she concluded her freshman campaign in fine form by earning a spot as a NJCAA DII First Team All-American. The award comes just weeks after garnering First Team All-Region and First Team All-Conference selections.
Leading the team in kills with 429 total kills, averaging 3.23 kills/set and posting 80 blocks on the year, Poula helped the Eagles to a 32-8 record with a No. 7 ranking in the final national polls. She closed the season out on the Kirkwood top-10 all-time stat leaders at No. 7 in kills/set, and was ranked nationally at #31 in kills/set and #20 in total kills.
Written by Metro Sports Report Saturday, 09 November 2013 18:39 -
FORT DODGE - The Kirkwood volleyball team ran into one of the hottest teams in the country
and lost to Southwestern Community College in the Region XI-B finals, 31-33, 25-21, 25-23,
25-23, Saturday afternoon in Fort Dodge.
Southwestern (32-9) will take a 12-match winning streak to the national tournament in Toledo,
Ohio, Nov. 21-23.
The seventh-ranked Eagles defeated Southwestern, 3-1, during the regular season Sept. 11 at
Kirkwood, but the Eagles fell short Saturday after taking the marathon first game 33-31.
Kirkwood ends the year with a 32-8 record.
Erin Walker led Kirkwood with 19 kills. Alicen Wintermote had 12, Payton Hilton 11, Chelsea
Gryp 10 and Heather Poula nine.
Amber Timmins collected 50 assists for the Eagles. Cali Beyer had 25 digs. Wintermote blocked