Justin Graduate McAhren Making Big Impact for Bucknell Volleyball

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Bucknell's Kyleigh McAhren
Bucknell's Kyleigh McAhren

Oct. 24, 2011

By Marty James

There are so many things that coach Cindy Opalski respects and admires about Kyleigh McAhren, a 6-foot senior right-side hitter for the Bucknell University volleyball team.

One is McAhren’s leadership qualities. She’s a co-captain for the Bison — one of the best in that capacity that Opalski has had in a long time in terms of extending that leadership throughout the team and stepping up into a position of being a role model for Bucknell.

The next is McAhren’s competitiveness, the fact that she likes to win.

“Not only does she like to win, but she really just acts as a catalyst for that competitiveness and others around her,” Opalski said from the Lewisburg, Pa., school. “It’s a really good motivation for the rest of our team when Kyleigh gets herself in that kind of mode, where she’s in a good groove and being competitive and just doing well in games. It transcends to the rest of the team.”

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