|Leah Mizgalski 5
GENERAL...Strong, talented athlete who will contribute to the Saints' offensive firepower in the middle...Size and experience give the Saints solid depth at middle hitter...Has a great work ethic and has improved each season...Her footwork and powerful swing make her a force around the net and for that reason, she figures to see additional playing time in the middle this season.
AS A JUNIOR...Saw the most action of her career, appearing in 24 of 26 matches...Finished sixth on the team with 64 kills and 18 blocks...Recorded 11 aces and 17 digs.
AS A SOPHOMORE...Mizgalski saw limited action while shadowing Siena's veteran middle hitters...In the four matches she did play, she notched three kills and a dig.
AS A FRESHMAN...Was slowed by an ankle injury and as a result appeared in just eight matches and 12 games.
PERSONAL/BEFORE SIENA... Born December 4, 1982...A two-sport athlete at Ligonier Valley, Mizgalski lettered in basketball as well as volleyball...Played club volleyball for one of the top teams in the East, Pittsburgh Elite...Selected First-Team All-District in volleyball as a senior...Has younger brother (Quint) and sister (Lauren)...The daughter of Kent and Celeste Mizgalski.
PIERRE ON MIZGALSKI... "Leah developed into a solid middle blocker as her junior season went on. She is a great competitor who we expect to be a force in the middle of the front row this season."