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Craw-Kan Team of the Week: St. Mary's Colgan Volleyball

Colgan volleyball is 27-0 on the season.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Sep 24, 2018

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The Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from Southeast Kansas is the St. Mary's Colgan High School Volleyball Team.

The Panthers, led by head coach Cathy Oplotnik, are 27-0 on the season and the #1 ranked team in 2A this season. Millie Stockard, Kaitlin Crossland, Kenzie Venneman and Emily Dechant are all averaging at least two kills per set.Stockard leads the team with four kills per set while Dechant is hitting .424. Crossland leads the squad with 61 aces, while Venneman and Dechant each have 25 blocks. Sophia Piccini is leading the team in digs with 11.8 digs per match. Cecelia Stockard leads SMC in assists on the season 7.6 per match. Colgan is hitting an impressive .326 as a unit with 12.9 kills per set.

Only two matches have went to three games this year in the 27 matches. One of those with previously undefeated Indpendence this week (2-1). The Panthers went 6-0 over the weekend with wins over Uniontown, Coffeyville, Labette County, Cherryvale, Southeast and Independence.

Craw-Kan and Sports in Kansas would like to congratulate the Panthers on their 27-0 start and #1 ranking so far this season. SMC is back in action on Tuesday against Columbus. 


Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2018-2019 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" for the fifth consecutive season.

"I am looking forward to this partnership again for another year with Craw-Kan and highlighting teams from the SEK area to not only a local platform but also giving them statewide reach on our network, it's became quite the popular feature over the last five years," said Sports in Kansas CEO, Chet Kuplen. "Not only does this help athletes and teams to be promoted for their achievements, it also lets the area know what all the new products that Craw-Kan has to offer, including new gigabit fiber now in the the area. Also that Craw-Kan is now in Frontenac and Pittsburg. It's also going to several other areast in Southeast Kansas” 

"Craw-Kan offers all your technology needs in the area from internet to web design and cell phones to security systems." said Craw-Kan Marketing Manager, Zach Adams. "We have a lot of new products including the fastest internet in the area in the new gigabit fiber, we are also in Frontenac and Pittsburg with our service. We are very excited with all the new products we have to offer to the area."

Nominations will be accepted from every Friday-Sunday, with the "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" being released every Monday on Sports in Kansas (Kansas-Sports.com). Teams must be nominated via email or twitter. 

Teams must be from the following leagues in the Southeast Kansas area to be eligible: SEK, CNC, TRL, plus Erie, Pittsburg and Parsons. 

Craw-Kan and Sports in Kansas will also partner in releasing a "All Craw-Kan Team" for the Southeast Kansas area after postseason play has wrapped up. 

How to nominate?

email: sportsinkansas@gmail.com