This weeks Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from Southeast Kansas is the St. Mary's Colgan High School Volleyball team in Pittsburg.
The Panthers, led by head coach Cathy Oplotnik, are 38-2 on the season. Over the weekend, Oplotnik also picked up win #400 in her career as the head coach of the Panthers. Colgan went 9-0 last week with wins over Riverton, Yates Center, Oswego, Baxter Springs,Bishop Ward, Galena, Southeast, and Frontenac.
SMC hits .283 as a team and is led by junior Millie Stockard. She has 511 kills this season to rank among the elite in Kansas statistically. Stockard is hitting .366, also has 104 digs and 365 assists. Kaitlin Crossland has 71 aces, 120 digs and 516 assists. Malia Orender leads the Panthers in aces with 84. Lauren Yaghmour leads SMC in digs this season with 339.
SMC is back in action in sub-state this weekend at Northeast-Arma and as of Wednesday morning brackets have not yet been set by KSHSAA.
Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2019-2020 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" for the sixth 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?