Bullet Shot: Allie Stranick
Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College Athletics
By Gabi Eglington, Staff Writer
First year Allie Stranick proved to be a key player to the Gettysburg women’s volleyball team this season. Serving as an outside hitter for the front row, Stranick was a force to be reckoned with on the court.
In her first season at Gettysburg College, Stranick struck down a total of 272 kills and provided the team with 258 digs by Saturday’s end.
A computer science major, Stranick has a skill set that reaches far beyond the lab. She was also named Centennial Conference player of the week twice and, with an average of 3.36 kills per set, maintained a high kills-per-set ratio worthy enough for third best in the Centennial Conference.
Stranick was a frequent player in the starting lineup this season, until an injury precluded her from further play in the last few games. However, she continued to take stats and boost team morale despite the injury.
Stranick grew up in Havertown, PA, where she served as team captain and aspired to play volleyball at a collegiate level. Since then, she has established herself to be a valuable asset here at Gettysburg.
Although the Bullets closed out the 2017 schedule Saturday due to a loss to Johns Hopkins University earlier in the week that pushed them just out of tournament reach, Stranick’s volleyball career is far from over.
This fresh talent supplies the team with high energy and enthusiasm, combined with consistently powerful hits. Great things are expected to be in store for Stranick in her coming seasons with the Bullets.