Nov. 8, 2013
BEAUMONT – Junior outside hitter/libero Megan Schwartz has been one of the more irreplaceable parts of the Lamar volleyball team in recent years on the court, but she’s been just as valuable off of it as well, a characteristic that earned her a place on the Academic All-District 7 Second Team, which is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Schwartz, a native of Tomball, currently carries a 4.00 grade-point-average in social work, and her versatility on the court has proven to be invaluable to head coach Justin Gibert.
“Megan’s our team captain, and she’s the strongest leader we have on our team,” Gibert explained. “She’s capable of doing so many things for us. She’s excellent in both serve receive and defense. She started the year at libero, but injuries forced her to the outside. She really saved the middle part of our season by being flexible, and she’s done it despite injuries and illnesses. Overall, she’s just a phenomenal player and sets the standard for how we play.”
Schwartz leads the team in digs per set with 3.59, and she enters Saturday’s match with McNeese State just two digs shy of becoming the 15th Lady Cardinal to record 1,000 for her career. She’s also been a force from the service line, averaging 0.38 aces per set.
First serve for Saturday’s match against McNeese is set for 1 p.m.