The following article appeared in the Middletown Times-Herald Record's Varsity 845 section on Oct. 7, 2008 and was written by Ken McMillan.
Army senior Briana Stremick was awarded honorable mention status in the Patriot League women's volleyball player of the week voting for the week ending Oct. 5.
The right side hitter collected her 100th career ace serve, and led Army with 15 kills (on 27 attempts) and seven blocks in a 3-1 victory over Colgate on Saturday at West Point's Gillis Field House.
"I was very pleased with our blocking and we covered our assignments well,'' said Army coach Alma Kovaci after the match. "Briana was a big part of that. She played amazing today and showed a lot of leadership.''
Stremick had seven aces as a freshman, 26 as a sophomore and 48 as a junior, ranking 30th in the nation and third in the Patriot League (0.52 per game). She has 20 aces this season and 101 for her career.
As an outside hitter, the 6-foot-3 Stremick had 240 kills as a freshman, 227 as a sophomore, 278 as a junior and a team-high 175 this season (3.07 per game) that's 920 in her career, good for eighth on the school's all-time list. Teammate Elizabeth Lazzari has 1,082 kills for sixth all-time, just 29 behind fifth place.
A native of Langdon, N.D., Stremick, 21, is a mechanical engineering major. She was a three-time all-North Dakota all-star, and led her team to a Class B state title in 2003 and five regional championships. She also played basketball and competed in track and field in high school. She plays flute for the Army band.
Army is 15-2 overall and 4-0 in the Patriot League. The Black Knights play at New Jersey Tech on Wednesday, Oct. 8, and hosts Holy Cross on Tuesday, Oct. 14.