The Wolverine

August 2013

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sure to perform and found greater comfort in her teammates' and the overall team's play. She was laughing, smiling, excited in October and November, and was having great cord, eclipsing Katie Bruzdzinski's 595 in 2007. With 1,122 kills in her career, Erwin also ranks ninth all time, well behind Bruzdzinski's 1,895 from 2004-07 but within   Head coach Mark Rosen on Erwin striking distance of "Lexi has really undergone a tremendous second place (Alex Hunt, 1,620 from transformation. She's always been a very 2008-11). gifted volleyball player, but she's worked "I've seen the reextremely hard to maximize her physical cords and they're cool, but I don't think potential. She's also worked to be menabout them much tally consistent." anymore. My goals are all team-focused," fun during the Wolverines' NCAA Erwin said. "Doing what we did Tournament run. this past year, you really understand Erwin finished her junior season that it's not about you but about evwith a team-high 614 kills, outpac- eryone. I look at my senior year, and ing her closest teammate (Jennifer my goal isn't to set a record but to Cross, 379) by 235 terminations. Her win a Big Ten title. That would be an 614 kills set a U-M single-season re- awesome team accomplishment." ❑

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