The Lady Techsters open the 2016 season at the Redhawks Invitational on August 26
Lady Techsters open the season on August 26 against Illinois-Chicago
The Lady Techsters return home now for the final two matches of the season on Thursday and Saturday
The Lady Techsters have won three of their last four matches
LA Tech hosts Middle Tennessee at 7 p.m. Friday and Charlotte at 1 p.m. Sunday
2014: Started 17 of the 30 matches she appeared in as a sophomore for the Lady Techsters ... Participated in 97 of the 102 sets LA Tech played in 2014 ... Ranked second on the team in kills (193), kills per set (1.99) and points (212; 2.19 per set) ... Was fifth on the team with 35 total blocks (2 solo, 33 assists) ... Recorded double-digit kills in seven matches over the course of the campaign ... Had a season-high 14 kills and .765 attacking percentage in a straight-set win over Grambling State (10/15) ... Totaled 10 kills and a season-high six total blocks in a four-set match against Stephen F. Austin (9/13) ... Had 13 kills and four total blocks on the road in a five-set match at Middle Tennessee (10/5).
2013: Saw action in 21 matches and started 10 as a true freshman for the Lady Techsters ... Totaled 68 kills and average 1.10 per set (62 sets) ... Recorded 23.0 total blocks on the season (4 solo, 19 assists), along with three service aces on the year ... Accounted for 84.5 points as a freshman ... Recorded a season-high seven kills (.278 %) Aug. 30 vs. Grambling in her first collegiate match as she helped lead LA Tech to a 3-0 victory over the Lady Tigers.
High School: Earned a total of six letters as a two-sport athlete in volleyball (four letters) and basketball (two letters) at John T. Hoggard HS ... Was named Best Defensive Player (basketball) and Best Offensive Player (volleyball) ... Named a Top 10 Hitter in district 4-A in volleyball ... Named to the Carolina Region All-Tournament team ... Received the Marybeth Finegan Award for Service ... In her senior season, she recorded 175 kills, 120 blocks, 45 aces and 75 digs under coach Ron Strickland ... Helped lead her team to a 3rd place spot in the state championship ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club at John T. Hoggard ... Also was a member on the Triangle Volleyball Club, where she helped lead her team to a 4th place finish in a national qualifier tournament.
Personal: Full name is Angela Nicole Papach ... Born April 7, 1995 in Chicago, Ill. ...Daughter of Raymond and Susan Papach ... Has four siblings: Katie, Becca, Matt and Mike ... Her father, Ray, played basketball at Hillsdale College ... Her sister, Becca (UNC-Wilmington), and brother, Matt (Hillsdale College), both played collegiate basketball, while her oldest sister, Katie, played volleyball at Tri-State University.
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