NAME: Megan Kaufman
SCHOOL: Lakota West High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2017
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: School record-holder will play volleyball collegiately at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’3″-113 lbs.
RESIDENCE: West Chester
PARENTS: Scott & Shelley
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Victoria Stoltz (teammate who passed away from cancer)
FUTURE GOAL: “Something in the medical field.”
Megan is a four-year volleyball starter at libero and a three-time team captain of the Firebirds, who finished 15-8 on the season, 7-2 in league play. She is one of the GMC’s top volleyball players and holds school records in digs in a season (511), digs per game in a season (6.99), career digs (1,930) and career digs per game (6.45).
This season, Megan had a league-leading 454 digs plus she had 47 assists and 37 aces. She was named 1st team all-GMC for the third time with additional honors likely to follow.
Her junior season, Megan was 2nd team all-city and 1st team SWO District when she recorded 446 digs (the 2nd most in the GMC) to go along with 53 aces.
Megan also is an academic all-star and has won numerous GMC all-academic awards. She is active in community service and will play volleyball collegiately at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Her favorite athlete is JJ Watt, favorite entertainer is Old Dominion, favorite book is “The Chosen Ones-The Team That Beat LeBron” and her most-like-to-meet is Michael Phelps.
COACH’S QUOTE – “Megan’s intensity, school pride and hatred of losing make her the ultimate competitor. She pushes the pace in practices and creates a ‘team above all’ culture.”
— Volleyball Coach, Tracey Kornau
Congrats Megan! #WestPride