Fifth-year University of Alberta Pandas outside hitter Meg Casault has set the new Canada West kills record with her 1,255th career conference kill, Saturday night at Saville Community Sports Centre. Casault recorded the milestone kill in the opening set during their match against the UBC Okanagan Heat.
She breaks the old mark set by Alberta Pandas alumni and former Pandas volleyball MVP Tawana McLeod (nee Wardlaw) (2000-2006), who set the previous mark of 1,254 in back in 2006.
Casault, who is originally from Edmonton, is also second all-time in Pandas program history with 3.83 kills per set, trailing only Katrina von Sass (1993), who finished with 4.77 kills per set.
Trinity Western Spartan Sophie Carpentier is the closest active player to Casault’s kills mark, entering this weekend with 1,169 career kills.
Alberta currently owns an 19-0 record in 2016/17, sitting first overall in Canada West. The top overall seed in Canada West will host the conference Final Four, March 9-11, 2017