Smith Named All-Conference First Team For Second-Straight Year
Musketeers Have Earned No. 2 Seed The Last Three Seasons
Xavier Opens 2012 Season Against South Carolina State on Friday
Head Coach Mike Johnson Seeks Third-Straight 20-Win Season
Clinic Set to Kick Off at 1 p.m. at XU's Cintas Center
GoXavier.com sat down with Xavier volleyball head coach Mike Johnson to discuss the team's success during the 2012 campaign and take a look ahead at the 2013 season.
Claire Paszkiewicz made the transition from starter on the volleyball team to an assistant coach last year. Now in her second year she talks about the move and coaching former teammates.
Claire Paszkiewicz will be in her second season as the Musketeers' graduate assistant coach in 2012.
"Claire brings incredible enthusiasm and a tireless work ethic into the start of her coaching career," commented Johnson. "During her playing days, I leaned on Claire for leadership as heavily as any kid that I have been around. She has already earned the respect and trust of the team and has already developed a keen coaching eye for someone of her age. I expect her transition from player to coach to be seamless and we are thrilled to have her!"
Paszkiewicz will primarily be responsible for training setters along with offensive scouting and in-match coordination. She will also be responsible for all volleyball operations and statistical analysis.
The Bloomfield Hills, Mich., native spent the past four seasons as part of the Xavier volleyball team serving as the floor captain in the setter position. She finished her career as one of only two Musketeers ever to surpass the 3,000 assists-1,000 digs mark and ranks fifth on XU's all-time assists list with 3,303.
Over her four years at XU, Paszkiewicz played in 429 sets over 124 matches, which ranks 10th-most in XU history. She was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team in 2009 and 2010 and earned A-10 All-Tournament Team honors in 2009.