Player Profile Stephanie Recklau

By Chris Sarvadi
October 17, 2010

Stephanie Recklau, is a force to be reckoned with on the court.

Most of her friends from high school would expect her to be playing basketball, but as fans of the Lady Cavs, we know her as a dominating middle hitter on Cabrini’s volleyball team.

When asked to describe Recklau, her former coach, Scott Hibbs of Council Rock High School South, described her in one word, “tall.” Standing at 6 feet 2 inches tall, Recklau is an intimidator on the court but a gentle giant off the court.

Recklau was recently named the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Player of the Week due to her burying 12 kills in a sweep against Marywood University and Rosemont College.

She was also named Rookie of the Year her freshman season.

At this point in time, Recklau has a career 944 kills and hopes to reach 1,000 before the season ends.

“I have high hopes for the rest of the season and I hope we repeat to the NCAA Tournament,” Recklau, senior pre-med major, said.

As a leader, Recklau has been a mentor to incoming freshman that have made the team.

“Steph is always hanging out with the volleyball team and doing homework with her teammates. You can tell she is a very important part of the team and you can tell she is the heart of the team,”  Elena Brown, senior psychology major and Recklau’s roommate, said.

Former coach and mentor, Michael Collins, is a huge part of why Recklau is playing volleyball today and is “truly why I am playing college volleyball.”

Recklau took the advice and good coaching from her high school experience and combined that with the new techniques she picked up from Cabrini head coach Eric Schaefer.

When asked about the coaching staff here at Cabrini, Recklau had nothing but great things to say.

“They are great about working with us individually in the off season, but once we all come back together, they stress the importance of working as a team and a family,” Recklau said.

Even though she was originally recruited for basketball, she was a great pickup and asset for the Cabrini volleyball program.

Upon graduating from Cabrini, Recklau is looking to go to graduate school in pursuit of being a doctor of medicine and a doctor of osteopathic medicine.

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