8 Leah Sopneski
8 Leah Sopneski
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Deep River
High School: Valley Regional '15
Position: Setter
m 26
k/s 0.17
h % .370
a/s 4.69
b/s 0.00
sa/s 0.30
d/s 1.72

 

Coach Droesch:"Leah has stabilized our offensive systems as a setter over the past two years. She is consistent in tempo and location. In addition, she is able to engage her hitters to increase their productivity. A hardy player, Leah has focused on making herself faster and stronger for the 2017 season."

2017: E-Club Scholar-Athlete Award...appeared in 26 matches with 333 assists, 22 service aces and a .899 serving percentage while having 120 digs...in LEC play, appeared in 6 matches with 94 assists, 25 digs and a .933 serving percentage...in 12 home games, appeared in 11 matches with 131 assists, 45 digs and a .937 serving percentage...in LEC playoffs, appeared in 2 matches with 29 assists, 12 digs and a .857 serving percentage...had 2 Double-Doubles for assists and digs...had a season high of 6 points and 4 aces against Eastern Nazarene on Sept. 5th...had a season high of 27 assists against Plymouth on Sept. 23rd...had a season high of 12 digs against 2 different teams...

2016: Second year as part of the program with second varsity letter...appeared in 26 matches with 432 assists, 18 service aces and a .882 serving percentage while having 140 digs...in LEC play appeared in 7 matches with 125 assists... had 44 digs, 4 aces and a .915 serving percentage...appeared in 11 home games... had 163 assists averaging 4.79 per game...had 7 aces with a .895 serving percentage...had 39 digs... in LEC playoffs appeared in 2 matches...had 35 assists averaging 5 per match with 14 digs... had a season high of 29 assists against Kean University on September 4th... had a season high of 12 digs against Keene State University on October 29th... had a season high of 3 aces against Hartwick on September 3rd...

2015: First year member of the program and first varsity letter...September 21st Rookie of the Week...appeared in 26 games with 353 assists averaging 4.3 assists per set...served 19 aces with a .893 serving percentage...had 96 digs averaging 1.17 digs per set...In LEC play appeared in 6 matches... had 98 assist with 4.9 assists per set...had 3 aces with a .956 serving percentage...had 25 digs with 1.25 digs per set...appeared in 6 home games with 86 assists and 5.06 assists per set... had 3 aces with a .902 serving  percentage...had 15 digs...had a season high 28 assists against Wesleyan University on September 17th...had a season high 8 digs against Salve Regina on September 15th...had a season high 4 aces against Newbury College on September 5th...

High School: Setter who played four years of volleyball and two of softball... as a senior captain in volleyball, first-team All-State and first-team all-conference, team MVP repeater and recipient of Coaches' Award... as a junior, recipient of Heart of the Warrior Award... high honors all four years...

Other: Has played for Connecticut Juniors and for three years with the Connecticut Volleyball Academy...  played in grass volleyball tournament in summer of 2016...

PERSONAL: Born Leah A. Sopneski February 4, 1997... Parents: Gina and John…Major: Health Sciences... Sibling: Steven... Career plans: Physical therapy...  Residence: Deep River, CT…

 

LEAH... REVEALED

If you did not have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Weight training

What job would you be terrible at? Being a brain surgeon

What song have you completely memorized? Let it go from the movie Frozen

What could you give a 30 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Weight training

What would you rate a 10/10? A thin crust crispy cheese pizza

What fad or trend do you hope comes back? Girls wanting to be stronger instead of skinnier

What is one thing do you really want but cannot afford? A nice house with a big kitchen

What question would you most like to know the answer to? What does my future look like?

What dumb accomplishment are you most proud of? Winning a burping contest when I was little

What stereotype do you completely live up to? I’m not sure, probably a “dumb blonde” but that’s just because I laugh at everything

What is one of your favorite smells? Pizza

What is something your friends would consider “so you”? An obnoxious laugh

What gets you fired up? Stupid drivers

What irrational fear do you have? The fear of the unknown

What was the most memorable gift you received? Finding my dream job

What stat for your life would you most like to see? How much I laugh at things that aren’t actually funny

Which one of your scars has the best story behind it? I have a scar on my leg from trying to jump into an inflatable pool but completely missed and scrapped my leg on the outside of the pool

What is the worst and best thing about getting older? Becoming more independent is the best and worst thing about getting older

What childish thing do you still enjoy? Bouncy house or trampoline parks

What is your spirit animal?An elephant

What is your pet peeve? Stupid drivers

 

 

Recent Games
Oct 20 Mass.-Boston L, 3-0
Oct 24 at Western Conn. St. L, 3-0
Oct 28 at Southern Me. W, 3-0
Oct 28 vs. Me.-Presque Isle W, 3-0
Oct 31 Southern Me. W, 3-0
Nov 2 at Keene St. L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 26 6
Sets 71 20
Kills 12 2
Kills per set 0.17 0.10
Errors 2 1
Total Attacks 27 6
Hitting Percentage .370 .167
Assists 333 94
Assists per set 4.69 4.70
Service Aces 21 3
Service Errors 19 3
Service Aces per set 0.30 0.15
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 122 25
Digs per set 1.72 1.25
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 0 0
Blocks per set 0.00 0.00
Block Errors 2 0
Ball Handling Errors 9 2
Points 33.0 5.0
Points per set 0.5 0.3
Matches started 11 2
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 1 at Mitchell W, 3-0 1 3 0 1 2 -.500 15 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 2 Lesley W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 2 1.000 17 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 2 Dean W, 3-0 1 1 0 0 0 - 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 5 at Eastern Nazarene W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 3 .667 13 4 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Sep 8 at Trinity (Conn.) W, 3-2 - 3 0 0 0 - 7 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Sep 9 vs. Clark University W, 3-2 1 5 0 0 2 .000 26 0 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 9 vs. Westfield St. L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Sep 12 Roger Williams L, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 17 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 2 1.0
Sep 16 Keene St. L, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 11 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 16 Salve Regina L, 3-0 - 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 23 at Plymouth St. W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 0 - 27 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Sep 23 vs. Me.-Presque Isle W, 3-0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 26 Connecticut Col. L, 3-0 1 2 0 0 0 - 7 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 1 1.0
Sep 30 at Western New Eng. L, 3-1 1 4 1 0 2 .500 26 0 2 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 30 vs. Westfield St. W, 3-0 - 3 1 0 2 .500 22 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 3 Rhode Island Col. W, 3-2 - 5 1 0 2 .500 23 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 7 Nichols W, 3-0 - 2 2 0 2 1.000 10 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 7 Penn St.-Abington W, 3-0 - 2 1 0 1 1.000 10 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 10 Mass.-Dartmouth W, 3-0 - 2 1 0 1 1.000 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 14 vs. Bridgewater St. W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 14 at MCLA W, 3-0 - 2 0 0 0 - 13 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Oct 20 Mass.-Boston L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 24 at Western Conn. St. L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 9 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 28 at Southern Me. W, 3-0 - 3 0 1 1 -1.000 14 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 28 vs. Me.-Presque Isle W, 3-0 - 2 1 0 2 .500 6 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 31 Southern Me. W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 20 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 2 at Keene St. L, 3-0 - 2 0 0 1 .000 9 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2015-16 26 82 1 0.01 3 13 -.154 353 4.30 19 0.23 96 1.17 0 2 2 0.02 21.0 0.3
2016-17 26 90 5 0.06 0 23 .217 421 4.68 18 0.20 140 1.56 0 0 0 0.00 23.0 0.3
2017-18 26 71 12 0.17 2 27 .370 333 4.69 21 0.30 122 1.72 0 0 0 0.00 33.0 0.5
2018-19 12 41 5 0.12 5 16 .000 171 4.17 18 0.44 73 1.78 0 0 0 0.00 23.0 0.6
Total 90 284 23 0.08 10 79 .165 1278 4.50 76 0.27 431 1.52 0 2 2 0.01 100.0 0.4
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 26 71 12 0.17 2 27 .370 333 4.69 21 0.30 122 1.72 0 0 0 0.00 33.0 0.5
Conference 6 20 2 0.10 1 6 .167 94 4.70 3 0.15 25 1.25 0 0 0 0.00 5.0 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 27 7 0.26 0 10 .700 131 4.85 11 0.41 45 1.67 0 0 0 0.00 18.0 0.7
Away 9 27 3 0.11 2 10 .100 133 4.93 8 0.30 51 1.89 0 0 0 0.00 11.0 0.4
Neutral 6 17 2 0.12 0 7 .286 69 4.06 2 0.12 26 1.53 0 0 0 0.00 4.0 0.2
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Wins 18 50 11 0.22 2 20 .450 245 4.90 19 0.38 85 1.70 0 0 0 0.00 30.0 0.6
Losses 8 21 1 0.05 0 7 .143 88 4.19 2 0.10 37 1.76 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 0.1
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September 15 42 6 0.14 1 16 .313 203 4.83 13 0.31 82 1.95 0 0 0 0.00 19.0 0.5
October 10 27 6 0.22 1 10 .500 121 4.48 8 0.30 35 1.30 0 0 0 0.00 14.0 0.5
November 1 2 0 0.00 0 1 .000 9 4.50 0 0.00 5 2.50 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0