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Sara Skeens prepares to spike a volleyball during a game at CSU.


September 18th, 2017

Sara Skeens shines during season

After winning the Co-Freshman of the Year in the Horizon League and All-Freshman Team, Sara Skeens plans to build on her success during the upcoming season.

As the calendar turns to the new season, Skeens is set to take another step forward and to help the team continue toward additional goals.

“I want to better my individual performance and contribute more as leader off the court or on it,” Skeens said. “Plus, continue to better my shots, work on my serve and passing.”

Skeens, an outstanding high school athlete at Triway High School, in Wooster, Ohio won multiple awards during her four years competing at the school. Those awards included All-Ohio Honoree, PAC-7 Player of the Year, District Player of the Year and District First-Team.

In addition, Skeens, was part of three PAC-7 Championships, one District Championship and an eighth-place finish in the Ohio State Tournament.

During her freshman year she had an integral part on the Cleveland State team that won the Horizon League Championship and Tournament Championship. Skeens played in all but two of the matches as a primary outside hitter.

“Being part of that championship run was really exciting, especially coming in as a Freshman, it’s exciting in general. It was really new and had nothing to compare it to in high school, which made it fun,” Skeens said.

An interesting fact about Skeens, is she is an avid tea drinker and collector. She has many types from all over the world that she has purchased from Amazon. One of her favorites now is an Alice in Wonderland sampler pack, which “just makes me happy,” Skeens said.


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