Sophomore Karin Palgutova selected to preseason All-BIG EAST First Team.
13 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.
Red Storm defeats Huskies in five sets in Storrs, Conn.
Red Storm returns team captain Gabriela Petkova and welcomes eight newcomers.
2013 Intro Video
Head Coach Joanne Persico Previews The 2012 Season
As A Sophomore (2013): Played in eight sets across six matches... picked up one kill vs. New Hampshire (Sep. 7) ... collected one kill and one block vs. UMass Lowell (Sep. 21) ... came off the bench to record one kill in home game vs. Georgetown (Oct. 11).
As A Freshman (2012): A redshirt season.
At Uniondale: A four-year volleyball letterwinner for the Knights ... captained volleyball team from 2010-12 ... received Nassau County Girls Volleyball Association All-Conference honors as a junior and senior ... named to the Nassau County Girls Basketball Association's All-Conference team as a junior and its All-Class team as a senior ... National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards gold medalist ... also earned three basketball letters ... captained basketball team from 2009-12.
Off the Court: Came to St. John's because she loves the diversity and there's nothing better than NYC! ... lists drawing as her favorite hobby and has had her artwork displayed in the world Financial Center Gallery, Hofstra University, Uniondale Library, and the Nassau All-County Art Exhibit ... if she wasn't playing volleyball, she would be playing basketball ... favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... aspires to be an accomplished journalist ... majoring in communications ... has volunteered with Athletes Helping Athletes Inc. ... member of the Girls Scouts of America for 12 years ... most influential person in her athletic career is her father because she has seen his success and it pushes her to go just as far ... daughter of Tina and A.J. Wynder, who played for the Boston Celtics from 1990-91 ... has two siblings: Christine and Jairus ... favorite quote is: "You can't touch the moon with one foot still stuck on the ground."