Wioleta Leszczynska
Wioleta  Leszczynska


Bielsko-Biala, Poland

High School:

Last College:
Globe Institute of Technology




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SJU outsider hitter named AVCA All-America, AVCA All-Region First Team, All-BIG EAST First Team in sophomore season


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As a Senior (2007): Played in all 37 matches at the setter position ... finished the season ranked third in the nation and first in the BIG EAST with 14.19 assists per game ... earned AVCA All-America honorable mention honors ... named Collegiate Volleyball Update National Setter of the Year honorable mention ... set a new program record with 1,760 assists in a single-season ... finished season ranked third all-time with 3,056 career assists ... named Most Outstanding Player of the BIG EAST Championships (Nov. 16-18) and earned a spot on the all-tournament team ... selected to the AVCA All-Northeast Region team ... an all-BIG EAST first team selection ... recorded 50-or-more assists on 14 occasions ... registered eight double-doubles in assists and digs ... team-best 45 service aces tied for fifth in the program's single-season record books ... set a career-high with 70 assists vs. USF in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championships (Nov. 17) ... named BIG EAST Player of the Week (Oct. 1) after tallying 108 assists, 18 digs, 14 kills, 12 total blocks and five aces in just two matches ... two-time BIG EAST Player of the Week honorable mention ... fell two kills and two blocks short of a quadruple-double with 63 assists, 13 digs, 8 kills and 8 total blocks vs. Pittsburgh (Sept. 29) ... set a career match-high in service aces with 7 vs. Notre Dame (Oct. 28) ... was named to the STJ Volleyball Invitational and IU/adidas Classic all-tournament teams (Sept. 14-15).

As a Junior (2006): Earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American honorable mention honors ... named to the AVCA All-Northeast team ... received second team All-BIG EAST honors ... played in 33 of 36 contests ... finished first on the team in assists (1,296) and service aces (49) ... was third on the team in digs (266) and fourth in hitting percentage (.237) ... ended the year ranked fifth in the BIG EAST in assists and sixth in service aces ... dished out double-digit assists in 33 of 34 contests ... registered nine double-doubles in assists and digs ... tied for fifth with teammate Casie Brooks among the Red Storm's all-time career leaders in assists ... ranked second among the Red Storm's all-time single season leaders in aces and fifth among the all-time single season leaders in assists ... named to the William & Mary all-tournament team after totaling 21 kills, 38 assists and seven aces (Sept. 1-2) ... received Big Red Invitational MVP honors after posting 28 kills on 59 attempts, 146 assists, 34 digs and nine total blocks (Sept. 15-16) ... dished out a career-high 62 assists against West Virginia (Sept. 24) ... posted a career-high 16 digs against Louisville (Sept. 29) ... recorded her 1,000 assists by dishing out 59 against Villanova (Nov. 12).

At Globe Institute: Transferred to St. John's from the Globe Institute of Technology ... received most valuable player and academic all-region honors in 2005 ... recorded the first triple-double in Globe Institute history against FIT with 10 kills, 30 assists and 10 total blocks. At Bielsko-Biala: Team took second place in the district in 2001 ... named the best setter in the district in 2001 ... named the best volleyball player at Bielsko-Biala in 2000 ... took first place at Regionals in 1999 and was named the tournament MVP ... served as team captain from 1999-2001.

Off The Court
Leszczynska, a sport management major, was named the 2008-09 Aeropostale/BIG EAST St. John's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She lists her hobbies as playing a wide variety of sports, listening to music and reading. Her favorite moment from the 2007 season was winning the BIG EAST Championship. Leszczynska's favorite food is the Polish dish, pierogi, and she enjoys watching movies with actress Sandra Bullock. Her goals for the upcoming season are to repeat as BIG EAST champions and qualify for the regional round in the NCAA Tournament again.


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