A Keyano Husky has elevated himself into men’s college-volleyball greatness.
With 18 kills this past weekend, Huskies’ outside man Blazej Pellowski has managed to eclipse the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference record for career kills with 1,074.
The old record by a player of a single team was 1,065 set by Scott Lesher.
Pellowski tells Mix News once he realized the kills record was within reach – he went out and snatched it.
“I was just hoping the setter would send me the ball and it was in the first set last weekend when we played NAIT. I was just begging to God like ‘give me the ball, give me the ball so I can break this record. Even though I knew it would happen eventually but I just really wanted that.”
The 6′ 4″ Poland native also has 149 service aces which places him second all-time in the ACAC.
Former Husky and two-time CCAA Player of the Year Alwyn Piche currently holds the record with 176.
Pellowski who was also an All-Canadian back in 2015/16, considers the record among his greatest career achievements and a great way to cap off his time at Keyano.
He says his advice to aspiring volleyball players is to dedicate your life to the game.
“Breathing volleyball, watching volleyball, looking at other players, talking about it, being in volleyball, sacrificing for volleyball. Basically, if you really love something, just breathe it, that’s always been my motto.”
The Huskies are currently 16-3, good for 2nd in the conference and 8th in the country.