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Alicia Orlowski, Head Coach | e-mail
Alicia Orlowski begins her third season as the head women's volleyball coach at Wilkes. During her first campaign the Lady Colonels fashioned an overall record of 6-24, while last year's squad posted a 12-17 record.
Orlowski played her collegiate volleyball at Division I Coastal Carolina University. During her four seasons with the Chanticleers Orlowski helped the team win Big South Conference titles in both 1996 and 1998. During both of those campaigns the team earned berths in the NCAA Division I Championship field. Orlowski, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s of science degree in biology and a minor in sports medicine, also served as a team captain during both her junior and senior seasons.
Upon her graduation from Coastal Carolina, Orlowski enrolled at Duke University and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2004. During her four years at Duke she also participated as a member of the women’s club volleyball team.
Orlowski began her playing career in West Chicago, Illinois, as a member of the Sports Performance Volleyball Club from 1992 through 1996. A five-year starter for the club, she helped the team post a record of 99-4 and a fifth-place finish in the 1996 Junior Olympic Tournament.
Orlowski is currently employed as a Facility Directory/Physical Therapist at Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services in Kingston.
Nicole Hahn, Assistant Coach
Hahn starts her second season as an assistant coach with the Wilkes volleyball team. Last season, she helped guide the team to a six-game improvement in wins and post a record of 12-17. Hahn was also a four-year member of the Lady Colonels squad.
As a player for the Lady Colonels from 2003 through 2006 Hahn established herself as one of the premier players in school history. She concluded her career as the all-time leader at Wilkes in assists (3,671) and digs (1,232). She also set a new single-season record for assists in 2004 when she handed out 1,097 helpers. For her efforts Hahn was named to the All-Freedom Conference team in both 2004 and 2005.
Hahn also excelled in the classroom where she was a three-time member of the MASCAC Academic Honor Roll and was named the MASCAC Volleyball Senior Scholar-Athlete in 2006. She was also selected to the ESPN The Magazine
Academic All-American second team as a senior, and earned first team District 2 Academic All-American honors in both 2005 and 2006.