Erika Wujek

Erika Wujek poses with her family at her signing ceremony on Tuesday afternoon. Wujek will attend Millikin to continue her volleyball and academic career.

ZIONSVILLE – Erika Wujek has been a valuable member of the Zionsville volleyball program the past two years.

Now she is going to take her talents to the next level. Wujek signed with Millikin University to continue her academic and athletic careers.

“It’s an amazing feeling and kind of hard to fathom,” Wujek said. “It seems like just yesterday that I was starting to look at different colleges, and now it’s official. It’s also really relieving because I know where I want to go and be.”

Millikin is a Division III school in Decatur, Ill. They play in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.

This past season Millikin finished 22-13 under head coach Debbie Kiick.

Wujek said several things stood out about the school.

“The people there really stood out,” Wujek said. “It’s really a community, and you feel that on campus. It is a smaller campus, which I was looking for too.”

Wujek was a two-year varsity player for the Eagles.

She had 28 kills, 23 digs and five aces this past season. She had her best game against Ben Davis, registering 10 kills, five digs and three aces.

For her career, she had 108 kills, 72 digs and 20 aces.

“The coaches at Millikin are amazing,” Wujek said. “Coach Kiick has talked to me a lot, as has (assistant coach) Sydney Unger. They have been talking to me about the different personalities on the team and how they see me fitting in stability wise and bringing energy. That really works well, because I know exactly what they are looking for.”

Wujek said that before she heads off to college, there is a couple things she wants to focus on improving in her game.

“The most important thing has been working on foot speed, as well as different shots in attacking,” Wujek said. “Not just that, but defense and serve receive, which are so important.”

Wujek said that when she looks back at her time at Zionsville, she is going to remember the relationships she was able to create with her teammates.

“The thing I will remember the most are just the girls and the teams,” Wujek said. “Just working on the camaraderie and things like that. Those are the bonds that we are never going to lose and they were awesome.”

Wujek plans on studying international business and actuarial science.

Will Willems is the Sports Editor of the Zionsville Times Sentinel and Lebanon Reporter. Follow him on Twitter @Will_Willems.

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