For Immediate Release: October 10, 2004
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Heck sets all-time kill record as volleyball defeats Siena in five-games

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y.--Senior outside hitter Michele Heck (Chiago, Ill.) recorded a match-high 18 kills and in the process, broke the Binghamton school record for career kills, leading Binghamton (11-11) to a five-game win at Siena (7-9) in volleyball action on Sunday afternoon. The game scores were 30-19, 24-30, 30-28, 26-30, 15-10.

"We came out strong and despite some letdowns, we were able to pull through in the end," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "We got some key digs in the last game that made a big difference for us."

Heck entered the match against Siena with 1,243 career kills, which was just 13 shy of the school record of 1,257 set by Lauren Caiaccia (1992-95). With 18 kills, Heck now has 1,261 career kills. Interestingly enough, Caiaccia was one of three athletes inducted into the Binghamton University Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night.

"Michele has been a great asset to our program," Kiriyama said. "She has been a great leader on the court and has really contributed during her career."

With 14 digs, Heck also notched a double-double. Senior right side hitter Jen Smith (North Tonawanda, N.Y.) had 15 kills and a match-high 18 digs while sophomore setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) added 52 assists, 10 digs and seven blocks (all assists).

Freshman middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) had her second straight solid performance, nailing 13 kills and recorded 10 blocks (two solo, eight assists).

Binghamton returns home to face Maine on Friday at 7 p.m.

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