Eve Stephens

Palmer’s Eve Stephens of the UAA volleyball team didn’t just break the GNAC career kills record.

She crushed it like one of her rockets from the right side.

The Seawolf spiker over the weekend moved past Western Washington’s Abby Phelps for the top spot in conference history with 1,630 kills. Phelps’ record of 1,628 had stood since 2018.

Stephens did it in record time, plastering Phelps’ mark in 29 fewer sets.

The former Colony High standout got the record as part of a 9-kill effort in UAA’s sweep of Western Oregon on the opening weekend of GNAC league play. It was the first time she hadn’t recorded double figures in kills since last season, snapping an 18-match streak.

In addition to her all-time kills count, Stephens is also the leader by a mile in attack percentage among the GNAC career kills leaders. Take a look:

Career Kills | Player | Career Attack%
1630 Eve Stephens UAA .290
1628 Abby Phelps WWU .244
1513 Sam Harthun UAF .169
1491 Kendra Bodine NNU .236
1461 Sarah Sommerman SU .225
1454 Alyssa Given SPU .217
1442 Louise Free NNU .272
1392 Katelynn Zanders UAA .208

Led by Stephens, the Seawolves lead the GNAC in team attack percentage (.307) and rank second in kills per set (13.6).

The Seawolves (12-1) remained in the AVCA Division II Top 25 poll for the third straight week, moving up two spots to No. 14 in today’s poll

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