Versatile Reineke fitting in easily

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Versatile Reineke fitting in easily

Junior outside hitter Meg Reineke serves to Pitt-Johnstown at the home-opener last Tuesday. Reineke collected 12 kills, 12 digs and two assists.

Junior outside hitter Meg Reineke serves to Pitt-Johnstown at the home-opener last Tuesday. Reineke collected 12 kills, 12 digs and two assists.

Photo by Gracey Evans

Junior outside hitter Meg Reineke serves to Pitt-Johnstown at the home-opener last Tuesday. Reineke collected 12 kills, 12 digs and two assists.

Photo by Gracey Evans

Photo by Gracey Evans

Junior outside hitter Meg Reineke serves to Pitt-Johnstown at the home-opener last Tuesday. Reineke collected 12 kills, 12 digs and two assists.

Written By Mike Turk, Staff Writer

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At Sinclair Community College in Ohio, Meg Reineke collected over 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in just two seasons. Now in her junior year, she is bringing her skills and knowledge of the game to Point Park.

Point Park Head Coach, Mike Bruno, was keeping an eye on the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) website last season when Reineke’s name popped up. Her stats and accomplishments were enough to get the attention of the veteran volleyball coach.

The New Knoxville native built quite an impressive resume while playing at the NJCAA Division II level. She was a two-year team captain. She was on the All-Region XII First team, NJCAA Division II All-American second team and a two-year All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference First Team player.

Reineke had a couple of offers on the board from other schools in schools from Western Ohio and Indiana. Bruno reached out to Reineke and offered to host her on campus where she would eventually sign to continue her volleyball career.

“I just felt at home here,” Reineke said about signing with Point Park.

While her statistics stood out on paper at the NJCAA level, Reineke had to keep working to play at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) level.

Along with making the jump to a more competitive playing level, Reineke never assumed she was going to walk right in and be the star player. She knew that she had to put in the work to earn her spot as an outside hitter on the team.

Reineke is one of eight transfers on the 2017 volleyball team. What Bruno really likes about her is that she can play all six rotations and she has done just that in the early part of the new season.

With a lot of talented hitters around her, she is not putting up the eye-popping numbers like she did at Sinclair. But she is a key player to the roster contributing on all aspects of the game. She has been very consistent averaging 9.8 kills and 10.9 digs per match.

“She’s starting to evolve and she continues to learn our system and our expectations,” Bruno said. “She’s a solid six-rotation kid and I’m going to hold her to a high standard for sure.”

While Reineke is proud of all her statistics from past seasons, she has her eyes set on other goals in 2017.

“As a team, one of our biggest goals is to win the conference and to get past the first round of the NAIA National Tournament,” Reineke said.

With bringing in a player such as Reineke from a school where she was a leader, there’s always the question of whether or not the egos of the players will affect team chemistry. That has not been the case for the Pioneers.

“She’s a very loving individual and playing with her has been amazing,” junior captain Ashley Taylor said about her new teammate.

Reineke has fit right in at Point Park on and off the court. Fans can check her and the rest of the Point Park volleyball team out when it returns home on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m to host Salem International University.

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