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Hawkeye volleyball's Radke goes down with ACL injury

BY CARLOS SOSA | OCTOBER 10, 2012 6:30 AM

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Freshman Erin Radke will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury, becoming the second player on the Iowa volleyball team to go down with an ACL tear this season. Emily Yanny tore her ACL against Marquette on Sept. 15.

Radke missed the Hawkeyes’ last two games as a precaution, in which the Hawkeyes went 2-0 with wins over Indiana and Purdue.

The native of Sioux Falls, S.D., tallied 136 kills before she went down in practice on Oct. 4. Radke, an outside hitter, is a lefty and added a different dimension to the Hawkeye offense. From Aug. 31 to Sept. 7, she recorded double-digit kills in five-straight games.

Her best offensive showing came in a loss to Iowa State, in which she tallied 13 kills. Radke also helped on the defense end, recording 25 blocks during the Hawkeyes’ first 15 games.

As a high-school senior, she was named South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year in 2011. She recorded 430 kills while hitting at a .397 clip. She concluded her prep volleyball career with 1,095 kills.

Hawkeye officials do not know when Radke will be able to return to the court.


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