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Monday, Oct 10, 2022 at 5:14 pm

Syracuse Volleyball’s Shemanova Breaks All-Time Kills Record

Ryan Bridges: It was right here where Polina Shemanova broke the all-time kills record in Syracuse volleyball history. An incredible accomplishment that came during a three-set loss to Louisville. But after the game, Shemanova detailed what it was like to see the outpouring of love the community had for her.

Polina Shemanova: Within seconds after the game, me getting all those flowers, multiple people putting things on you, pictures. And then, I got a phone from coach Aven [Lee] and my parents were on a WhatsApp call, and I got those printouts my parents have sent to me so that’s when I instantly started crying. That’s when I get emotional. When you don’t see your parents, it’s an emotional rollercoaster, but obviously on a positive note. I’m just so grateful for my teammates and for my family and my teammates’ parents and coaches. For everyone who prepared this awesome ceremony, it’s just so fantastic.

Bridges: Each time Shemanova takes the floor for the rest of the season, she’ll be rewriting the record book for Syracuse volleyball.