Pass. Set. Spike. Score. This is the control and unbridled fury of women’s volleyball at Oakton Community College.
First-year Head Coach Scott Ciukowski knows volleyball first as a player at Clarke University and as a successful high school and club team coach. He teaches fundamentals first, creating a skilled team that challenges opponents from the first serve to the match point.
“Volleyball isn’t the most important thing in life, but it is pretty darned close. Playing volleyball at this level requires commitment and drive. It also requires my full commitment to teach,” Ciukowski said. “My players learn about teamwork, goal-setting, and the pursuit of excellence. These are critical skills for success in life and in the workplace.”
Each fall, the women’s volleyball team plays top programs in the Chicago area competing in the NJCAA Region IV and Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference. Practice begins Aug. 1, and competition takes place Aug. 22 through November at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus.
Play to compete . . . learn to succeed. Earn a degree . . . chase your dream.