May 23, 2011

Former Volleyball Standout Emmy Blouin Continues to Flourish After UNH

DURHAM, N.H. -- Former UNH volleyball player Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) has taken her skills overseas in pursuit of a professional volleyball career. Blouin recently wrapped up the 2010-11 season internationally in Sollentuna, a municipality of Sweden located northwest of Stockholm, as a member of the Sollentuna Volleyball Klubb.

Blouin helped guide Sollentuna to a fourth-place finish and a spot in the playoffs. In the best-of-five quarterfinals, Blouin and her teammates swept Svedala, the sixth-seeded team, in three matches. In the semifinals, Sollentuna faced a Ängelholm losing in three matches. Despite the loss, Blouin recorded one of the top point averages in the playoffs with an impressive 4.41 points per set.

A 2008 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management, Blouin is one of just six players in program history with 1,000 kills with her 1,293 kills ranking third best in program history. Blouin was a unanimous America East All-Conference First Team selection as a senior and led the Wildcats in kills during her final two seasons in Durham. During her senior season, she helped lead UNH to a 19-9 record and second place in the conference.

With her season now completed, Blouin has recently returned to St. Albert, Alberta in her native country of Canada, where she plans to work for several volleyball camps before heading back to Europe for another professional season.

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