Seniors seniors Erin Higgins (left) and Weslie Gaff became the seventh and sixth players, respectively, to record 1,000 career kills as a member of the UMSL volleyball team.

Prior to the 2011 season, only five players in the University of Missouri–St. Louis volleyball program’s history had ever achieved 1,000 kills. That list grew by two players this year when seniors Weslie Gaff and Erin Higgins recorded their 1,000th career kills.

“A kill is when it’s not a serve but any other ball that lands on the opponent’s side of the court so they cannot return it,” Gaff said in a UMSL Daily video.

“It’s the most exciting part of the game,” Higgins added. “If you get a good kill, then everyone gets excited. It’s my favorite part.”

Gaff became the sixth member of UMSL’s 1,000 career kill club Oct. 9 at the University of Indianapolis. Higgins followed suit 20 days later at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.

Ryan Heinz

Ryan Heinz