Widen signs with Ottawa University

Lindsey Widen, a two-time first team All-North Central Kansas League selection for the Concordia Panthers, has signed to play volleyball at Ottawa University.
The 5-9 Widen ranked second in the NCKL in kills (3.91) her senior season. She led the League in passing efficiency (2.52) and was third in hitting efficiency (.317).
Widen led the Panthers in serve percentage (96.8), blocks (.74) and setting efficiency (96.6), and was a unanimous all-League selection.
As a junior, Widen was third in the League in kills (4.73) and hitting efficiency (.330). She led Concordia in blocks (.61) and passing efficiency (2.29).
Widen received all-League honorable mention as a sophomore. She led the Panthers in assists (4.20) and setting efficiency (93.7), and was second in kills (1.91).


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