Posted On: 05/18/20 10:06 AM

In this extended break for Michigan volleyball players, improving your game in hopes of making it to the next level isn’t exactly easy.

Live reps on the court aren’t available, practice time with the team is non-existent, and feedback from coaches is limited.

That’s where family has come in very valuable for Notre Dame Prep/Michigan Elite libero, Olivia Kowalowski.

The class of 2021 defender has been putting herself through the rigors in recent months, bettering her game with the help of her sister, Western Kentucky’s Emma Kowalkowski.

“Emma has been home and working with me on my receiving and passing, while also putting me through some good workouts,” said Olivia, who prefers to go by “Livy”. “This is a very long break and it’s important for me to stay in tune with my skills and still find ways to become a better player. Even if I don’t touch a ball, I can still improve my footwork and endurance. Emma is a great resource to have right now.”

Like Livy, Emma worked her way through the Notre Dame Prep volleyball program and helped the Irish win the 2013 Class B state championship before becoming a Hilltopper. Emma has been working with

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