Kim Bickel was a star on some of Midviewís most
successful volleyball teams. Teams she played on won 73 games and
lost 22. She played on the 18-1 Junior Varsity team her freshman
year, the 20-4 Lakeland Conference co-championship team her
sophomore year. The 21-6 Erie Shore championship team her junior
year and the 14-11 sectional and district championship and regional
semi-finalist teams her senior year.
At six feet, it was quite evident that Kimís
athletic future would be in basketball or volleyball. She played
both her freshman and sophomore years after which she dropped
basketball to focus on volleyball. A decision that proved to be
justified as she progressed. She was a starter in her sophomore year
on a very good team, but it was her junior year when she started to
make an impact on the Midview program. She was honorable mention All
Erie Shores Conference, All District Class AAA. The team won the
Erie Shores Conference Championship.
Another year and more honors. Although they
struggled with an overall record of 14-11, Coach Faith Ricilliís
team attacked the tournaments with a new perspective. They defeated
Lorain, Magnificat and stunned Elyria in winning the district
championship before losing to Brecksville in the regional semifinal
game. Kim received several individual awards. She made the Cannon
Classic, Avon Lake Invitational, Lorain County and District All Star
teams. She was runner-up for Miss Volleyball-Lorain County, First
team Erie Shores Conference, First Team All District and All-Ohio.
Kim Bickel accepted a full athletic scholarship to
Kent State University where she played for two years.
Kim is a Kindergarten teacher in the Midview
School District and lives in Elyria with her husband, Paul and two
sons, Carson and Aden.
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