Brøndby, Denmark – Former Ohio Volleyball player Jamie Kosiorek has signed a professional contract with Brøndby Volleyball Club in Brøndby, Denmark, BVC announced on Thursday (June 18).
"I'm super excited for this next volleyball adventure," Kosiorek said. "I knew for a while that I wanted to live in Europe and when I came back from my ACL injury I just felt like I wasn't done playing volleyball. My coaches and teammates at Ohio have prepared me for this next move & I can't wait to live locally with the Danish!"
The Brøndby Volleyball Club is a member of the Danish Volleyball Federation and made it to the championship match in 2018.
"We're happy for Jaime that she has the opportunity to continue her career," head coach Deane Webb said. "She had a great career as a Bobcat, showed a great deal of resilience in her return from her ACL injury, and left her mark on our program. This year she should be fully recovered and find great success in her first professional season."
Kosiorek finished the 2018 season ranked first among MAC players and 11th in the country with a career-high 53 service aces (third-most in rally scoring era in program history) and second in the league and 21st in the nation with 0.45 service aces per set (third-highest average in rally scoring era in program history). She also led Ohio with 342 kills (2.92 per set) and ranked third on the team with a career-high 265 digs (2.26 per set). She recorded double-digit kills 19 times and finished the year with nine double-doubles to lead the team. In conference play, she compiled 60 service aces and ranked sixth in the league with 0.33 service aces per set.
"We have several players on our team with aspirations of playing professionally, and our recent trip to Europe was an eye opener to the many possibilities that are available," Webb added. "Having a recent teammate that is playing overseas makes these possibilities seem even more attainable for our current players."
Kosiorek finished her career as Ohio's all-time service ace leader with 173 and had 1,380 kills, fifth-most in program history.