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Mokena native and Lincoln-Way East graduate Andrea Kozak earned All-CCIW honors and helped Carthage reach the NCAA Division III Final Four. CARTHAGE COLLEGE ATHLETICS
Steve Millar, Sports Editor
4:00 am CST December 10, 2019

Andrea Kozak thought she was done with volleyball.

Kozak, a Mokena native, played for three years at Lincoln-Way North. But when she moved over to Lincoln-Way East for her senior year following the closure of North, she decided to put her attention toward other priorities.

“I was focused on trying to earn the Evans Scholarship [for golf caddies],” she said. “So, I stopped playing high school volleyball after my junior year.”

It was not that easy to walk away, though.