Boylan senior volleyball standout Kat Lowry is our first OSF St. Anthony's Athlete of the Week for the 2016-'17 school year.
Lowry helped Boylan beat rival Hononegah in the NIC-10 season opener Tuesday. She's grown as a leader during her four years in the program, thanks to those who came before her.
"Honestly I was lead by the best," Lowry said. "I've had Bryanna Weiskircher, who's at Penn State now. I've had Lexi Varga, who's at Illinois State. Ever since I was younger, I wanted to lead as they lead me."
Lowry has done that as she's come through the Boylan program. Now she has her sights set on a conference title her senior year.