Northwestern Sweeps GPAC Volleyball Honors

(Sioux City, Iowa) – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following Volleyball players-of-the-week for contests played September 28-October 4, 2020. Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2020-2021 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program.

Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Volleyball Players-of-the-Week

Attacker – Anna Wedel, Northwestern College (Outside)

Northwestern’s Anna Wedel is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Attacker-of-the-Week. Wedel, a senior, from Maurice, Iowa, averaged 5.7 kills per set in leading Northwestern to a 2-0 record last week. Wedel hit .383 and put down 20 kills in both matches, wins over Dakota Wesleyan and Morningside. She also totaled 28 digs, averaging four per set. Wedel had a double-double in each match and also served two aces to go with five blocks.

Setter- Lacey Reitz, Northwestern

Lacey Reitz of Northwestern is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Setter-of-the-Week. Reitz, a senior from Jackson, Minnesota, averaged 14.1 assists per set in wins over Dakota Wesleyan (3-1) and Morningside (3-0). She directed a Raider offense that hit .317 in the two matches. Reitz averaged 4.0 digs per set, recording a double-double in each match.

Defender – Emily Strasser, Northwestern College (Defensive Specialist)

Emily Strasser of Northwestern is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Defender-of-the-Week. Strasser, a junior from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, anchored the Northwestern backrow play in leading Northwestern to a 2-0 record. The libero averaged 5.1 digs per set, totaling 36 digs in wins over Dakota Wesleyan and Morningside. Strasser went a perfect 19-for-19 in serve receive and also served one ace.

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