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Volleyball - Mon, Oct. 2, 2017

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) announced its volleyball players-of-the-week, the seventh edition of the weekly honors were announced Monday by the conference office.  No. 2-ranked Viterbo (Wis.) swept the weekly honors with Natalie Geidel as Attacker-of-the-Week, Amelia Grahn as Setter-of-the-Week and Baylee Gross as Defender-of-the-Week.

NSAA Volleyball Attacker-of-the-Week
Natalie Geidel – Viterbo (Wis.) – 6'2", Senior, middle hitter – West Bend, Wis. – Geidel averaged over 4 kills per set while hitting an impressive .390 for the week as No. 2-ranked Viterbo (Wis.) went 3-0 for the week.  She recorded a team-high 20 kills in Viterbo's road victory at Mayville State (N.D.).  After breaking the school's all-time blocks record last week, Geidel recorded her 500th career block versus the Comets.  For the week, Geidel racked up 40 kills (4.4 kills per set) and recorded nine blocks (2 solo, 7 assists).

NSAA Volleyball Setter-of-the-Week
Amelia Grahn – Viterbo (Wis.) – 5'10", Senior, setter – Madison, Wis. – Grahn averaged a stellar 12.6 assists per set as No. 2-ranked Viterbo (Wis.) went 3-0 for the week.  She piled up 113 assists, including a week-high 49 assists during V-Hawks' 3-0 road victory at Mayville State (N.D.).  Grahn also had 16 digs (1.8 digs per set), 9 kills (1.0 kill per set), 5 block assists (0.6 blocks per set) and 2 service aces for the week. 

NSAA Volleyball Defender-of-the-Week
Baylee Gross – Viterbo (Wis.) – 5'4", Senior, libero – West Bend, Wis. – Gross averaged just under six digs per set while committing no serve receive errors in 55 attempts as No. 2-ranked Viterbo (Wis.) went 3-0 for the week.  She recorded an impressive 28 digs in 3-0 road victory at Mayville State (N.D.).  For the week, Gross averaged 5.9 digs per set (53 total digs), recorded a service percentage of 96.4 percent (2 service aces and 2 service errors in 56 attempts).  

Editor's Note: Release provided by NSAA SID Nick Huntimer.

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