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Volleyball - Tue, Nov. 12, 2013

November 12, 2013

NSAA PRESS RELEASE

MADISON, S.D. – Juniors Katherine Gonzalez and Caitlin Pick of Dakota State (S.D.) were selected to the inaugural North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Volleyball All-Conference teams.  The 2013 NSAA Volleyball All-Conference teams and postseason honors were announced Tuesday.

Gonzalez was named to NSAA Volleyball All-Conference Second Team.  She was also chosen as NSAA Defensive Player-of-the-Year award.  For the season, Gonzalez tallied a total of 505 digs and averaged 4.6 digs per set, which she ranks second in the NSAA conference.  She recorded 25 service aces with a service percentage of .931.  She had a .944 reception percentage rate, recording 34 errors in 603 receptions.  Gonzalez was named to NSAA Libero Player-of-the-Week twice during the season.

Katherine is the daughter of Henry and Gloria Gonzalez of Pico Rivera, Calif.  She is an Exercise Science major at Dakota State University.

Pick was chosen to NSAA Volleyball All-Conference First Team.  She accumulated a total of 303 kills this season and averaged 2.7 kills per set (fifth in the NSAA conference).  Pick recorded a hitting percentage of .240, which is fourth-best in the NSAA conference.  She had recorded 12 matches with double-digits in kills, including a career-high 20 kills at Saint Mary (Neb.) on Oct. 19.  Pick was selected to NSAA Hitter-of-the-Week honor on Oct. 29.

Caitlin is the daughter of Bruce and Rita Pick of Kimball, S.D.  She is majoring in Health Information Administration at Dakota State University.

The NSAA All-Conference teams were selected by the league coaches:

NSAA Volleyball First Team All-Conference 2013:

Name

Position

Year

School

Sarah Bekcer

Middle Hitter

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Josette Glatt

Right Side

Junior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Aurissa Martens

Middle Hitter

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Janna Johnson

Right Side

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Katie Wangberg

Setter

Junior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Alaina Brown

Outside Hitter

Sophomore

Jamestown (N.D.)

Remington Werner

Outside Hitter

Sophomore

Mayville State (N.D.)

Caitlin Pick

Middle Hitter

Junior

Dakota State (S.D.)

NSAA Volleyball Second Team All-Conference 2013:

Name

Position

Year

School

Megan Goedert

Outside Hitter

Junior

Presentation (S.D.)

Katherine Gonzalez

Libero

Junior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Kelsey Deragisch

Setter

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Paige O'Connor

LIbero

Freshman

Mayville State (N.D.)

Emily Plowman

Libero

Sophomore

Valley City State (N.D.)

Kaitlin Anderson

Middle Hitter

Freshman

Jamestown (N.D.)

NSAA Volleyball Postseason Award 2013:

Most Valuable Athlete:  Sarah Becker – Jamestown (N.D.)
Most Valuable Senior:  Aurissa Martens – Valley City State (N.D.)
Newcomer of the Year:  Katie Wangberg – Mayville State (N.D.)
Defensive Player of the Year:  Katherine Gonzalez – Dakota State (S.D.)
Setter of the Year:  Katie Wangberg – Mayville State (N.D.)
Offensive Player of the Year:  Sarah Becker – Jamestown (N.D.)
Coach of the Year:  Lindsey Johnson – Mayville State (N.D.)

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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