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Volleyball - Mon, Aug. 25, 2014

August 25, 2014


MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) had selected two Dakota State (S.D.) volleyball athletes to its Players-of-the-Week honors, the first edition announced Monday.

Carly Rozell, 6-foot-1-inch right side/middle blocker, was named to NSAA Volleyball Offensive Player-of-the-Week.  She smashed a total of 32 kills and averaged 2.9 kills pet set to help the Trojans to a 2-1 record in the Mustang Invitational (hosted by Mount Mercy, Iowa).  Rozell hit .288 in three matches and added 25 digs (2.3 digs per set).  She had two solo blocks and eight block assists. 

Rozell recorded two double-doubles in the invitational – 11 kills and 13 digs versus Saint Ambrose (Iowa) and 17 kills and 12 digs at Mount Mercy.

Carly is the daughter of Paul and Brenda Rozell of Aberdeen, S.D.  She is a freshman Elementary Education at DSU.

Stacey Westby, 5-foot-7-inch setter, was selected as NSAA Volleyball Setter-of-the-Week.  She accumulated a total of 66 set assists (6.0 assists per set) in three matches in the Mustangs Invitational.  Westby was named to the All-Tournament Team.  She added 26 digs (2.4 digs per set), 4 kills, 4 service aces and a solo block for the Trojans.

Westby had a double-double of 30 assists and 15 digs versus Saint Ambrose.

Westby is currently 37 assists away for tying the DSU Volleyball school record for most career assists.  Jill Weisser holds the all-time career assists record with 3,150 assists from 2000-04.

Stacey is the daughter of Tom and Deb Schuller of Jackson, Minn.  She is a senior Elementary Education/Special Education at Dakota State University.

Dakota State, who matched their best start in three matches for the first time since 2006, returns home Wednesday evening.  The Trojans play their first home match of the season as they welcome Morningside (Iowa) of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).  There will be a junior varsity match at 6 p.m., followed by a varsity match at 7:30 p.m. at DSU Fieldhouse.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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