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Volleyball - Mon, Sep. 14, 2015

September 14, 2015

OMAHATessa Weeldreyer of Dakota State (S.D.) was one of the twelve members to be named on the College of Saint Mary (Neb.)/Grace (Neb.) Volleyball All-Tournament team, announced Monday morning.  Dakota State went 2-2 record in the tournament with victories over York (Neb.) and Southwestern (Kan.) on Sept. 12.

Weeldreyer, 5-foot-10 junior middle hitter, smashed a total of 40 kills in four matches (10 kills per match, 2.5 kills per set).  She recorded a hitting percentage of .292 in the tournament, committing just 12 attack errors in 96 attempts.

In addition, Weeldreyer produced 19 blocks (1.2 blocks per set) for the weekend with 17 block assists and 2 solo blocks.  She had a season-high eight block assists in 3-1 victory over Southwestern (Kan.).  She also posted a double-double of 13 kills and 13 digs in 3-1 defeat to host-team College of Saint Mary (Neb.).

Weeldreyer produced five service aces (0.3 service aces per set) and 27 digs (1.7 digs per set) in the tournament.

According to the NAIA-DakStats statistical website as of Monday, Weeldreyer ranks 15th in the nation in total blocks with 60.  She also is 24th in the nation in blocks per set (1.2).  She leads the North Star Athletic Association conference in the blocks category.

Tessa is the daughter of Terry and Doreen Weeldreyer of Parker, S.D.  She is majoring in Health Information Administration at Dakota State University.

Dakota State (6-9 overall record) remains on the road with three matches this week.  The Trojans visit their in-state rival Mount Marty (S.D.) Tuesday evening with a junior varsity match at 6 p.m. and varsity to follow at 7:30 p.m.  DSU opens their NSAA conference play this weekend, traveling to Mayville State (N.D.) Friday night and Valley City State (N.D.) on Saturday afternoon.

Below is the complete listing of the College of Saint Mary/Grace Volleyball All-Tournament Team:

Mallory Babic, College of Saint Mary (Neb.)
Cassidy Yong, College of Saint Mary (Neb.)
Tessa Weeldreyer, Dakota State (S.D.)
Choloe Corbett, Grace (Neb.)
Stephany Wold, Mayville State (N.D.)
Remington Werner, Mayville State (N.D.)
Cori Peterzelek, Mount Mercy (Iowa)
Leslie Hoffman, Mount Mercy (Iowa)
Rachel Harper, Southwestern (Kan.)
Shawni Wills, William Penn (Iowa)
Claire Simmons, William Penn (Iowa)
Nicole Gates, York (Neb.)

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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