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Volleyball - Tue, Sep. 12, 2017

September 12, 2017



· Dakota State (S.D.) (2-10 overall record, 0-0 NSAA) stays busy this week with four volleyball matches, including a season home opener match and a pair of matches against NAIA's Top 25 teams.

· The Trojans host long-time rival Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) (10-4 overall record) Tuesday evening at DSU Fieldhouse.  There will be a junior varsity match at 6 p.m., followed by a varsity match at 7:30 p.m.

· DSU opens up their North Star volleyball conference play on Thursday evening as they visit No. 21-ranked Bellevue (Neb.) (10-3 overall record, 0-0 NSAA).  First serve from the Gordon Lozier Center (1000 Galvin Road) is set for 7 p.m. in Bellevue, Neb.

· On Friday, the Trojans play at No. 24-ranked Morningside (Iowa) (7-6).  First serve is set for 6 p.m. at RVSC-Alle Gym on the campus of Morningside College (1501 Morningside Ave.).


· Dakota State (S.D.) will provide the live video webcast of the match Tuesday on  There will be also a live stats/play-by-play.

· Check the Dakota State University's Athletics Twitter— to for updates on the scores and recaps when available.  Make sure to check the DSU Athletics home page for live coverage links.


· Dakota State (S.D.) begins their full schedule of North Star conference matches on Thursday evening.

· The Trojans are scheduled to play a total of 16 North Star conference matches, starting at No. 21-ranked Bellevue (Neb.) on Thursday.

· DSU plays a total of 8 home and 8 away matches during the North Star volleyball conference season. 


· Dakota State (S.D.) dropped the first three matches in the College of Saint Mary (Neb.)/Grace (Neb.) Volleyball Tournament on Sept. 8-9.  The Trojans concluded the pre-season tournament with a victory.

· The Trojans were swept by McPherson (Kan.) in three straight sets (25-22, 25-21 and 25-21) on Sept. 8.  DSU fell short to Briar Cliff (Iowa) in four sets (25-18, 25-13, 25-27 and 25-19) in the second match of the day.

· Dakota State lost to the host-team College of Saint Mary on Sept. 9 (25-19, 25-18 and 25-21) before finishing the tournament with a three-set sweep over William Penn (Iowa) by the scores of 26-24, 25-20 and 25-10.

· Jazmayne Williams led the Trojans with 38 kills in 13 sets (4 matches played) in the tournament.  She averaged 2.9 kills per set and hit .247.

· Maddie Polzin added 29 kills, while Carly Rozell had 26 kills and Kaylee Sprier had 23 kills for DSU.  Kendra Steffen produced 62 set assists (4.8 assists per set).  Rachel Johnson had 54 assists (4.2 assists per set).

· Rozell registered a total of seven service aces in the tournament for the Trojans.  She also had 12 block assists (0.9 blocks per set).

· Spreier led the Trojans with 17 block assists in 13 sets (4 matches played).  She averaged 1.3 blocks per set.

· Mallory Testerman contributed 35 digs (2.7 digs per set) in four tournament matches for DSU.  Rozell had 31 digs (2.4 digs per set).

· Dakota State hit .136 in the tournament (141 kills with 81 errors in 440 attempts).  The Trojans hit a season high .307 (44 kills with 13 errors in 101 attempts) in 3-0 sweep over William Penn on Sept. 9.

· The Trojans averaged 2.2 blocks per set in the tournament, including a total of 54 block assists.


· Three-time All-Conference selection Carly Rozell is currently third all-time career kills at Dakota State (S.D.).  She had amassed 1,216 kills during her impressive 4-year career at DSU.

· Micah Tolzin currently holds the record for most career kills with 1,473 kills from 2001-05.  Amanda Vos is second all-time with 1,390 career kills from 2000-04.

· Rozell had 411 kills during her freshman year, followed by 388 kills in her sophomore season.  She added 307 kills in in her junior year.  This season, Rozell had smashed 112 kills in 42 sets played (2.7 kills per set).

· Rozell records 245 blocks during her career at Dakota State.  She is 48 blocks away to join the Trojan Volleyball record book 'Top 5' most career blocks (Steph Hein with 292 blocks from 1995-99).


· According to the DakStats-NAIA statistical website as of Monday, Dakota State (S.D.) ranks 48th in the nation in total blocks.

· The Trojans racked up a total of 84.0 blocks this season (12 matches, 42 set played).

· Three DSU players recorded at least 30 blocks.  Kaylee Spreier leads the Trojans with 38 blocks (5 solo, 33 assists), while Carly Rozell adds 34 blocks (8 solo, 26 assists).

· Dakota State (S.D.) recorded a season-high 16.0 blocks, despite a 3-2 loss to College of Saint Mary (Neb.) in the Corn Palace Classic on Sept. 2.  Prior to the CSM match that day, DSU had 13 blocks in 3-1 victory over Mount Marty (S.D.)


· Kills (Kills Per Set):  Carly Rozell—112 kills (2.7 kills per set)

· Assists (Assists Per Set):  Rachel Johnson—190 assists (4.5 assists per set)

· Service Aces (Service Aces Per Set):  Carly Rozell—17 service aces (0.4 aces per set) 

· Digs (Digs Per Set):  Mallory Testerman—119 digs (3.1 digs per set)

· Blocks/Blocks Per Set:  Kaylee Spreier—38 blocks (0.9 blocks per set)

· Receptions:  Carly Rozell—159 receptions


· Dakota State (S.D.) is 22-14 record in the past three seasons at the DSU Fieldhouse.

· The Trojans were 6-6 record last season at home.  DSU recorded eight home victories in 2014-15 and another eight home wins in 2015-16.

· DSU is scheduled to play a total of 11 home games this season at DSU Fieldhouse, including a pair of homecoming matches next week (Sept. 22 versus Mayville State and Sept. 23 versus Valley City State).

· DSU concludes their home schedule with five-match home stand from Oct. 27-Nov. 4.


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Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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