A pair of Northwestern volleyball players earn GPAC honors

October 20, 2020 9:13am

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Lacey Reitz of Northwestern College is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Setter-of-the-Week. Reitz, a senior from Jackson, Minnesota, played a key role in leading the Raiders to a 4-0 record last week. Reitz piled up 176 assists as she directed an offense that hit .317 in wins against Briar Cliff, Dakota Wesleyan, Doane and Hastings. She averaged 12.6 assists, 2.1 digs and served a team-best six aces.

Emily Strasser of Northwestern College is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Defender-of-the-Week. Strasser, a junior, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, totaled 68 digs, averaging 4.9 per set, in wins against Briar Cliff, Dakota Wesleyan, Doane and Hastings. Strasser had 20 or more digs in two of the four matches, including a season-high 26 in the win over Hastings.