Beller Named Game Chamber/AVCA National Player Of The Week

Beller Named Game Chamber/AVCA National Player Of The Week
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – NSIC Offensive Player of the Week and Wayne State College volleyball standout, Taya Beller was also honored nationally.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, Beller was named the Game Changer/AVCA Division II Women’s National Volleyball Player of the Week.

It’s the first time since Alyssa Frauendorfer on November 11, 2014 that a Wildcat player has earned AVCA National Player of the Week honors and sixth time overall a WSC Wildcat has received the honor.

Beller, a 6-2 sophomore middle hitter from Lindsay (Humphrey HS), was named NSIC Offensive Player of the Week Monday after averaging 4.83 kills and 1.67 blocks per set with a stellar .463 hitting percentage in six sets. Beller accounted for 16 kills and eight blocks in Friday’s 3-0 sweep over the #4 Huskies and followed that with 13 kills and two blocks with a .500 hitting percentage in a 3-0 sweep at #9 Minnesota Duluth Saturday.

For the season, Beller leads WSC with 4.04 kills per set to rank fourth in the league while also ranking second in hitting percentage at .437. She ranks seventh in NCAA Division II in hitting percentage this season.

Wayne State College, ranked #1 in the AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll, is 16-0 on the season and 6-0 in the NSIC. WSC will host Bemidji State Friday evening at 7 p.m. and Minnesota Crookston Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest in Rice Auditorium. WSC has matched their best start in program history (2010 team).