WAYNE – For a second straight week and third time in the past month, a member of the Wayne State College volleyball team has earned NSIC Player of the Week recognition.
According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics office, Maggie Brahmer earned the Northern Sun Conference Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week following her play over the weekend in two NSIC road sweeps at the University of Mary and Minot State.
Brahmer, a 6-0 redshirt freshman middle hitter from Pierce (Pierce HS), averaged 3.83 kills and 1.17 blocks per set while hitting a league-best .786. She had 13 kills with five blocks while hitting .667 in Friday’s 3-0 sweep at the University of Mary and followed that with a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage Saturday at Minot State recording 10 kills on 10 attacks to go with two blocks in a 3-0 sweep over the Beavers.
For the weekend, Brahmer had 23 kills and just one attack error in 28 total attacks for a sizzling .786 attack percentage.
This season, Brahmer ranks second in the NSIC with a .460 attack percentage and is averaging 2.33 kills and 0.72 blocks per set for the 12-2 Wildcats, who are 6-1 in the NSIC.
Rachel Walker (setter) earned the POW award on September 13 as Taya Beller was tabbed the defensive POW last week.
The Wildcat volleyball team also moved up one spot to be tied for sixth with Colorado School of Mines (one first place vote) both with 871 points.
Washburn remained at #1 with 39 first place votes.
Other NSIC teams joining WSC in the coaches poll include #4 Concordia-St. Paul remained the same (1 first place vote/13-2); #9 Winona Sate (14-1) moved up two spots; #11 Southwest Minnesota State fell five spots (13-2); #16 St. Cloud State (11-4) remained the same and #23 Minnesota Duluth (10-5) dropped a spot while Northern State (70 pts) was receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots.
Wayne State will be at home this weekend hosting Northern State (RV) Friday at 6 p.m. and MSU Moorhead Saturday in a 1 p.m. contest.
Also, a reminder that there’ll be a CatClub Luncheon on Tuesday, October 5 starting at noon in the backroom of The Max in downtown Wayne. Fall sports will be highlighted from head coaches.