Wesaw recorded 40 kills and attacked at .478 clip during three
victories last week. The Lansing, Mich., earned GLVC Player
of the Week honors Monday.
- Northern Kentucky University’s Kelsey Wesaw has been named
the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week, the league
office announced Monday.
Wesaw, a 6-foot-3
senior right-side hitter, led NKU to three consecutive wins last
week by recording 40 kills and attacking at a .478 clip. She finished
with 13 kills and a .550 hitting percentage Thursday night as NKU
handed Missouri-St. Louis its first GLVC defeat with a 25-16, 25-14,
25-21 victory in Regents Hall.
that with 10 kills and a .471 hitting percentage as NKU swept past
Missouri S&T on Friday. She capped her week Saturday with 17
kills, four blocks and a .438 hitting percentage as NKU won its
ninth consecutive match with a five-set victory against Quincy.
In the win over
Quincy, NKU rallied behind the play of Wesaw and senior setter Natalie
Forbes, who recorded 54 assists, 12 digs and three blocks. After
Quincy took a 21-20 lead in the third set, NKU closed with a 5-2
run for a 25-23 win. Wesaw ended the set by slamming down a kill
off an assist from Forbes.
The Norse attacked
at a .355 clip in the fourth set and cruised to a 25-17 win. NKU
then captured the match by hitting .545 in the fifth set en route
to a 15-5 victory.
A pair of Wesaw
kills sandwiched around a service ace by Noelle Peterson allowed
NKU to build a 3-0 lead in the fifth set, and the Norse rolled to
For the season,
Wesaw is hitting .333 and is second on the team with 228 kills.
The Lansing, Mich., native is also third on the team in total blocks
NKU is 18-3
overall, 8-1 in the GLVC. The Norse, who are ranked 23rd nationally
in the NCAA Division II poll, hit the road this week for matches
at Rockhurst (Thursday) and Drury (Friday).