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November 05, 2002

Wells earns GLVC “Player of the Week” honors

University of Southern Indiana volleyball senior outside hitter Shannon Wells (Merrillville, Indiana) has earned Great Lakes Valley Conference “Player of the Week” honors for her performances against Bellarmine University and Northern Kentucky University last Friday and Saturday. It is the first time since the 2000 season that a USI volleyball player has earned the honor.

Wells recorded a match-high 18 kills and 12 digs to go along with a .417 attacking percentage to lead the Screaming Eagles to a 3-0 victory over Northern Kentucky. Her performance helped the Eagles snap a 10-match loosing streak to NKU.

Wells started the week with 15 kills, 14 digs, 7 service aces, and a .314 attacking percentage in USI’s 3-0 victory over Bellarmine on Friday night. In the third game against Bellarmine, she recorded three straight service aces to spur USI to a 30-18 victory.

In two matches last week (6 games), Wells recorded 33 kills (5.5 kills per game), 9 service aces (1.5 service aces per game), 26 digs (4.33 digs per game), and a .366 attacking percentage as the Eagles took over first place in the GLVC standings.

The Eagles will be in action this evening as they host Kentucky Wesleyan College in a 7 p.m. match at the Physical Activities Center. They will close out the regular season with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the University of Missouri-St. Louis this Friday and Saturday, November 8-9. Match times are slated for 7 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.

Dan McDonnell,
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