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Five players on the Nebraska Wesleyan University volleyball team were named to the 2013 Great Plains Athletic Conference Volleyball All-Conference team that was recently announced. Junior Alyssa Stanek headlines the list earning First-Team All-GPAC recognition. Senior Mackenzie Hite and junior Katelyn Walsh were both Second-Team All-GPAC selections for the second straight season, while freshmen Bridget Bucher and Malory Dahl were honorable mention.
Hite of Grant becomes a three-time All-GPAC selection and a two-time second-team selection at libero. Hite finished fourth in the GPAC in digs per set at 4.6. The Perkins County High School graduate finishes her successful four-year career with 1,712 digs to rank third all-time at Nebraska Wesleyan in digs.
Stanek of Ceresco earns first-team All-GPAC honors in her first season with the Prairie Wolves. She is the first NWU player to earn first-team All-Conference since 2010. Stanek led the GPAC in blocks per set (1.1) and was fourth in the league in hitting percentage (.284). The Bishop Neumann H.S. graduate and transfer from Nebraska-Omaha also was in the top 15 of the GPAC in kills (2.8).
Walsh of Jefferson, S.D. is a second-team All-GPAC performer at outside hitter for the second straight season. Walsh led NWU and ranked 13th in the GPAC in kills averaging 2.8 kills per set.
Bucher of Hickman was second on the team in total blocks in her first season and ranked 13th in the GPAC in blocks per set. Dahl was in the top 20 of the GPAC in both kills (2.8) and in hitting percentage (.235) in her first year with the Prairie Wolves.
Kaitlin Foerchinger from Northwestern College was the GPAC Player-of-the-Year, Brooke Wolterstorff was Freshman of the Year with Kyle Van Den Bosch from Northwestern as the Coach-of-the-Year.
NWU finished the 2013 season with a 20-8 overall record and a 10-6 mark in the GPAC to finish fifth in the league standings.