Awards kick off season for Racers

Two Murray State volleyball players earned OVC honors this week after the team traveled to Montgomery, Ala., for the ISTAP Collegiate Cup.

Ellie Lorenz, sophomore libero, was named OVC Defensive Player of the Week and Kristen Besselsen, right side hitter, was named OVC Offensive Player of the Week.

Both women arguably had their best games against host team Alabama State: Besselsen recorded a double-double that consisted of 14 kills and 15 digs, and Lorenz added 19 digs.

A redshirt sophomore, Besselsen was also named to the All-Tournament team.

In an interview with Racer Athletics, Head Coach Dave Schwepker spoke about his expectations for Besselsen.

“That’s how I expect her to play,” he said. “This is what we should see from her. That’s how she is in practice and that’s what I like to see.”


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