SEWARD, Neb. – A reliable force in the back row all season, junior Marissa Hoerman has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defender of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday (Nov. 5). Hoerman has now earned this honor twice in her career. As a team, Concordia University volleyball has raked in six GPAC weekly awards in 2019.
Hoerman joins junior Tara Callahan and senior Emmie Noyd as the third different Bulldog to be honored by the GPAC this season. In last week’s action that included home matches versus No. 8 Jamestown and Dakota Wesleyan, Hoerman totaled 40 digs (4.44/set) and successfully passed serve receive on 58 of 59 opportunities. She also added an ace in both matches. On the season, Hoerman has collected 356 digs (3.79/set) and 350 service receptions.
Hoerman and the 17th-ranked Bulldogs (22-4, 11-4 GPAC) will return to action on Wednesday with at trip to No. 1 Northwestern (27-0, 15-0 GPAC) for a 7:30 p.m. CT first serve. Concordia will also host a GPAC quarterfinal match at 7 p.m. on Saturday.