South Dakota State volleyball player Mackenzie Angner earned The Summit League’s Female Athlete of the Month honors for October after leading the Jackrabbits to a 6-4 record during the month, a stretch that included a season-high six-match winning streak.
“She had a great month and this is a well deserved honor,” said SDSU head volleyball coach Nana Allison-Brewer. “Not only was she able to lead us to six straight wins, but her leadership skills on and off the court kept us in the conference race. She’s a great player and a great captain, but more importantly, she’s a great person.”
A senior from Cincinnati Ohio, Angner averaged 5.92 kills, 3.97 digs, 0.59 blocks per set with a .246 hitting percentage, all while leading the Jacks in every hitting category and in digs and solo blocks.
In a 3-2 win over IUPUI on Oct. 11 in Brookings, Angner set career-highs in kills with 33, and in digs with 25 digs. Later in the month on Oct. 31, and again against IUPUI, she set a new career-high with 27 digs.
In addition to the career marks, Anger set an SDSU rally scoring record with 25 kills in a three-set match in a home win over UMKC on Oct. 18, and did so with a .420 hitting percentage (25-4-50).
The two-time Summit League Offensive Player of the Week in October, Angner topped it all off by recording her 1,000th career kill in a 3-2 win over Drake on Oct. 20.
Angner, who ranks second in the nation with a 4.99 kills per set average, closes out her Jackrabbit career this weekend, as the Jacks wrap up the 2008 season with matches at UMKC on Friday at 5 p.m. and at Centenary on Sunday at 3 p.m.