SEWARD, Neb. – Two key figures in the 12-0 start for the Concordia University volleyball team picked up well-earned recognition on Tuesday (Sept. 11). The conference tabbed junior Emmie Noyd the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Attacker of the Week and sophomore Marissa Hoerman the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Defender of the Week. They are the first Bulldogs this season to garner GPAC weekly awards.
Noyd and Hoerman were lauded for their work in the team’s wins last week over College of Saint Mary, Mount Marty, McPherson College (Kan.) and Kansas Wesleyan University. During that stretch, Noyd (Shelby, Neb.) starred in the middle, posting a combined 59 kills and 14 blocks in 16 sets of action. She put together one of the best performances of her career versus College of Saint Mary when she racked up a career high 23 kills and hit .600 for the match. She also floored 13 kills and six blocks in the victory over McPherson, a team rated No. 1 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. On the season, Noyd is hitting .319 with 98 kills and 35 blocks (34 sets).
A native of Evergreen, Colo., Hoerman is a scrapper in the back row. She elevated her production last week, going for 88 digs over 16 sets (5.5 per set) while the Bulldogs held each of their four opponents to hitting percentages below .200. Hoerman’s 32 digs in the win over McPherson represented a career high. On the season, Hoerman tops Concordia with 197 digs. She has passed serve receive at 96.3 percent clip and has added nine service aces.
Noyd, Hoerman and the rest of the Bulldogs have a much anticipated home showdown coming up tonight (Sept. 11) versus No. 8 Midland (10-2, 2-0 GPAC). First serve is set for 7:30 p.m. CT.