South Dakota Coyotes sweeps weekly accolades

South Dakota Coyotes sweeps weekly accolades

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota sophomores Madison Jurgens and Maddie Wiedenfeld were key contributors in helping the Coyotes finish 3-1 through week two of the women's volleyball college season. Because of their efforts, Jurgens garnered the offensive award while Wiedenfeld took home the defensive honor.

Jurgens helped the Coyotes advance to 6-1 on the season after USD went 3-0 at the Kangaroo Klassic this past weekend. She registered 105 assists, eight kills, nine service aces and 21 digs while averaging 11.67 assists per set in the three matches. Her performance during the tournament earned her the tournament MVP accolade.

On the defensive end for USD during the tournament, Wiedenfeld totaled 15 blocks and matched a season-high seven blocks in the sweep over Louisiana Tech. She also recorded five blocks in the three-set sweep over Tulsa and added three more in the 3-0 win over host Kansas City.

Madison Jurgens, South Dakota
Sophomore | S | Odell, Neb. 

  • Collected her first career offensive player of the week accolade
  • Was named Kangaroo Klassic MVP for her efforts during the tournament
  • Currently leads the league in average assists per set (10.96)

Also nominated: Elizabeth Fuerst (Purdue Fort Wayne), CeCe Madison (Oral Roberts), Isabella Sade (Omaha), Jojo Kruize (Western Illinois), Emily Halverson (North Dakota State), Ashley Brueggeman (North Dakota), Tina Boe (Denver), Ashlynn Smith (South Dakota State)

Maddie Wiedenfeld, South Dakota
Sophomore | MB | Omaha, Neb.

  • Claimed her first career defensive player of the week honor
  • Currently ranks eighth in the nation in blocks per set (1.82)
  • Ended the week with 18 total blocks and 1.80 blocks per set average

Also nominated: Rachael Crucis (Purdue Fort Wayne), Sarah Thiessen (Oral Roberts), Mackenzie Steckler (Western Illinois), Kalli Hegerle (North Dakota State), Lexi Ahrens (North Dakota), Macy Carrabine (Denver), Anna Nerad (South Dakota State)

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