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Pelger named National Player of the Week

By The Mercury

Kansas State middle blocker Kaitlynn Pelger has played a key role in helping the Wildcat volleyball team to its best start in school history at 9-0.

On Tuesday she was recognized by Collegiate Volleyball Update as its National Player of the Week for her efforts in three sweeps last week at home.

Pelger and the Wildcats defeated Missouri State, Saint Mary’s and Utah State all in straight sets to improve to 9-0 on the year, and the junior led the team in kills, digs and blocks.

Against Missouri State on Wednesday, Pelger posted a double-double with 11 kills and 10 blocks. She added seven digs and hit for a .304 percentage.

Pelger followed Wednesday’s performance with eight kills against Saint Mary’s on Thursday and closed with week with her third double-double of the season with 11 kills and 12 digs against Utah State on Saturday.

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