VERMILLION, S.D. (KWSN)– Junior Melissa Firtko was named the Summit League Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after recording 22 blocks in four matches last week.
Firtko had a career high 12 blocks in USD’s four set win over North Dakota on Monday, and recorded five blocks against Wichita State and four blocks against No. 7 Hawai’I at the Shocker Volleyball Classic. She also added 17 kills and six digs during the week.
South Dakota (9-6) will start the conference season at 7 p.m. on Friday with a home match against defending Summit League champion Fort Wayne.
Courtesy of University of South Dakota