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Holtan, Sherden Highlight AVCA Central Region Awards

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its Division III Regional Awards on Thursday and Gustavus volleyball is well represented with the top two honors in the Central Region. Rachelle Sherden is the Central Region Coach of the Year and Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) is the Central Region Player of the Year. Kate Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.) and Brittany Luethmers (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) join Nora on the All-Region Team.

Volleyball Earns Multiple Honors in MIAC Postseason Awards

The Gustavus volleyball team received a number of honors Wednesday as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its volleyball awards. Rachelle Sherden was named MIAC Coach of the Year for the second time in four years, Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) earned Player of the Year for the third straight season, and Brittany Luethmers (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) garnered her second consecutive Defensive Player of the Year honor.

Volleyball Hands Saint Ben’s First MIAC Loss

In a battle of undefeated teams in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the No. 10 Gustavus volleyball team bounced back after a first set loss to beat Saint Benedict in four, 20-25, 25-7, 25-17, 25-23, extending its winning streak to 15 while improving to 23-2 overall and 9-0 in the league.

No. 10 Volleyball Tops Concordia, Holtan Breaks Career Assists Record

History was made Friday night at Gus Young Court. With her third assist of the match, Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) broke a 22-year old record for most career assists in Gustavus volleyball history, surpassing Jess Lobben’s (1993-96) mark of 4,201. The No. 10-ranked Gusties went on to defeat Concordia in four sets 27-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-14 for their 14th consecutive win, improving to 22-2 overall and 8-0 in the MIAC.

Volleyball Wins Pair of 3-0 Matches at St. Kate’s Tourney

The No. 11 Gustavus volleyball team looked every part of its national ranking Saturday, claiming two convincing straight-set victories at the St. Kate’s tournament. The Gusties defeated UC-Santa Cruz 25-9, 25-13, 25-16 and followed by beating Luther 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 to extend their winning streak to 13 matches. The Gusties are now 21-2 overall.

Volleyball Shuts Out St. Olaf

The No. 10 Gustavus volleyball team Thursday night claimed its fifth consecutive straight-set victory, defeating St. Olaf 25-23, 25-20, 25-21 to improve to 15-2 overall and remain undefeated in the MIAC at 6-0. The Gusties played from behind in all three sets, but were able to string together rallies for the shutout victory.

Volleyball Runs Away with Straight-Set Victory at Carleton

The No. 12 Gustavus volleyball team made quick work of Carleton on Wednesday night, winning in straight sets 25-14, 25-22, and 25-10. The victory moves the Gusties to 11-2 overall and 2-0 in the MIAC, while the Knights fall to 10-2 overall and 1-1 in the league.

Volleyball Beats Hamline in Straight Sets

The No. 9 Gustavus volleyball team Wednesday began conference play with a straight-set victory over Hamline. The Gusties won by scores of 25-15, 25-14, and 25-23 to improve to 8-1 overall and 1-0 in the MIAC.

Volleyball Starts Loras Invite with Pair of Wins, Hanson Joins 1,000-Kill Club

The No. 9-ranked Gustavus volleyball team started the Loras Invitational with a pair of wins Friday. The Gusties dropped only the second frame against Dominican and rallied to win in four sets, followed by a shutout victory over Dubuque, improving to 5-1 overall. With 20 kills on the day, Lauren Hanson (Sr., Redwood Falls, Minn.) became the 14th member of Gustavus’s 1,000-kill club.

Volleyball Closes Trinity National Invitational With Two Wins

The Gustavus volleyball team wrapped up play at the Trinity National Invitational on Saturday with a pair of wins to improve to 3-1. The Gusties beat Aurora 3-1 and then swept Cabrini in straight sets.