Volleyball’s Radtke nets weekly MAC honor

Jenna Radtke

Jenna Radtke

Northern Illinois University freshman Jenna Radtke (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson) has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division’s Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

This is the first time Radtke has won the award in her career. She is also the second different Huskie to earn the weekly honor in 2013, joining Sarah Angelos (Sept. 9, Oct. 14).

“It was great for Jenna to be recognized by the conference for her solid weekend,” said NIU head coach Ray Gooden. “It’s a reflection of not only her as an individual, but also our team’s play over the weekend.”

Radtke was a big part of NIU’s wins at Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan this past weekend. Friday in Mt. Pleasant, the Buffalo Grove, Ill., native notched 11 kills (3.67 kills/set) and a team-best .529 attack percentage, in addition to one block assist (0.33 blocks/set) in a 3-0 sweep of the Chippewas.

The next night, Radtke paced the Huskies with 14 kills (3.5 kills/set) and a .444 hitting average to go along with two aces (0.5 aces/set) and five blocks (1.25 blocks/set) in the 3-1 triumph against the Eagles. Between the two victories, she averaged 3.57 kills/set and a .477 attack percentage.

NIU caps its regular season this weekend when they host Ball State and Toledo. Both matches will begin at 6 p.m. inside Victor E. Court. For more information on NIU volleyball and Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.

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