Jessica Shepler, Rockhurst University

9/10/2001

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Sept. 10, 2001

Jessica Shepler, Rockhurst University
So., Outside Hitter, 5-10 (Kansas City, Kan. - Piper High School)

Jessica Shepler, a 5-10 sophomore outside hitter for No. 22 Rockhurst (10-1), has been named the AVCA/Sports Imports Division II National Player of the Week for leading the Lady Hawks in sweeps of No. 14 Alabama-Huntsville and Wisconsin-Parkside. Shepler was nearly flawless attacking this week as she tallied 27 kills and two errors on 50 swings for a hitting percentage of  .500. She averaged 4.5 kills in the two matches, in addition to a 3.3 digs per game average. Shepler was instrumental in securing the win over Alabama-Huntsville, as she posted a .542 hitting percentage on 14 kills and one error in 24 attempts. She added a solid defensive effort as well, recording 11 digs against the Lady Chargers to complete a double-double for the match. The Kansas City, Kan., native added five total blocks, three service aces and three assists to round out her effort on the week.

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