Keith Schunzel, Ball State University

1/26/2004

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Keith Schunzel, Ball State University
Sr., Setter, 6-3 (St. Louis, Mo. - St. Louis University H.S.)

 

Keith Schunzel, a 6-3 senior setter for 13th-ranked Ball State University (4-0), has been chosen the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. Schunzel led the Cardinals to an upset over ninth-ranked Penn State (30-26, 30-19, 30-26) with an all-around statistical performance. He collected 25 assists, nine digs, four block assists, three service aces and was errorless on seven swings, with four kills and a .571 hitting percentage. Schunzel recorded back-to-back aces in game one to give BSU a 20-16 cushion and then dished out assists on two of the Cardinals' final three points to secure the 1-0 game advantage. He later served four straight points to pull BSU even from a 15-19 deficit in game three. The Ball State University head coach is Joel Walton.

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