Wayne State College senior middle hitter Tarrin Beller and junior middle hitter Jaci Brahmer represent Wayne State College on the 2019 NSIC All-Conference Volleyball Team released Thursday afternoon by the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota. Beller received First Team honors while Brahmer was a Second Team All-NSIC honoree for a third straight season.
Beller, a 6-0 senior middle hitter from Humphrey (Humphrey HS), leads Wayne State in kills per set (2.87) and blocks per set (1.23) this season. She leads the NSIC in blocks per set and ranks sixth in the league with a .350 hitting percentage. Twice this season Beller has been named NSIC Player of the Week and has recorded at least two blocks in all but one match this season. She has 13 matches with 10 or more kills, highlighted by a career-best 18 kills at Augustana on October 31. Beller has ranked either first or second in the NSIC in blocks per set the last two seasons.
Brahmer, a 6-1 junior middle hitter from Pierce (Pierce HS) is averaging 2.04 kills and 1.03 blocks per set while hitting .406 this season for the Wildcats. She ranks third in the NSIC in hitting percentage and is fourth in blocks per set. Brahmer recorded a season-best 13 kills vs. CSU-Pueblo (9/7/19) and had a season-high nine blocks vs. Minot State (9/27/19).
Wayne State is 23-5 on the season and ranked 13th in this week’s AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Wildcats, tied for fourth place in the NSIC with a 13-5 league mark, will close out the regular season this weekend at home hosting MSU Moorhead Friday night at 6 p.m. and #7 Northern State Saturday in a 4 p.m. contest.