Volleyball: Kostal named GLVC Defensive Player of the WeekOctober 29, 2012

Whitney KostalRockhurst freshman setter Whitney Kostal has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Kostal directed the Hawks to a 3-0 win over Illinois Springfield with 42 assists, 11 digs and one block assist. In a 3-2 win over Quincy, she registered 48 assists, 24 digs, and one block assist.

For the week, Kostal finished with 35 digs (4.38 per set) and 90 assists (11.25 per set) in two matches. She ranks fourth in the GLVC in assists (10.36 per set) and is second on the team in digs (2.57 per set) this season.

The honor is Kostal’s second career weekly nod and the Hawks' fifth accolade of the season. Rockhurst has claimed three defensive and two offensive awards thus far on the season.

The Hawks, 20-6 and 9-4 in the GLVC, play at William Jewell on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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