Rosch Named MVC Freshman of the Week for Third Time
Ashley Rosch
Ashley Rosch

Nov. 19, 2012

ST. LOUIS - For the third time this season, Illinois State outside hitter Ashley Rosch was named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week. Rosch was honored for her performance in ISU's home series against Southern Illinois and Evansville last weekend.

Rosch continued to serve as an offensive threat for the Redbirds, compiling 25 kills, 20 digs, three assists and two service aces for ISU against two opponents. She recorded a team-high 18 kills against Southern Illinois, Nov. 16. She also added 12 digs for her 13th double-double performance of the season. The following night, Rosch tallied seven kills, eight digs and two service aces in Illinois State's four-set victory over Evansville.

In her first season as a Redbird, Rosch continues to make her mark, ranking first on the team in kills (316), kills per set (3.10) and points (366.5). She ranks second on the team in digs (304) and has led ISU in kills in 15 matches this season. Rosch is the only freshman that ranks in the top-10 in the Valley in kills and has recorded 18 double-digit kill performances in her freshman season.

Illinois State will face Southern Illinois in the first round of the 2012 MVC Conference Tournament, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m., in Springfield, Mo.

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