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2003 NCAC Players of the Week

November 9, 2003

Wittenberg junior setter Sarah Yuskewich (Columbus, Ohio/Watterson) led the 
Tigers to their seventh straight North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament 
title. In the NCAC tournament championship game, Yuskewich was dominant, 
recording 45 assists to lead Wittenberg past runner-up, Hiram, in three sets. 
She was named the NCAC Tournament MVP.
November 2, 2003

Earlham freshman middle hitter Lisa Vanderkolk (Bluffton, IN/Bluffton) 
tallied 19 kills, nine digs and nine assists as the Quakers defeated Rose-
Hulman in the last game of the 2003 campaign. 
October 26, 2003

Ohio Wesleyan freshman Jordan Swisher (Erie, C/Boulder) had 18 kills, 31 
assists and 28 digs in the Bishops' 1-1 week.  She had 10 assists, four 
digs and four kills in a loss to Defiance, then had 14 kills, 21 assists, 
19 digs and two aces in a non-conference victory over Wooster.  She ended 
the first and second games with kills.

October 19, 2003

Kenyon senior Sarah Wild (New York, NY/Dalton School) had a combined 40 
kills and 42 digs and three blocks as the Ladies went 2-1 in NCAC action. 
She leads Kenyon with 3.06 kills per game this season.
October 12, 2003

Wittenberg junior Kristin Fox (Galion, OH/Galion), who ranks second in the 
NCAC with 3.60 kils per game, smashed 63 kills, seven blocks and 15 digs in 
Wittenberg’s 3-1 showing at its own National Invitational. The Tigers beat 
two nationally ranked opponents.
October 5, 2003

Allegheny middle hitter Lindsey Tupman (Virginia Beach, VA/Kellam) had a team-best 32 kills 
and was second with 34 digs as the Gators won three matches, two in NCAC play.
September 28, 2003

Wittenberg junior setter Sarah Yuskewich (Columbus, OH/Watterson) had 15 assists per game 
last week, including four wins in the Wittenberg Invitational. She was named the tournament MVP 
as the Tigers swept through the bracket without dropping a game. She set a school mark for 
assists in a career and is nearing 4,000 for her career. Yuskewicz leads the NCAC with 12.13 
assists per game. 
September 21, 2003

Denison junior Julie Stowers (Brighton, MI/Brighton) had 36 kills with just five errors, 50 digs and 
seven blocks as the Big Red won three of four matches, and won their first two NCAC contests 
of the year. 
September 14, 2003

Allegheny senior setter Vicki Kajder (Trafford, PA/Trafford Area) led the Gators to a 3-2 week with 
41 kills, 64 digs, 18 aces and seven blocks in 17 games.  She also collected 183 assists, including 
52 in a four-game match against Lebanon Valley.  In the process, she set a school career record 
for the second week in a row.  She is now the Gators’ all-time leader in assists (3,739) eclipsing a 
mark that had stood for 11 years.  She also added to her school career-best total in aces and has 
204 entering this week.
September 7, 2003

Hiram senior Charity Norman (Port Washington, OH/Indian Valley) was named 
MVP of her school’s Terrier Invitational.  She recorded 27 kills, eight 
service aces, 41 digs, 18 blocks and 183 assists in Hiram’s perfect 5-0 
run through the tournament.  She ranks first in the Hiram record books in 
career assists (2,957), and is third in digs (927) and blocks (87).  The 
Terriers dropped just one game in five matches (15-1 games record), and are 
7-2 overall this season.