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ELMHURST, Ill.–South Dakota volleyball had three Coyotes named to #SummitVB All-League team and a single Coyote receive a top individual award the league announced Thursday. Senior Brittany Jessen, junior Hayley Dotseth and sophomore Anne Rasmussen earned All-League honors, while Jessen captured her third-straight Setter of the Year award.

“I am happy to see these three recognized for their hard work this season,” head coach Leanne Williamson said. “Together they led our team in many difficult situations and I am proud of their continued desire to get better each day.

“The thing that makes these players special is their ability to play the game while also being a great teammate and supporting everyone around them. These awards are great …show more content…

“Her ability to defend in the back court sets her apart from many outsides in our league. Her knowledge of the game allowed her to score the ball against any defense. She has grown so much from last season and her hard work does not go unnoticed. She is one of the most competitive players which gives her the drive to be the best that she can be.”

Rasmussen has lead the defensive pack for the Coyotes this season and has earned her first All-League team honor because of it. She has tallied 529 digs and averages 5.51 per set, which sits second in both categories for the league. Rasmussen’s 5.51 digs per set puts her 17th in the nation.

“Anne stepped into a very important role for us this season,” Williamson said. “Looking back, the huge progress that she made into one of the best liberos in this league is incredible. It didn’t always come easy, but her contributions are immeasurable to this team. She is a main reason why our team led the league in digs per set after losing two of our largest contributors from last year.”

The Coyotes are the No. 3 seed in the Summit League Volleyball Championship and play their first match against No. 6 Fort Wayne 7 p.m. CT Friday. Links to the live steam can be found at

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