Huston Leads Division III Volleyball in Blocking

Amy Wooten (11) and Bethany Huston (18)
Amy Wooten (11) and Bethany Huston (18)

Bethany Huston has been a wall at the net for the Pacific Lutheran volleyball team, and her blocking proficiency has her ranked atop the NCAA Division III statistics in that category.

Huston, a sophomore middle blocker out of Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, went into Wednesday's match at Puget Sound ranked No. 1 in Division III volleyball with an average of 1.64 blocks per set. In 64 sets, Huston had accumulated 16 solo blocks and 89 block assists. She was right on those numbers last night with five block assists in PLU's four-set victory over the Loggers.

Huston is not the only PLU player ranked in the Top 50 in a statistical category. Blair Bjorkman, a junior libero out of Puyallup (Wash.) High School, ranks 23rd with 5.78 digs per set. Samantha North, a frosh setter out of Gig Harbor (Wash.) High School, ranks 46th with 9.69 assists per set. Both players were on their averages in Wednesday's victory, Bjorkman with 25 digs and North with 39 assists.

Pacific Lutheran, 16-4 and ranked No. 23 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25, returns to action at 7 p.m. Saturday when it hosts the George Fox Bruins in a Northwest Conference match.

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