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YSU Volleyball: Egler named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown State sophomore Alexis Egler has been named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the period of Oct. 29-Nov. 4, the conference office announced on Monday.

Egler, a native of Clarkston, Mich., averaged 4.71 digs and 0.71 blocks per set last weekend for the Penguins. She registered 19 digs and three blocks against Valparaiso on Friday, and she added 14 digs and two blocks in YSU's sweep of Wright State on Saturday.

Egler added 17 kills, two aces and four assists on the weekend, and the outside hitter was a perfect 46-for-46 on serve receive chances.

Egler is the second Penguin to earn the conference's weekly honor for defense this season. Jenna Cavanaugh was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week on Sept 4. Missy Hundelt was the conference offensive player of the week on Sept. 17, giving the Penguins three honorees this season. That is more than the previous three seasons combined.

Youngstown State will play at regular season champion Cleveland State on Thursday at 7 p.m. It will be the final match of the regular season for both schools.

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