Career Weekend Leads to MAC Milestone for Keck
CLEVELAND – Senior Jenny Keck (Fort
Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran) was named the final Mid-American
Conference East Defensive Player of the Week for 2009. This past
weekend, Kent State lost a five-set thriller to Bowling Green (Nov.
12) and won convincingly over Miami 3-0 (Nov. 14).
It was as if Keck was bound and determined to record her first triple-double in the final regular season weekend of her collegiate career. After nearly accomplishing the feat with 37 assists, 10 kills and seven digs against Bowling Green, she tallied a triple-double in Kent State's upset of Miami in straight sets on the RedHawks home court. Against MU, Keck had 41 assists (13.67 per set), 13 digs (4.33 per set) and a team-high 10 blocks (3.33 per set).
In the game-clinching third set, Keck contributed eight assists, two kills on three attempts, four digs and four blocks. In Kent State's marathon 31-29 in the first set, she had 20 assists, three digs, three blocks and a kill.
Known for helping run the Kent State offense, Keck assisted greatly to the Kent State defense this week. To go along with her 78 assists and 13 kills, she was third on the team this week in digs with 20 (2.5 per set) and second on the team with 12 total blocks (1.5 per set).
With this honor, Keck becomes the first MAC volleyball player to earn both offensive and defensive player of the week during the same season. She earned offensive player of the week honors Oct. 5.
Kent State, seeded seventh in the MAC tournament, returns to action tomorrow (Nov. 17) when it hosts 10th-seeded Buffalo. The match is set for 7 p.m.