Ashburn, VA (October 19, 2015) Loudoun County alumni Junior Libero Kelsey Anderson of the Shepherd University volleyball team reached the 1,000 career digs milestone last week against Fairmont State. Anderson has been averaging 4.35 digs per set this season, 5.08 in conference play, totaling up to 296 digs in 18 matches.
Shepherd’s defense has been excelling under Defensive Coordinator Faisal Hallaj this season. The Ram’s defense is averaging 16.77 digs per set in conference play and have held their opponents to a .124 hitting percentage.
“Kelsey has great defensive instincts,” said head coach Alex Hoekstra. “She seems to always get be in the right place. We call it having radar or volleyball ESP.”
“We set up our defense to funnel our opponents attacks to her side of the court,” added Hallaj. “Kelsey sets the tone for our defense. When she dives on the floor and makes great saves, it’s contagious.”
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