Jessica Koeper Named OVC Offensive Player of the Week
Oct. 25, 2005
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Tuesday, October 25, 2005) The Ohio Valley Conference named Southeast Missouri State outside hitter Jessica Koeper (Jackson, MO/Jackson) Offensive Player of the Week for the her performance last week. Koeper, a 5-10 junior, averaged 20 kills and 20 digs per match last week. Her averages per game included 4.62 kills per game, 4.76 digs per game and a .287 attack percentage last week.
Her performance last week played a major role in the Redhawks (11-12, 7-3 OVC) extending their season-high match winning streak to five matches.
Koeper, a preseason All-OVC selection, has recorded six-straight double-doubles during that time and currently leads the team with 14 double-doubles this season in 23 matches.
In a non-conference showdown with regional rival Arkansas State Koeper came up one kill short of her second career 20-20 match. She recorded a team-high 19 kills on a match-high 49 attacks for an attack percentage of .296. She recorded 22 digs without a single receiving error and also tied a season-best with three block assists.
Against Jacksonville State, Koeper had her most dominant offensive showing of the year as she recorded a season and match-high 24 kills. She attempted 56 kills and finished with an attack percentage of .339, her second best percentage of the season. Her 24.5 points in the match was a season-high. Her 24 kills were the second 20+ kill match of the season. She also added a team-high 16 digs.
Koeper ended the week against Samford and posted 17 kills on 45 attacks for a .222 percentage. She tied a career and season-high with 24 digs. It was the third time this season she has recorded 20+ digs in a match.
For the week she totaled 64 points for an average of 4.92 per game.
Koeper joined teammate Jamie Baumstark (Hermann, MO/Hermann) as Redhawks who have garnered OVC Offensive Player of the Week honors this season. Baumstark received the honor August 29. Lauren Scannell (Belleville, IL/Southwestern Illinois College) also has garnered OVC weekly honors as she was awarded Defensive Player of the Week honors on October 3.
Koeper and the Redhawks will try to keep their respected streaks alive when they face off against non-conference rival Southern Illinois today at 7:00 p.m. in Houck Field House.