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Veltman and Ketrzynski named Athletes of the Week

By Andrea Elliott

Salad King Athletes of the Week

The first Athlete of the Week is Xander Ketrzynski (Toronto) of the men's volleyball team. The first year outside hitter made his presence felt on the court this weekend as the Rams defeated two tough west division teams in five sets. On Friday night Ketrzynski piled up 23 kills, five service aces, four and a half blocks, and hit at a 0.452% clip as Ryerson came back from down 2-0 to defeat Waterloo 3-2. That was just a precursor for more to come from Ketrzynski, as on Saturday night the first year player set a new Ryerson single-game record with a whopping 33 kills, while adding seven digs, one and a half blocks, and one service ace. Ketrzysnki holds down top spot in the OUA in kills, kills per set, and service aces per set. He also sits fourth in hitting percentage.

Lauren Veltman (Brampton, Ont.) is our second Athlete of the Week. The third year outside hitter tied her season-high with 18 kills on Friday night to help the No. 5 Rams hand the No. 4 Waterloo Warriors their first loss of the season. Veltman also picked up 10 digs and hit an impressive 0.441% on the night. The following night against Guelph, Veltman collected 15 more kills, six digs, and two and a half blocks. Veltman now sits fifth in the OUA with a 3.31 kills per set average.

Both student-athletes will receive a $20 gift certificate to Salad King.


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