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Vernon 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 OUA and U SPORTS leader in kills and points per set, Ketrzynski was up to his usual tricks again this week. On Friday night, Ketrzynski was nearly unstoppable as he led the Rams to a come-from-behind 3-2 win at York. Ketrzynski racked up 29 kills - just one shy of the Ryerson single-game record - and added 1.5 blocks and four digs. He made just two errors for an impressive 0.443 hitting percentage on 61 attacks. The next night, Ketrzynski recorded 22 kills and had his best service game of the season, recording a season-high four aces in a 3-1 win at Nipissing. The first year right side hitter is now averaging 5.21 kills and 6.1 points per set this season.

Theanna Vernon (Scarborough, Ont.) is our second Athlete of the Week. Vernon and the Rams got their week started with a bang. On the road at York, Vernon helped the Rams earn a 15-0 start in the first set, setting the tone for a 3-0 sweep. Vernon finished with 17 points on nine kills, six blocks, and two service aces. The next night the fifth year middle posted 12 points on seven kills, two blocks, and three aces. Vernon now leads the OUA with 1.59 blocks per set - more than half a block more than the next closest player. She also leads the league in hitting percentage at 0.393.

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

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