Carlson is MIAC's hitter of the week

Mike Ludwig
October 31, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf junior middle Ari Carlson was named the MIAC's volleyball hitter of the week on Tuesday, as she led St. Olaf to a three-game winning streak to close the 2011 campaign.

Carlson had 31 kills, 11 blocks, 10 digs and a hit .315 in the Oles' wins over Northwestern College, Macalester College and Carleton College last week.

Carlson's big week started with a huge match Tuesday against Northwestern in non-conference play. She accumulated 14 kills, six digs and six blocks with a .345 hitting percentage while leading the Oles to a 3-1 win. That set the stage for St. Olaf to win its final two MIAC matches of the season - Wednesday against Macalester and Saturday against Carleton - both in straight sets. Carlson contributed with eight kills, four blocks, two digs and a .316 percentage against the Scots and nine kills, two digs, a block and a .280 hitting percentage against the Knights. Carlson finished the season with 271 kills, 88 total blocks and 73 digs, and her .279 hitting percentage ranked 10th in the MIAC.

Contact media relations specialist Mike Ludwig at (507) 786-3834 or ludwigm@stolaf.edu.