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Cobb named league’s Defensive Player of the Week

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Crossroads League has announced that Huntington University junior Kate Cobb has been named this week’s Defensive Player of the Week.

The 5-5 defensive specialist anchored the Foresters’ backcourt last week. Cobb finished with 79 digs in HU’s three matches to average 6.1 digs/set. Against Bethel on Wednesday, the Elkhart native (Elkhart Central HS) collected 14 digs and four assists before posting big numbers over the weekend.

In Huntington’s 3-1 win over Manchester on Saturday, Cobb tallied a match-best 26 digs. Later that day, she boasted a season-high 39 digs in the Foresters’ 3-2 victory over Aquinas. For the week, the two-time All-Conference honoree committed just two serving errors in 48 attempts for a service percentage of .958.

The Foresters (11-9) are back in action on Wednesday at Taylor University.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.