Sara Hassell Named AD3I Student-Athlete of the Month

Sara Hassell has had quite the start to her collegiate career. Her outstanding September was recently recognized by the Association of Division III Independents with the Women’s Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Month award.

Proven to be a jack-of-all-trades for Illinois Tech, the freshman tallied 265 kills, 194 digs, 41 blocks, 24 service aces, and a .077 hitting percentage during the month of September. Hassell had a streak of ten straight matches with double-digit kills, spanning from September 15 through September 30. She also recorded four double-doubles during the month, including one in her first collegiate match at Oglethorpe on September 2 (28 digs, 15 kills). The one-time Player of the Week had a season-high 23 kills along with 20 digs at Maranatha Baptist on September 23 as well.