Kelsie Wills held the team on her back to win every game at Hofstra’s invitational. According to GoHofstra, she was awarded the CAA co-offensive player of the week. The Pride’s Wills scored an average of 23.33 points throughout the invitational as well as putting up at least 18 kills in all three matchups. Wills scored a season high 23 kills in her peak performance against Central Michigan University. Over the season, Wills has achieved putting up 191 points, 169 kills, 73 digs, 18 blocks and 12 service aces. Also, Wills scored a 4.45 kill per set average for the season.
In terms of category leaders, she is the number one Hofstra player in attacks, kills and points. Wills also achieved placing second in receptions and serves among the team and is in at least the top five for every other category imaginable.
Wills is also 24 kills away from reaching tenth place all-time in Hofstra’s history. The Pride’s volleyball team hasn’t had a superstar like Kelsie Wills in the longest time; she has boosted the overall performance of the team.
Another mentionable highlight is that the Pride lost their series against LIU Brooklyn since Kelsie Wills didn’t put up her usual elite numbers; the team fell with her, losing 3-0.
Granted, Wills did get some assistance from certain performances by a few other players. During the Princeton matchup, both Burke and Kause scored 12.5 points as well as Sara Campolina scored 13 points. Also, Hofstra’s matchup against USC had three Pride players scoring ten points each to assist in the victory. Finally, during the championship game against Central Michigan, Nuria Lopes da Silva put up 12 points.
However, Kelsie Wills outscored all her teammates by twice the amount of points. She has proven that she is the nucleus of the team and this week especially proves that statement.