SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU’s Reiss named CCA first-team All-American

WAYNE, Neb.- Southwest Minnesota State junior outside hitter, Taylor Reiss, has been named to the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (CCA) All-American team for a second straight year which was announced by the CCA on Tuesday.

Reiss, a 5-foot-10, outside hitter from Taunton, led the Mustangs with 605 kills while hitting .305. She also has 363 digs, 73 total blocks and 24 service aces. A two-time AVCA National Player of the Week this season, Reiss was named the NSIC Player of the Year last month, after leading the conference in both kills per set (4.9) and points per set (5.4).

Reiss tied an NSIC tournament record last month with 31 kills in the Mustangs’ quarterfinal win over Upper Iowa and followed up by breaking the SMSU all-time single match record with 41 kills against Augustana in the NSIC semifinal round.

Reiss currently ranks second all-time in SMSU history with 4.67 kills per set and third all-time with 5.32 points per set. She moved into the top-10 in SMSU history in career kills earlier this season where she currently sits in seventh place with 1,472 kills and a career attack percentage of .312.

The Mustangs had their 2017 season come to an end after reaching the NCAA Central Region semifinal round where they fell to Minnesota Duluth last Friday night.

Content courtesy of SMSU Athletic Communications