Europe Atheltes of the week for the October 1 edition
Last week: Anderson, a 5-11 senior middle hitter-blocker, racked up 18 kills, two solo blocks and 10 digs Saturday at Baumholder as the 2008 Division IV champions downed D-I Frankfurt International School 25-21, 17-25, 26-24, 25-18 and defending D-III champ Baumholder 25-18, 25-17, 25-15. Brussels coach Vicky Westland said Monday there’s much more to her All-Europe returnee than marks in the scorebook. “Besides her consistent serving and passing, at 5-11 she controls net play with her superb ability to read the ball and the opposing hitter,” Westland said. “Her defensive back-row play is excellent and naturally intuitive.” Anderson, the D-IV tournament MVP last year in her first season for Brussels, serves as co-captain in the team’s quest for another crown, this time in the new D-III.
Last week: Anderson, a 5-6, 150-pound senior wingback, gashed Kaiserslautern for 231 rushing yards on 28 carries during Saturday’s 40-0 victory at Kaiserslautern. “He made most of it right off tackle,” Vilseck coach Jim Hall said Monday. “Their linemen are big, but they only go one direction — straight ahead. We just started pushing them the way they wanted to go and opened up some gaps.” Taking K-town the way it wanted to go, Hall said, were his interior linemen — tackles Jonathan Delgado, Noah Hartley and Keanan Massey; guards Patrick Akuna, Collins Ramer and Keane Anderson, and center Darrius Whitehead — along with TE Kalyn Smithson. The elusive Anderson didn’t score during the romp, but upped his season total to 265 yards in 36 carries for the unbeaten Falcons.
Selected by Stars and Stripes staff