Jenny Wessling | Photo by Adam Campbell | The Wright State Guardian
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Jenny Wessling went to High Point University for two years. There, she was defensive player of the year her freshman year and was all-conference her sophomore year.
Wanting a change, Wessling found herself at Wright State with an old high school teammate. After a few weeks of her first season with the Raiders, Wessling is making huge strides.
Why Wright State?
Wessling played high school volleyball with graduate student Callie Martin. Wessling was a sophomore when Martin was a senior, so after only one year together, both girls are excited to be together again.
“It’s really awesome, getting to play with someone you didn’t know you’d get to play with again,” Martin said. “Jenny is an awesome person.”
Head Coach Travers Green was also thrilled to have Wessling join the Raider lineup.
“She checked all the boxes,” Green said.
Coach Green applauded Wessling for being the leader in the back row. It is incredibly important for a good team to have a smart and hard-working libero, and Wessling is just that.
Making her mark
On Sept. 8 and 9, Wessling reached 1,000 career digs and was also on the all-tournament team at the Dayton Invitational. During the weekend, Wessling recorded 66 digs over three games, having 23, 28 and 15 respectively.
This past weekend, Wessling earned tournament honors once again at the Tru by Hilton Dayton Beavercreek Invitational hosted by WSU. She had 46 digs in the two games with a game-high 23 digs in the loss to Cincinnati.
Even with all of these accomplishments, Wessling is staying humble and is eager to begin conference play. Having these honors fuels the fire of wanting to win, Wessling stated.
Now, she is ready to defend the team’s Horizon League championship title.
“After I came, I just haven’t looked back,” Wessling said, and she does not plan on doing that any time soon.
The Raiders begin Horizon League play this week. Come see Wessling and the volleyball team in action on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. as they take on Northern Kentucky at McLin Gym.