Musketeers Get Three First Team Nods, Bessler Named Rookie Of The Year
Deaton on Martin: "Molly has a great knowledge of the game. When she is on the floor, we are a better team."
2003...played in all 31 matches and all but one of the 114 games...recorded 14 matches with 10 or more digs including a new career-high of 20 against Dayton on Nov. 11...also had four double-double matches...the most recent coming against Wright State on Sept. 23 where she had 43 assists and 14 digs...led the Musketeers with a .300 attack percentage...was second on the team in assists (429) and digs (279) and third with 29 aces...she had 10 matches with 20 or more assists ...six matches with 30 or more assists and four matches with 40 or more assists
2002...started 29 of 32 matches at setter for the Musketeers...ranked second in the A-10 in assists per game (11.56)...was also sixth in the conference with 0.39 service aces per game...had 35 assists or more in 23 matches...matched her career-high of 66 assists twice...led XU to a .300 hitting percentage in eight matches and the third best overall team hitting percentage in the A-10...had a career-best 10 kills in two different matches...reached double-digits in digs eight times including a career-high 19 at George Washington on Oct. 26
2001...started all 31 matches and played in all but one game...was named the first-ever Atlantic 10 Setter of the Year as well as Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year...named to three All-Tournament teams...ended the season ranked sixth in NCAA Division I at 13.65 assists per game which was also the top mark in the A-10...she was also tied for seventh in the conference with 0.39 service aces per game...had four matches of 60-plus assists including a career-high 66 vs. Duquesne (Oct. 2)...she also had a total of 11 matches with at least 50 assists...her first service ace came vs. James Madison (Aug. 31)...had a season-high four blocks in two different matches, against Liberty (Sept. 7) and Rhode Island (Nov. 16)
High School...was named All-State, All-Metro, All-Region, All-Conference in her junior and senior campaigns...received All-Conference Honors her freshman and sophomore seasons as well...began playing for the prestigious Northern Lights Juniors when she was 11 years old
Personal...a psychology major... daughter of Joanne and Bruce Martin...born October 4, 1982 in Minnetonka, Minnesota