Bessler Joins The Smith Sisters To Set A New Program Standard For The Award.
Musketeers Get Three First Team Nods, Bessler Named Rookie Of The Year
Deaton on Quayle: "She's an all-conference player coming back and I think she's ready to dominate the conference. If she has the year I think she's going to have she'll walk away smiling."
2006... a fixture in the starting lineup for coach Deaton, starting in all 30 of Xavier's matches and was the only Musketeer to play in all 106 games during the season... earned back-to-back All-Tournament honors at the UNLV Invitational and the Microtel Inn and Suites Coastal Carolina University Classic... named to the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team... set a new career high in kills on Oct. 26 against Dayton with 20... established a new career high with five digs against Saint Louis Nov. 10 and two aces against La Salle on Oct. 6... tied three other career highs during the season: assists (1), solo blocks (3) and block assists (9)... posted a team match-high in attack percentage (.684) at Duquesne on Oct. 20... was second on the team in hitting percentage (.327) which placed her 10th all-time in school history for hitting percentage in a season... led the team in total blocks (107), solo blocks (12), block assists (95) and blocks per game (1.01)... finished 2006 ranked ninth all-time in school history for career block assists (318)... ranked sixth in the A-10 in total blocks and seventh in blocks per game... named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll following both the fall and spring semesters.
2005... named to the Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Conference... started in all 32 matches while playing in 116 games... set a new career-high in kills on Sept. 16 against Tennessee with 15 and established a new career-high in kills again on Oct. 29 against Rhode Island after posting 17... her career-high in digs (3) also improved vs. Louisville on Oct. 11 and vs. Dayton on Oct. 27... tied her career-high block assists with nine vs. Charlotte on Sept. 24... led the team in block assists (116) which placed her seventh all-time in school history for block assists in a season... also led the team in total blocks (135), solo blocks (19) and blocks per game (1.16)... was fifth in the conference in blocks per game and ranked fourth in conference action with 1.35 blocks per game... tallied nine matches with five or more block assists and 14 matches with five or more total blocks... recorded 18 matches with 10 or more kills with four of those matches totaling 15 or more kills.
2004... named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team... started 29 matches and played in 102 games... she recorded her first career kill and block assist in her first collegiate match against UMBC on Sept. 1... ended the match with nine kills, a .444 hitting percentage and five block assists... followed that performance with her first assist and dig against Montana State on Sept. 3... recorded her first solo block and established a career-high 15 kills at Temple on Oct. 9... had a career-high .722 hitting percentage (13 kills on 18 attempts) against Temple at Cintas Center on Nov. 5... was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week for the week of Nov. 8 for her efforts... tallied a career-high nine block assists the following game at Duquesne on Nov. 12... recorded 10 or more kills in eight matches... had a block in every match and nine matches with five or more... recorded a .400 hitting percentage or better in seven matches... had the fourth highest hitting percentage in conference play and was third on the team... was one of five Musketeers to record 200 or more kills... ended the season with 107 block assists which placed her eighth in school history for block assists in a season... was the first freshman to break into the record books in that category... finished second in the conference with 1.13 blocks per game.
High School... 2003 Most Valuable Player of the Pioneer Conference and Ohio District 2... Cuyahoga County Player of the Year in 2003... was Second Team All-Ohio in 2003... also a basketball standout for North Royalton High School... was Second Team All-Pioneer Conference in basketball.
Personal... a middle childhood education major... daughter of Bill and Joan Quayle... born January 19, 1986 in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.