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College volleyball: Thissen starting for nation's top-ranked team

MACCRAY graduate and former Tribune All-Area volleyball player Abbey Thissen is a freshman starter for the top-ranked team in NCAA Division II.

Thissen's Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team earned the No. 1 ranking in the American Volleyball Coaches' Association Top 25 Coaches' Poll. The Mustangs were 18-1 heading into Tuesday's match against the University of Sioux Falls.

Thissen has started in all the Mustangs' games and is fourth on the team averaging 2.9 kills per game and is third with 35 total blocks.