Kelsey Veltman, Western, Volleyball

Kelsey Veltman, Western, Volleyball

Western Mustangs middle Kelsey Veltman (Brampton, Ont.) has been named the Investors Group OUA Female Athlete of the week for the period ending March 20, 2017.

On Friday night in the 2017 U SPORTS Women’s Volleyball Championship quarter-finals, Veltman, a third-year student-athlete who attends King’s College, had a team-high 10 kills and 3.5 blocks as the Mustangs fell 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20) to the eventual champion UBC Thunderbirds.

In an OUA championship rematch on Saturday, the Brampton, Ont. native picked up a game-high 19 kills to go along with 2.0 blocks and five digs as the Mustangs got some revenge on the rival McMaster Marauders with a 3-1 (25-17, 19-25, 25-16, 27-25) win in the consolation semifinals.

Veltman continued her outstanding play on Sunday as once again Western was led by a 15-kill performance from Veltman, who added two aces and four digs for the Mustangs in a straight sets 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 26-24) loss to Dalhousie.

Earlier in the week, Veltman was named a U SPORTS second-team all-Canadian after being named the OUA West Division Player of the Year earlier this month.