The American Rivers Conference has announced that Luther College senior Libero Natalie Cote (Woodbury, Minn./Hill Murray) has been named the Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 21. This is the first time of her career she has been so honored.
Cote led the Norse in total digs (43) while helping the team post 3-1 victories over both Nebraska Wesleyan University and Buena Vista University. Cote tallied 25 digs vs NWU and 18 vs BVU both team highs. She is averaging 3.9 digs per set and earlier this year recorded her 1,000th career dig.
The two wins moved Luther into a two-way tie for second place in the league standings with a mark of 5-2.