Tess Pearman of Queens volleyball and Tom Wass of Kings volleyball were named RDC Athletes of the Week for their weekend performances. (Photo courtesy of RDC Athletics)

Tess Pearman and Tom Wass named RDC Athletes of the Week

With a pair of wins in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference play, it was a successful weekend for the RDC Kings and Queens volleyball program.

Along with the team success, Tess Pearman and Tom Wass earned RDC Athlete of the Week nominations for their efforts.

Pearman, a second-year transfer from MacEwan University is in her first season with the Queens. The outsider hitter from Ponoka enjoyed a successful weekend as the Queens won their 15th and 16th straight matches. In Friday’s win, Pearman pitched in 12 points, tied with McKenna Olson for the team lead. At home Saturday, Pearman was a force, contributing 16 kills, eight digs, two aces and one stuff block. Over seven sets on the weekend, she averaged 3.57 kills per set and currently ranks seventh in the ACAC with 2.78 kills per set.

On the men’s side, third-year setter Tom Wass helped the Kings knock off the ACAC South division-leading SAIT Trojans twice. Wass totaled 40 assists and nine digs during a four-set victory in Calgary Friday. Saturday, at home, Wass picked up another 33 assists, along with seven kills and four digs along with a pair of aces. Wass currently leads the ACAC with 9.11 assists per set, and he has 583 assists, 93 digs, 36 kills, 21 blocks and 14 services on the year.

The Kings and Queens host the Olds College Broncos on Feb. 7.

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