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In transfer news, the SDSU volleyball team is losing redshirt freshman setter Sydney Howard and hitter Jocelyn Leichner. Howard appeared in all 116 sets this season and finished with 4.17 assists, 0.8 kills, 0.8 blocks and 0.5 digs per set. Leichner, a transfer from New Mexico State, appeared in just 20 sets. But add those two to six seniors and eight of the 14 players that saw time for SDSU in 2012 won’t be back for 2013.
Also, Joey Pickels is leaving the SDSU golf team to transfer to D-I bound Grand Canyon in his home state of Arizona.
Jacks sophomore RB Zach Zenner has all but wrapped up the Football Championship Subdivision rushing title. He leads the nation in rushing yards (2,044) and rushing yards per game (157.23) with only the national championship game yet to be played. Nobody in that contest is in the top 15 in terms of yards per game.
Rankings updates: The SDSU soccer team finished 272nd in RPI, while the SDSU football team is No. 81 in the latest Sagarin Ratings. That’s better than Auburn, Kansas (team that beat the Jacks), Washington State, Kentucky, Virginia, UConn, Maryland, Wake Forest, Illinois, Boston College and Colorado to name a few.
SDSU today during a conference call hopes to get final, final, final, final, final, final approval from the Board of Regents to advance the privately funded indoor practice facility project on to the South Dakota Legislature for official approval during the 2013 session.
The Jacks have added two sets of football-playing brothers. Omaha Northwest twins Eron and Stacy Keely sound like Cam Jones in that they’re both at least 6-7 and exceptionally athletic. Eron said they were offered track scholarships by Nebraska, he for the hurdles and Stacy in the high jump. Their dad was a 6-5 track standout at Nebraska Wesleyan.
Meanwhile, Yankton senior Kellen Soulek is on board as a defensive tackle, where he started three seasons for the Bucks, and said that older brother Ty is in, too, after signing with Northern Iowa last year. Ty will, however, have to pay his own way for a year because the Panthers did not release him from his scholarship.
Kellen said the two didn’t necessarily plan to play together, but that Ty sold him on that idea. On a related note, Kellen wouldn’t mind seeing Brandon Valley QB Chase Marso end up in Brookings, too.
Terry Vandrovec also posts regular updates on his Twitter page.