VERMILLION, SD Ciara Duffy of USD was recently named the Mid Major Player of the Year which is an amazing accomplishment for the senior who led her team to a 30-2 record, the Summit League title and a spot in the NCAA tournament for the 2nd straight year,
Needless to say her head coach Dawn Plitzuweit is quite proud of her player and the award. " Oh it's unbelievable. Okay, player of the year, that is what I texted to her and her parents is that we're not talking about the best player in the conference which is a big deal! To be the best player of the year in the Summit League is a big deal. This isn't like the best player in the region at the mid major level. This is the whole country. This is unbelievable stuff!!!..."