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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Becky Blees, Western Oregon Wolves



Western Oregon University volleyball

by: COURTESY OF WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY - Former Madison High standout Becky Blees (13) now owns the Great Northwest Athletic Conference career record for block assists.Blees, a 5-10 senior from Madison High, broke the Great Northwest Athletic Conference block assists record on Saturday.

She got three in a five-set win at Simon Fraser, giving her 400 for her WOU career, three better than the four-year-old mark set by Cammy Dranginis of Northwest Nazarene.

Blees earned four letters at Madison in both volleyball and softball. She was second team all-state as an outside hitter and middle blocker and was PIL 5A player of the year as a junior and senior. In softball, she played shortstop and pitched for the Senators.

She is majoring in criminal justice and Spanish at Western Oregon, and hopes to become a probation officer.

BLEESBlees has started all 24 matches this year for WOU, with 189 kills (1.91 per set) and a team-high 109 block assists.

The Wolves are 9-15 overall this season and 6-8 in the NCAA Division II GNAC. Western Oregon has six matches remaining in the regular season.