Cincinnati’s Thompson Notches Second VolleyMob Player of the Week Nod

  0 Wendy Mayer | October 16th, 2018 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, Missouri Valley Conference, News, Pac 12

A standout all-around weekend has gained Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson her second VolleyMob Player of the Week nod.

Thompson averaged 7.89 kills, 3.00 digs and 0.56 blocks per set, while hitting .400 in wins over Tulsa and Wichita State. The redshirt junior posted 27 kills, 18 digs and three blocks while hitting .392 in the four-set win over Tulsa. The right side then notched an American Athletic Conference, school and Koch Arena record 44 kills while hitting .404 and adding nine digs, two blocks and two aces in a five-set win over Wichita State. Thompson was also named as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Honorable Mention

Miajavon Coleman, Coppin State – Fr., OH

Averaged 5.9 kills per set while hitting .240; notched 28 kills while hitting .229 in five set loss to UMES; added a school four-set match record 25 kills and eight digs while hitting .255 in a win over Delaware; MEAC Rookie of the Week

Kathryn Plummer, Stanford – Jr., OH

Averaged 5.50 kills and 2.00 digs per set, while hitting .433 in wins over Washington and Washington State; notched match-high 16 kills while hitting .387 in a sweep of WSU; added 17 kills while hitting .483 vs. UW; added six digs and two blocks in each match; made good on all 20 serve reception chances; Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

Gina Rivera Ortiz, Tennessee State – Fr., L

Averaged 7.11 digs per set; posted 37 digs vs. Murray State; added 27 against Austin Peay; OVC Defensive Player of the Week

Amber Seaman, Ball State – Jr., S

Averaged 12.29 assists, 2.00 digs, 1.29 block and 1.29 aces per set while guiding the team to a .267 clip; notched 46 assist, eight digs, five blocks as the team hit .199 against Ohio; posted 40 assists, six digs, four blocks as team hit .360 vs. Kent State; MAC Setter of the Week

Karlie Taylor, UNI – Jr., OH

Averaged 5.08 kills and 3.50 digs per set in three wins; posted 20 kills while hitting .447 against Evansville; added 25 kills and 15 digs on a .442 effort vs. Southern Illinois; notched 16 kills, 19 digs and five blocks vs. Missouri State; MVC Player of the Week

Other Notables

Chandler Clark, Morehead State – RS So., S

Averaged 12.38 assists, 3.00 digs and 1.25 kills per set, while leading the Eagles to a .251 efficiency; posted 44-assist, 16-dig double-double while adding five kills as team hit .210 against UT Martin; notched 55 assists, eight digs and five kills as team hit .296 vs. Southeast Missouri; OVC Setter of the Week

Tiffany Clark, Wisconsin – Jr., L

Averaged 6.71 digs per set vs. Northwestern and Illinois; posted 21 digs against Northwestern and added a career-high 26 vs. Illinois; made good on 44 of 45 serve reception chances (97.7 percent); Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Nya Steele, Charlotte – Fr., S

Averaged 11.00 assists and 4.00 digs per set; dished out 32 assists and added 15 digs and three blocks and guiding the team to a .337 effort vs. MTSU; tacked on 34 assists, nine digs and a block as the team hit .272 vs. UAB

Jordan Pingel, UCF – Sr., L

Averaged 6.25 digs per set in four set wins over Temple and UConn; notched 25 digs in each match; added five assists against Temple and two assists and an ace vs. UConn; American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week; made good on 37 of 38 serve reception tries (97.3 percent); crossed the 2000 dig milestone, setting the UCF career record in the process (previous 1999); AAC Defensive Player of the Week

2018 Players of the Week

Oct. 9 – Katie Forsythe, Loyola Maryland

Oct. 2 – Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota

Sept. 25 – Mariena Hayden, UNLV

Sept. 18 – Torrey Van Winden, Cal Poly

Sept. 11 – Kathryn Plummer, Stanford

Sept. 4 – Jordan Thompson, Cincinnati

Aug. 28 – Kaiulana Ahuna, UC Riverside

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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