Courtesy: Sun Belt Sports
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Madison Hill, UTA (Jr., MB, Rockwall, Texas)
UTA junior middle blocker Madison Hill hit .452 as the Mavericks split a pair of weekend matches on the road. In the sweep at Troy, Hill registered nine kills and a .316 hitting percentage with a match-high six blocks. At South Alabama, she finished with a match-high 15 kills and hit .565, adding three blocks and a pair of digs. Hill has recorded double-digit kills on 10 occasions this season, including six times during Sun Belt play.
.@madisonhill_ Picks Up Second Career Sun Belt Offensive Player Of The Week Honor
📰 >>> https://t.co/Gpx6RruvXV#MavCity #SunBeltVB pic.twitter.com/W7YHAr9Ya0
— UTA Volleyball (@UTAVolleyball) October 22, 2018
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sydney Davis, Louisiana (Sr., LB, Baton Rouge, La.)
Louisiana senior libero Sydney Davis became the school’s rally scoring era career digs leader and helped lead the Ragin’ Cajuns to their first Sun Belt weekend sweep of the season. With a 40-dig effort over the weekend, Davis pushed her career total to 1,888 which surpasses the previous rally era standard of 1,863 set by Lindsay Brown (2007-10). She collected 24 digs (6.00/set) against Georgia State, with 11 digs coming in the tiebreaking third set victory. Davis picked up 16 digs against Georgia Southern, highlighted by another 11-dig effort in the third set.
Congratulations to Sydney Davis 👏 … this week's Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week. 👊
▪️ 40 digs
▪️ 5.71 digs/set
▪️ became rally era digs leader
#GeauxCajuns ⚜️ pic.twitter.com/Rj99uzLS9u
— Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns® Volleyball (@RaginCajunsVB) October 22, 2018
SETTER OF THE WEEK
Emily DeWalt, Texas State (Fr., S, Helotes, Texas)
Texas State freshman setter Emily DeWalt posted 79 assists (11.29/set), 18 digs (2.57/set), six blocks (0.86/set) and five kills (0.71/set) to lead the Bobcats to a perfect road trip to Alabama. DeWalt led an offense that registered 14.71 kills/set on a .320 hitting clip. Texas State hit above .300 in both matches. She tallied 49 assists, seven digs and a career-high five blocks in a four-set win at South Alabama. DeWalt then posted 30 assists and 11 digs at Troy for her Sun Belt-leading 16th double-double of the season.
Emily DeWalt is back at it, tying the @SunBelt record with her 10th weekly award of the year! https://t.co/VtP6PspWOP pic.twitter.com/2blYHb3S4B
— Texas State Bobcats (@TxStateBobcats) October 22, 2018
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Kate Blasingame, ULM (Fr., OH, Plano, Texas)
ULM freshman outside hitter Kate Blasingame played lights out with back-to-back double-doubles as she led the Warhawks to their first two Sun Belt wins of the season. Blasingame posted consecutive double-double performances for the second time this year, bringing her season total to five. Her 14 kills in each match were season highs and the seventh time this year she hit double-digit kills. Blasingame’s 18 digs against Georgia State tied for a season high as well.
Blasingame Recognized as Sun Belt Freshman of the Week https://t.co/1N8pJh4ZPq
— ULM Volleyball (@ULM_VB) October 22, 2018