Kentucky Freshman Madison Lilley Wins SEC Player, Setter of the Week

  0 Derek Johnson | September 25th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, SEC

Kentucky freshman setter Madison Lilley racked up a pair of awards in this edition of SEC weekly awards as she notched the SEC Player and Setter of the Week award. Lilley was one of four SEC players awarded, as the conference also gives out a Offensive, Defensive and Freshman player of the week honor.

Lilley, a native of Overland Park, Kansas, posted 91 total assists in two wins (13.0 per set) as she dished out passes to give Kentucky a .524 hitting percentage vs. LSU and a .313 mark against Missouri. Both of those ended up being wins as well as she tacked posted a double-double in the sweep of a 10-win LSU squad, helping Kentucky to a #11 ranking in the latest VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings.

One of the players putting her passes down was outside hitter Leah Edmond who takes home the SEC Offensive Player of the Week award. That was fueled by a career-high .485 hitting percentage in a win at Missouri as she notched 28 kills in two matches (4.0 per set).

From offense to defense, Auburn libero Jesse Earl takes home the SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Earl assisted Auburn with a pair of SEC road wins as they improved to 9-2 overall. In the two wins, Auburn limited their opposition to a .137 hitting percentage and Earl netted a league-best 6.29 digs per set, including 26 in a four set win over Ole Miss.

Rounding out the quartet of award winners is T’ara Ceasar, the SEC Freshman of the Week for Georgia. Ceasar continues to lead an upstart Georgia team with 16 kills and a .400 mark as they defeated Alabama to match last year’s SEC win total. She followed that up with seven kills and 12 digs in their second match in a loss to Georgia.

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