Eight of the nine BIG EAST volleyball matches this weekend will take place on the East Coast. No. 10 Creighton is the only remaining unbeaten team in the league at 6-0.
#17 Marquette edged closer to the top of the Big East standings with a sweep of Butler; DePaul picked up a four set win over Xavier to wrap up its five-match home stand.
Loyola Maryland freshman libero Katie Forsythe averaged 8.15 digs per set, posted three straight 30-plus dig matches, set a school record and made good on all 50 of her serve reception chances en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Creighton’s Jaali Winters is the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while Georgetown’s Symone Speech takes home the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. Seton Hall’s Eden Dolezal captures the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honor.
Oregon was the biggest mover of the week, climbing six spots to No. 14 after knocking off #17 UCLA and #12 USC. Arizona State claimed the No. 25 spot, its first ranking since being tabbed as No. 24 in the Nov. 16, 2015 poll.
Oregon hops back up into the top 15 after an impressive bounce-back week.
Jaali Winters record setting performance highlighted #11 Creighton’s sweep over St. John’s. Seton Hall earned its first conference win with five-set victory over Providence.
Jaali Winters’ Creighton resume was already filled with accolades like two-time AVCA All-American, three-time All-Big East honoree and most recently Senior CLASS Award candidate, but the senior outside hitter added one more that will likely stick for a while – career kills leader.
Butler edged past Villanova in four sets at home, while Georgetown and Marquette picked up road wins in Saturday’s Big East action.
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