Nia Reed has brought Penn State to a new level when she’s been out on the court, leading to their resurgence.
Cal Baptist has been one of the best surprises for the 2018 women’s volleyball season.
Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson averaged 7.89 kills, 3.00 digs and 0.56 blocks per set, while hitting .400 in wins over Tulsa and Wichita State in a record-setting weekend en route to her second VolleyMob Player of the Week honor.
Illinois remains steady at third in the latest RPI where the top three is the same and the rest is mostly shuffled.
Penn State jumped back into the AVCA Top 5, climbing five spots to No. 4 after topping No. 17 Purdue and No. 5 Nebraska. An upset in the Big 12, dropped Texas from No. 4 to No. 8 and earned the victor, Kansas, a spot in the poll at No. 22.
Kansas scored a huge victory to potentially change the trajectory of the Big 12 this season.
Behind the return of Nia Reed, Penn State spikes up the rankings into the top five.
Michigan’s Carly Skjodt, Minnesota’s CC McGraw and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Penn State’s Jonni Parker and Wisconsin’s Tiffany Clark earn Big Ten weekly honors.
Ohio State swept Michigan State on a day where it honored Cancer survivors; #14 Michigan overcame a sluggish start to knock off Maryland in four sets.
Penn State ended a seven-match losing streak against Nebraska, winning in five sets at home, while Illinois picked up a key home win over Wisconsin in four. Purdue, Minnesota and Indiana also won on Saturday.