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.
Stanford’s Kathryn Plummer and Morgan Hentz and USC”s Raquel Lazaro notched their third, fifth and fourth Pac-12 weekly nod of 2018 for their Week 8 efforts.
Behind the return of Nia Reed, Penn State spikes up the rankings into the top five.
Utah and California earned upset victories over ranked opponents Sunday, toppling 15th-ranked Oregon and 18th-ranked Washington State, respectively. Also rounding out the weekend with wins were 12th-ranked USC and 20th-ranked Colorado.
Dahlke is the 3rd Wildcats hitter to miss time with a concussion this month, and the offense has struggled with the absences.
Colorado senior Naghede Abu became just the second player in school history to record 500 career blocks Sunday afternoon in a sweep of Oregon State.
2nd-ranked Stanford extended its win streak to 14 in a row with a victory in straight sets against 16th-ranked Washington inside Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal, which has won 27 consecutive home matches, is perfect in Pac-12 play at 8-0.
Raquel Lazaro had nearly 60 assists and over 20 digs as she fed the USC pins enough to down (RV) Arizona State on a loaded night for the Pac-12.