The Kentucky volleyball team clinched the 2018 Southeastern Conference Championship on Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 sweep of Missouri as junior Leah Edmond became the Wildcats’ 25-point rally scoring era kills leader.
From rivalry matches to key contests with regard to conference races and potential NCAA seedings are on tap for Week 13. Seven matches featuring two VolleyMob Top 25 teams are on the docket this week for NCAA volleyball fanatics to enjoy.
Baylor’s Shelly Fanning was a force at the net both offensively and defensively in wins over Iowa State and Kansas State en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Kentucky’s Madison Lilley was named SEC Player and Setter of the Week, while teammate Gabby Curry was tabbed as Defensive Player of the Week. Tennessee’s Tessa Grubbs and Missouri’s Andrea Fuentes also received league honors.
The computers do not look favorably upon the Cougars after wins against the WCC’s two bottom teams.
Washington jumps back into solid footing inside the top 20 with their fourth straight victory.
Alabama volleyball’s Ed Allen announced his resignation from his head coaching position on Nov. 9. Ryan Freeburg will act as interim head coach for the team’s remaining five matches.
Kentucky’s Gabby Curry was tabbed as SEC Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, while Ole Miss’ Emily Stroup, Kentucky’s Madison Lilley and LSU’s Lindsay Flory and Whitney Foreman also were honored by the league.
There was little movement in the top 15 of the latest RPI rankings. After that, though, things got a little wild.
Following a Halloween victory over Florida, Kentucky hops into the top 12 for the first time since the opening week of the season.