Honorable Mention All-American Mikayla Shields continues to ink her name in the South Carolina record books, becoming just the fifth junior in program history and the fourth fastest to reach the 1,000 kills milestone.
Three players joined the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club on Week 9 as Auburn’s Brenna McIlroy, College of Charleston’s Devon Rachel and American’s Aleksandra Kazala each crossed the 1,000 digs mark.
The Florida State volleyball team heads south for a Wednesday rivalry match against the Miami Hurricanes to open the 10th weekend of the season.
A pair of all-around efforts helped senior setter Lyndie Haddock-Eppich lead BYU to a pair of victories of Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
The top four – BYU, Stanford, Minnesota and Penn State – remained the same in the AVCA Top 25 poll, but the Cardinal did pick up two additional first place votes on Week 9. New to the poll on Week 9 are Missouri, which jumped in at No. 24 with a five-set upset win over then No. 11 Florida on Sunday, and UCF, which garnered its first ever AVCA ranking at No. 25.
Illinois made a jump back into the top five following a wild week of play.
After leading the Tigers to an upset win over #11 Florida on Sunday, Missouri’s Kylie Deberg has been named both SEC Player and Offensive Player of the Week.
Kentucky extended its win streak to 11 matches and remains as the lone undefeated team in the SEC after a five-set win over Texas, while Missouri knocked off No. 11 Florida in Gainesville for the Gators first league loss. Four road teams came up victorious in the six Sunday matches.
Alyssa Munlyn (above) had 5 blocks for Missouri and Kylie Deberg had a career-high 21 kills as the Tigers won their 5th match in their last 9 tries versus Florida.
Texas A&M (12-8, 5-3 SEC) wraps up the first half of the Southeastern Conference schedule on Sunday as the Aggies play host to Kentucky (13-4, 7-0 SEC) at Reed Arena