Northern Kentucky’s Haley Libs became the first Norse player since the program went Division I and the 10th overall to join the 1,000 kills/1,000 digs club, doing so in the team’s win over SIU-Edwardsville on Friday.
Libs notched an 11 kill, 15 dig double-double in the match, achieving her 1,000th dig on her 14th save of the match.
The last two players to reach the milestone for the Norse were head coach Liz (Holmes) Hart and Tristen Dye (2004-07).
Libs has notched seven double-doubles thus far in 2018, including a 30-kill, 34-dig effort at Northern Illinois on Sept. 1. That effort made her the first NKU player with 30 kills since 2008 (Kelsey Wesaw).
Libs entered the season with 1,110 kills and 842 digs. For her career, the Floyds Knobs, Indiana, is averaging 3.53 kills and 2.76 digs per set. She notched 404 kills (3.51 per set) and 195 digs (1.70 per set) as a rookie in 2015. As a sophomore, she added 340 kills (3.24) and 285 digs (2.71). Last season, she chipped in 366 kills (3.55) and 362 digs (3.51).
Thus far in 2018, Libs is averaged 4.23 kills and 3.91 digs per set while hitting at a .250 clip. She has posted double-digit kills in 10 of the team’s 11 matches, including 20 or more four times. In the backcourt, she has managed eight double-digit efforts, including 20 or more three times.
The Norse are 8-3 on the season and are riding a six-match win streak into Friday’s Horizon League opener against Green Bay.