Ssozi and Medill Give Air Force a Sweep of the MWC Weekly Awards

  0 Derek Johnson | October 16th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News

A pair of Air Force Falcons soared high to earn the latest Mountain West Conference volleyball weekly awards for their play during week eight of the season. The honors went to Denise Ssozi, the MWC Offensive Player of the Week, and Kathleen Medill, the MWC Defensive Player of the Week.

The week for Air Force filled with accolades was filled by a pair of wins over Utah State 3-1 and Boise State 3-0, giving the Falcons their first back-to-back Mountain West victories since 2014.

Ssozi, a sophomore outside hitter from Johnston, Iowa, averaged 4.29 kills per set for a week that featured those two wins. That came about with 14 kills, three assists and two aces against Utah State followed by 16 more kills in the sweep of Boise State. In total, she also hit .367 for the week.

From offense to defense, Medill protected the Falcons’ side of the court as a freshman middle blocker from Lincoln, Nebraska. She did so with 15 total blocks for the two matches, good for a high total of 2.14 blocks per set. Part of those gaudy numbers were fueled by her nine total blocks against Utah state, which was a career-high for her.

Previous weekly award winners for both the offensive and defensive sides can be seen below courtesy of the Mountain West Conference:

2017 MW Women’s Volleyball Offensive Players of the Week
Aug. 28      Giulia Gávio, Jr., OH, San José State
Sept. 4       Sierra Nobley, Sr., OH, Boise State
Sept. 11     Sanja Cizmic, Sr., OH, Colorado State
Sept. 18     Mariessa Carrasco, R-Jr., MB, New Mexico
Sept. 25     Lauren Twitty, So., OH, New Mexico
Oct. 2         Sabryn Roberts, Jr., OH, Boise State
Oct. 9         Marissa Harmon, Fr., S, Wyoming
Oct. 16       Denise Ssozi, So., OH, Air Force

2017 MW Women’s Volleyball Defensive Players of the Week
Aug. 28      Maddi Osburn, Sr., L, Boise State
Sept. 4       Kirstie Hillyer, R-So., MB, Colorado State
Sept. 11     Paulina Hougaard-Jensen, So., MB, Colorado State
Sept. 18     Tasia Taylor, Jr., L, Utah State
Sept. 25     Ayla Fresenius, So., OH, Nevada
Oct. 2         Luiza Andrade, Jr., L, San José State
Oct. 9         Leka Kiner-Falefa, So., L, UNLV
Oct. 16       Kathleen Medill, Fr., MB, Air Force

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