Stanford’s Kathryn Plummer Tabbed as VolleyMob Player of the Week

  0 Wendy Mayer | September 11th, 2018 | Big 12, Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, Mountain West, News, Pac 12, WCC

After piling up 40 kills, 16 digs and seven blocks and hitting over .400 for the weekend in a pair of wins over Top 10 foes, Stanford’s Kathryn Plummer takes our Week 3 Player of the Week honor.

Plummer averaged 5.71 kills, 2.29 digs and 1.00 blocks per set, while hitting .415 in a sweep of No. 9 Penn State and a four-set win over No. 4 Minnesota. The junior outside hitter posted a match-high 15 kills on a .382 hitting effort against the Nittany Lions and followed that with a season-high 25 kills and 10 digs while hitting .438 against the Golden Gophers. In addition, the Aliso Viejo, California, native made good on 43 of her 48 serve reception chances en route to Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week nods.

Honorable Mention

Torrey Van Winden, Cal Poly – Jr., OH

Averaged 5.50 kills and 2.63 digs per set, while hitting .284 and adding seven blocks and three aces in leading the Mustangs to back-to-back wins over her former school, No. 11 UCLA; posted 18 kills, 13 digs, three blocks and two aces in the first match, while hitting .196; tallied a season-high 26 kills in four sets, while hitting .362, and adding digs, and seven blocks in the second match; made good on 24 of 25 serve reception chances; Big West Player of the Week

élan McCall, TCU – Fr., OH

Averaged 5.09 kills and 3.82 digs per set, while hitting .278; posted 16 kill, 11-dig double double while hitting .119 vs. SMU; posted 25 kills, 22 digs while hitting .429 vs. Louisiana; notched 15 kills, nine digs while hitting .333 vs. Montana State; made good on 38 of 39 reception chances (97.4 percent); Big 12 Rookie of the Week

Mariena Hayden, UNLV – So., OH

Averaged 4.90 kills and 2.60 digs and 1.60 aces per set, while hitting .376 on the weekend in three wins; notched 17 kill, 13-dig double double while hitting .375 with five aces against Fordham; posted 16 kills, eight digs and three aces vs. Cal State Fullerton while hitting .273; tallied 16 kills, eight aces and five digs while hitting .500 vs. Eastern Kentucky; made good on 51 of 55 served reception chances (92.7 percent); Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week

Tess Reid, Loyola Marymount – Jr., S

Averaged 13.50 assists, 2.60 digs per set while guiding the team to a .315 hitting effort; set the team to a .451 hitting effort, while accounting for 42 assists, five digs and four kills vs. Auburn; Posted a 42-assist, 14 dig double double vs. American; added 51 assists, 7 digs, four kills and three aces vs. Kansas; WCC Player of the Week

Hannah Gruensfelder, Ohio State – SO., DS
Averaged 6.70 digs per set, while going 48-for-48 on serve receive; notched 19 digs and seven assists vs. Princeton; posted 27 digs and two aces vs. Missouri; added 21 digs and two aces vs. Towson; Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Other Notables

Jaali Winters, Creighton – Sr., OH

Averaged 3.92 kills, 4.54 digs per set, while hitting .206. posted 18 kills and 18 digs vs. Nebraska, while hitting 169; added 15 kills and a career-high 26 digs vs. Iowa State while hitting .167; tallied 18 kills, 15 digs and three blocks vs. Wichita State while hitting .283; Big East Defensive Player of the Week

Maurissa Leonard, Toledo – Sr., L
Averaged 6.55 digs per set over the weekend, during which Toledo went 2-1 with wins over Duquesne and Manhattan…led team in service aces/set…Recorded 32 digs in the win over Duquesne; also tallied her first kill of the season…Had match-high dig totals in the matches against Morehead State (27) and Manhattan (13); MAC West Defensive Player of the Week

Mikaela Foecke, Nebraska – Sr., OH

Averaged 4.3 kills, 2.5 digs and 0.9 blocks per set, while hitting .287; notched career high 25 kills, 13 digs, five blocks and four aces, while hitting .351 vs. Creighton; tallied nine kills, seven digs, two blocks and an ace, while hitting .167 vs. Iowa State; made good on all 37 serve reception chances. Big Ten Player of the Week

Kaitlyn Hord, Penn State – Fr, MB

Averaged 3.8 kills and 2.0 blocks per set, while hitting .538; posted seven kills and five blocks, while hitting .500 vs. Stanford; added career high 16 kills, seven blocks, while hitting .556 vs. Oregon; Big Ten Freshman of the Week

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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