Marquette defeated St. John’s 3-1 to advance to its second straight Big East Tournament final, while Creighton swept Villanova to reach its seventh straight conference tournament title match.
Creighton senior Jaali Winters was named BIG EAST Player of the Year for the second major award of her career. St. John’s junior Amanda Sanabia was named Libero of the Year, while teammate Efrosini Alexakou received the Freshman of the Year award.
For the third time this season, Creighton senior Jaali Winters and St. John’s junior Amanda Sanabia earn BIG EAST Volleyball Player of the Week accolades as Winters takes home the Offensive award and Sanabia secures the Defensive nod.
All BIG EAST volleyball teams have made it to the halfway point of the conference season, except Creighton and Providence who will play their ninth league match Thursday.
10th-ranked Creighton remains alone atop Big East standings, earning its 8th-straight victory in 4 sets over Villanova Saturday.
Creighton’s Jaali Winters is the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while Georgetown’s Symone Speech takes home the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. Seton Hall’s Eden Dolezal captures the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honor.
After strong performances over the first weekend of BIG EAST conference matches, Creighton’s Taryn Kloth and St. John’s Amanda Sanabia earned Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards, respectively, while Villanova’s Clare Delaplane collected Freshman of the Week honors.
St. John’s rallied from down two sets to secure its first Big East win of the season, downing Xavier. Meanwhile, #13 Creighton, Butler and Marquette won via sweep to round out the night’s action.
Marquette’s Allie Barber wins BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after helping the Golden Eagles take down No. 10 USC.
Creighton took down St. John’s at home in a four-set feat to improve to 8-1 in Big East play.