Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson picked up her second career Player of the Year nod, while teammate Jade Tingelhoff was tabbed as American Athletic Conference Setter of the Year. UCF’s McKenna Melville earned Freshman of the Year acclaim, while Wichita State’s Giorgia Civita was named Libero of the Year.
#25 UCF escaped a huge upset from Houston to stay atop the AAC standings.
Creighton swept SMU, NC State, and Arkansas State for the title.
Creighton snapped its two-match losing skid with a pair of sweeps to open the SMU Double Tree Classic. NC State and the host Mustangs each went 1-1 on the day.
First set of the 2018 season for all 12 American Athletic Conference volleyball teams will get underway on Friday, August 24, with the teams combining for 34 matches.
It was a close race to the top in the 2018 American Athletic Conference Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as reigning conference champion Wichita State was chosen as the favorite for a second-straight year. Meanwhile, Cincinnati right side/outside Jordan Thompson was tabbed as Preseason Player of the Year.
Texas Tech swept SMU while Texas State swept Rice to cause a collision course in Round 2 of the NIVC Tournament.
#24 Wichita State qualified for their 11th NCAA Tournament by sweeping SMU and clinching the American Athletic Conference title.
Wichita State middle blocker Abbie Lehman takes home one of two AAC weekly awards as she claims the conference’s defensive POTW.
The teams combined for 13 match-point chances in the final stanza, which ended in a 27-25 score in favor of the Bulldogs.