FGCU’s Cortney VanLiew was named an unanimous selection for Player of the Year, while Dana Axner claimed both Freshman and Defensive Player of the year. Head Coach Matt Botsford earned Coach of the Year accolades.
Lipscomb’s Carlyle Nusbaum, Stetson’s Hao Jin and Lilly Kruse of Liberty earned this week’s ASUN Conference Volleyball awards as announced by the league office on Monday.
The second round of ASUN Conference Volleyball matches hits full swing this weekend, as all nine programs will have started the second half of league play by weekend’s end.
SUN Conference Volleyball league play continues this weekend with a full slate of action. This weekend’s schedule is highlighted by a number of battles of unbeatens, as FGCU hosts Kennesaw State; a rematch of the 2017 ASUN Championship Final. Liberty also puts their unblemished ASUN mark on the line when they take on fellow undefeated, Lipscomb.
After leading No. 7 Minnesota past No. 3 Wisconsin and Indiana in sweeps, senior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson has been selected as the VolleyMob Player of the Week.
The No. 6 Illini recovered after dropping the opening set against No. 14 Creighton in the tournament finale, winning three straight sets to stay perfect on the season at 11-0.
The No. 6 Fighting Illini opened their home season with a sweep of Northern Iowa to stay perfect at 9-0. Meanwhile, the Panthers and Creighton each topped Lipscomb in sweeps to round out Day 1 of the tournament.
Cortney VanLiew of FGCU, Carlyle Nusbaum of Lipscomb, Chelcie Spence of Stetson and Dana Axner of FGCU are this week’s ASUN Conference Volleyball Weekly awards winners.
Florida Gulf Coast put a quartet of players on the ASUN Preseason Volleyball Team while they were also voted league favorites.
Taylor Louis of Iowa has more career kills than anyone returning to D-I women’s NCAA volleyball in 2018.