East Tennessee State’s Leah Clayton was tabbed as Southern Conference Player of the Year while teammate Marija Popovic repeated as Libero of the Year. Samford’s Lauren Deaton garnered Freshman of the Year accolades.
Week 2 of the NCAA saw two more players join the 1,000/1,000 club. In addition, 10 players reached the 1,000 kill club and eight surpassed 1,000 career digs.
No. 23 Purdue, Tulsa roll through day one of the Purdue Reamer Club Xtra Special Volleyball Premier in West Lafayette, Ind., setting up a Saturday showdown.
Furman starts out 2018 as the SoCon league favorites, although a pair of others received first-place votes as well.
Thirty regular season matches, 11 home dates and four non-conference tournaments, including one in the confines of Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium, highlight the 2018 Wofford volleyball schedule.
Ten returning Academic All-Americans, including Penn State’s Haleigh Washington and Missouri State’s Lily Johnson in Division I, were among those honored with CoSIDA Academic All-District accolades.
UNCG’s Ashley Muench and Wofford’s Catie Cronister have been tabbed co-players of the year for the 2017 season, marking the first time in Southern Conference volleyball history that two student-athletes will share the award.
Tulsa libero Taylor Horsfall notched 8.3 digs per set, including a historic effort, in the Golden Hurricane’s five-set matches with UCF and USF.