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.
Portland and Pepperdine squared off in what was a wild week for the WCC that could continue throughout the season.
Pittsburgh continues to rack up wins and stay unbeaten as they slide up a spot in the latest VolleyMob Top 25.
Taryn Kloth helped provide a punch from the outsides of #13 Creighton in leading to a sweep of #17 Marquette.
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.
Georgetown’s Symone Speech earns BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, the first for the Hoyas this season, while Creighton’s Brittany Witt is the Bluejay’s third consecutive BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week winner.
Oregon State appears in the VolleyMob Top 25 for the first time in 2018, giving the Pac-12 eight ranked teams.
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.
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.