The quarterfinals for the Women’s NIVC are set after eight contests on Friday, including five set wins by Portland and UNLV. Action resumes Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Co-champion UNI middle blocker Piper Thomas took home the MVC’s Player of the Year honors, while Bradley’s Hannah Thompson earned the conference’s Freshman of the Year award. Illinois State’s Courtney Pence earned the league’s Libero of the Year honor, while her Redbird teammate Stef Jankiewicz was tabbed Setter of the Year.
This week’s Missouri Valley Conference Players of the Week are Bradley’s Erica Haslag, Illinois State’s Courtney Pence and Missouri State’s Amelia Flynn.
The UNI Panthers (12-0 MVC) are slated for a big week of Missouri Valley Conference play, taking on the league’s #2 and #3 teams in Illinois State and Bradley.
UNI continued its impressive streak to 9 wins in a row. The Panthers are perfect in Missouri Valley Conference play (9-0) and stand at 15-6 overall. Illinois State stayed in 2nd at 7-1 with a sweep of Loyola Saturday.
Nebraska’s Melissa Foecke is one of 30 players who have been nominated for the senior CLASS award.
This week’s Missouri Valley Conference Players of the Week are Bradley’s Erica Haslag and Missouri State’s Laynie Dake and Amelia Flynn.
Piper Thomas earned a spot on the MVC Preseason All-Conference Team as her Northern Iowa Panthers are the league’s predicted favorite.
Junior middle blocker McKyla Brooks nearly doubled her season output in kills and blocks per set in Stony Brook’s upset wins over top seeded Albany and No. 2 seed Binghamton en route to the America East Tournament Championship and NCAA berth.