SoCon Tabs Clayton, Popovic, Deaton as Players of the Year
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.
Washington State Suffers First Loss; WKU Wins Tournament Title
Western Kentucky won its second straight tournament title, finishing 2-1 thanks to a five-set win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Meanwhile, #18 Washington State suffered its first loss of the season, falling to ETSU in five sets.
Washington State Stays Perfect, Martin Sets Blocks Record at WKU
No. 18 Washington State moved to 9-0 and ended the nation’s longest home win streak in the process, topping Northern Illinois and host Western Kentucky at the WKU Tournament on Friday.
It Ain’t Over: ETSU Rallies from Down 7-0 in Set 5 to Top Tennessee
East Tennesee State Bucs pulled off an amazing comeback, including a rally from down 7-0 in Set 5, to thrill the crowd of 2,016 inside Brooks Gym, and defeat Tennessee 21-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-19, 15-12.
Gamecocks Pick Up Program Win #800 with Sweep of Clemson
South Carolina claimed the title at its own Gamecock Invitational with a historic and momentous sweep of rival Clemson, marking the program’s 800th victory.
Furman Edges Out ETSU as SoCon Preseason Favorite; Full Awards & Predictions
Furman starts out 2018 as the SoCon league favorites, although a pair of others received first-place votes as well.
Cavanaugh Leads WKU, Skinner Paces Kentucky to NCAA Second Round Matchup
Senior outside hitter Alyssa Cavanaugh led the way for WKU with 18 kills, while senior right side Sydney Engle turned in a 11-kill, 13 dig double-double in WKU’s sweep of Notre Dame.
Breaking Down The Lexington Regional Pod Match Ups
Kentucky comes into the first round of the tournament as the unexpected #4 seed in the tournament while they have an easier than normal first two rounds they will see some struggles later on.