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.
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 starts out 2018 as the SoCon league favorites, although a pair of others received first-place votes as well.
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.
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.
After sweeping Wofford in three-sets (25-21, 25-12, 26-24), the ETSU volleyball team won the 2017 Southern Conference Volleyball Championship.
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.
Samford’s Taylor Anderton and ETSU’s Marija Popovic have been named Southern Conference volleyball offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively, for matches played Oct. 23-29, the conference office announced Monday.