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.
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.
The 3rd-ranked Badgers notched a victory in 4 sets against Illinois State in Marquette Invitational action Saturday morning.
Green Bay survived in five sets while Illinois State took care of business as the two will cross paths in the NIVC Second Round.
#3 seed Illinois State and #5 seed Indiana State advance to the semifinals tomorrow; Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Recap (Day 1/Round 1)
Missouri Valley Conference regular season champion Missouri State has claimed two of the league’s top individual honors, as senior outside hitter Lily Johnson earned the league’s Player of the Year honor for the third-straight season, while her Bear teammate, junior Emily Butters has been named the Libero of the Year.
MATCH STATS Illinois State def. No. 19 Northern Iowa 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 25-18, 21-25, 15-12) Illinois State moves to 15-10,…
(RV) Missouri State followed up their five-set thriller Friday night against Bradley with a four-set victory over Illinois State to stay perfect in the MVC.
The Missouri Valley Conference has announced Illinois State’s Jaelyn Keene as this week’s Player of the Week.