Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson and Wichita State’s Giorgia Civita receive final weekly volleyball honors with offensive and defensive player of the week nods.
Student-athletes from all over the country declared their commitments to play collegiate volleyball by signing national letters of intent during the first day of the NCAA signing period on Wednesday.
UCF moved to 11-0, increasing its lead atop the conference standings as Cincinnati fell to Tulane. The Knights captured their 17th straight win and stayed perfect at home (12-0) with a four-set victory over SMU.
#25 UCF escaped a huge upset from Houston to stay atop the AAC standings.
Five American volleyball teams—UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Tulsa and Wichita State—remain undefeated in conference play after the first week of league action. ECU and Tulsa will each take on a midweek nonconference opponent before the race to the top of The American standings continues over the weekend.
Northern Kentucky’s Haley Libs recorded her 1,000th dig last weekend, earning membership into the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club, while seven players each reached 1,000 kills or 1,000 digs.
After a surprising loss to Villanova on Friday, #24 Utah recovered with wins over Temple and High Point to close out its stay at the Villanova Classic on Saturday.
Villanova improves to 6-1 on the season after defeating Utah in five sets.
Although they are sure to get some more company over the coming weeks, there are just six active players in the 1,000-kill/1,000 dig club with the two newest members joining the party last weekend.
In a weekend selected to celebrate 40 seasons with head coach Russ Rose at the helm of Penn State volleyball, the Nittany Lions did their best to honor his legacy of winning, posting a pair of sweeps en route to the Penn State Invitational title.