Oregon pulled off maybe the upset of the tournament in downing Minnesota to finish the year in the VolleyMob Top 10.
San Diego has become the Cinderella of the tournament and now jumps into the top 25.
Saturday featured 12 matches with the winners earning a ticket to the Sweet 16 next weekend. Eight of the matches ended in sweeps, although two of those provided upsets as No. 9 Creighton and No. 11 USC fell to Washington and San Diego respectively.
Washington State Uses 3 Double-Digit Kill Efforts to Get Past Tennessee to First Sweet 16 Since 2002
The No. 16 seeded Washington State Cougars (23-9) defeated the Volunteers of Tennessee (26-6) Saturday evening to advance to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2002.
Washington State has a VM Top 20 showdown on their hands with Tennessee for a spot in the Sweet 16.
Top-ranked Stanford is in action to begin their title quest on night two of the first round of the NCAA DI Women’s Volleyball Tournament.
The 12-woman SEC volleyball Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts
Duke setter/outside hitter Andie Shelton averaged 5.7 assists, 2.9 kills, 1.8 digs and 1.10 blocks per set on a .377 hitting clip, while guiding the Blue Devils to a .287 effort in a pair of five-set wins and on to an NCAA Tournament at-large berth.
Tennessee’s Erica Treiber averaged 2.29 blocks per set in two wins en route to SEC Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week honors. Texas A&M’s Hollann Hans garnered Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Georgia’s Meghan Donovan and Mallory Hernandez were tabbed as Setter and Freshman of the Week.
Kentucky’s Leah Edmond was named Player of the Year, while teammate Gabby Curry was named Libero of the Year and Alli Stumler was named Freshman of the Year. Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors when to Arkansas’ Hailey Dirrigl.