VolleyMob Player of the Week: Katie Forsythe, Loyola Maryland

  0 Wendy Mayer | October 09th, 2018 | Big East, Big West, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, Missouri Valley Conference, News, SEC

Loyola Maryland’s Katie Forsythe racked up three 30-plus dig efforts and was perfect on serve receive en route to VolleyMob’s Week 7 Player of the Week honor.

The freshman libero averaged 8.15 digs per set and made good on all 50 of her serve reception chances. She posted 30 digs in 3-1 loss to American, added 34 digs in a five-set win over Army and wrapped up weekend with 42 digs in a four-set match vs. Holy Cross. The Perry, Ohio’ native’s 42-dig haul is a school record and the second most in Patriot League history (rally scoring era). The three efforts make her the first ever Loyola player to notch three straight 30-plus dig performances. Forsythe snapped her own school record of 41 from the team’s Aug. 25 five-set match vs. Towson.  The rookie also added 17 assists and two aces on the week en route to Patriot League Rookie of the Week nods.

Honorable Mention

Rachel Giustino, Murray State – Jr., OH

Averaged 5.17 kills and 5.17 digs per set while hitting .256; made good on 34 of 36 serve reception tries (88.8 percent); notched 17-kill, 14-dig double-double to go with two assists and two aces, while hitting .341 vs. SIUE; added 14 kills, 17 digs, two assists and two aces in a sweep of Eastern Illinois, while hitting .178; Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week

Madelyn Cole, Creighton – Jr., S

Averaged 14.00 assists, 4.17 digs, 1.17 blocks and 0.83 kills per set, while leading the Bluejays to a .317 hitting effort on the weekend; notched 43 assists, 10 digs, four kills, a block and an ace as the team hit .298 vs. Seton Hall; dished out 41 assists, 15 digs, six blocks, one ace, one kill as team hit .336 vs. St. John’s

Haylie Keck, Idaho State – Jr., L

Averaged 8.00 digs per set; posted career-best 38 digs against Weber State, third on ISU’s match records list; tallied 18 digs in a sweep of Northern Colorado; made good on 33 of 34 serve reception chances (.971); tacked on six assists and an ace; Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week

Karlie Taylor, Northern Iowa – Jr., OH

Averaged 5.86 kills, 3.57 digs per set, while hitting .283; posted 18 kills, 11 digs, two blocks while hitting .282 against Illinois State; notched 23 kills, 14 digs and an ace while hitting .278 vs. Bradley; Missouri Valley Player of the Week

Emily Stroup, Ole Miss – Jr., OH

Averaged 5.00 kills and 4.60 digs per set, while hitting .225; posted 20 kills and 22 digs, while hitting .129 in a five-set loss to Arkansas; added 30 kills, 24 digs and two aces, while hitting .313 in a five-set win over LSU; 30 kills vs. LSU set program rally scoring record and a career high; made good on all 64 serve reception attempts

Other Notables

Claire Archibald, Iona – Sr., OH

Averaged 4.50 kills and 4.75 digs per set, while hitting .273; made good on 83 of 86 serve reception chances (96.5 percent); tallied 23 kills and a career-high 35 digs while hitting .316 vs. Rider on Wednesday; added nine kills, eight digs and two aces, while hitting .182 at Siena; ended the week with a 22-kill, 14-dig effort while hitting .265 at Marist

Kaylie Jorgenson, Northern Arizona –29 RS Sr., OH

Averaged 5.00 digs and 3.83 kills per set, while hitting .351; downed 12 kills and added 14 digs while hitting .478 in a sweep of Montana State; posted 11 kills and 16 digs while hitting .265 in a sweep of Montana; made good on 46 of 48 serve reception tries (95.8 percent); Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week

Bri Greenlee, Oral Roberts – Jr., RS

Averaged 3.00 blocks and 1.50 kills per set; posted five kills and 13 blocks while hitting .214 in a four-set win over Purdue Fort Wayne; added 11 blocks and seven kills, while hitting .429 in a four-set win over Western Illinois; Summit League Defensive Player of the Week

Torrey Van Winden, Cal Poly – Jr, OH

Averaged 7.25 kills, 3.5 digs and 1.00 blocks per set, while hitting .344 in a four-set win over Hawaii; made good on all 17 serve reception tries; notched 29 kills, 14 digs and four blocks in the match; Big West Player of the Week

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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