Baylor’s Shelly Fanning was a force at the net both offensively and defensively in wins over Iowa State and Kansas State en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
The redshirt junior middle blocker averaged 3.86 kills and 2.43 blocks per set, while hitting .511 in the victories. The Cypress, Texas, native posted 16 kills, nine blocks and an ace while hitting .577 in a four-set win over the Cyclones. She then notched 11 kills and eight blocks, while hitting .429 in a sweep of the Wildcats. For her efforts, Fanning also was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week.
Jess Schaben, Iowa State – Sr., OH
Averaged 6.00 kills, 3.25 digs and 1.00 blocks per set, while hitting .317; notched 26 kills, eight digs and four blocks, while hitting .344 in four-set loss against Baylor; posted 22 kills, 18 digs and four blocks while hitting .288 in four-set win vs. West Virginia; Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Mikaela Foecke, Nebraska – Sr., OH
Averaged 5.00 kills, 2.28 digs and 1.14 blocks per set, while hitting .413 against Iowa and Michigan; posted 13 kills, eight digs and three blocks while hitting .344 in a sweep against the Hawkeyes; notched 22 kills, eight digs and five blocks while hitting .465 in a four-set win against the Wolverines; Big Ten Player of the Week
Abbie Hughes, FIU – Fr., S
Averaged 7.43 assists, 3.86 digs and 2.14 kills per set while hitting .451; posted 19 assists, 11 digs and four kills while hitting .667 (4-0-6) in a sweep against Middle Tennessee; added 33 assists, 16 digs and 11 kills, while hitting .400 (11-1-25) in a four-set win over Rice; Conference USA Freshman of the Week
Abbi Klos, North Dakota State – Jr., L
Averaged 7.29 digs per set and made good on 97.4 percent of her serve receive chances (37 of 38); posted 38 digs and six assists in a four-set win over Oral Roberts; notched 13 digs in a 3-0 loss to South Dakota; Summit League Defensive Player of the Week
Haley Libs, Northern Kentucky – Sr., OH
Averaged 3.89 kills and 5.22 digs per set, while hitting .306; posted 14 kills, 10 digs and two aces, while hitting .297 in a four-set win over Oakland; notched 21 kills, 37 digs and three blocks while hitting .311 in a five-set win over Cleveland State; made good on 95 percent of serve reception tries (58 of 61); Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week
Madison Lilley, Kentucky – So., S
Averaged 13.17 assists, 2.67 digs and 1.50 kills per set, while team in .335 in sweep of Mississippi State and Alabama; posted 34 assists, five digs, four kills and two blocks as team hit .314 against the Bulldogs; added 45 assists, 11 digs and five kills while team hit .350 against the Crimson Tide; downed nine kills of her own on a .750 clip for the week; SEC Player and Setter of the Week
Samantha Drechsel, Washington – So., Opp.
Averaged 4.29 kills and 1.43 blocks per set, while hitting .455; posted 19 kills and five blocks, while hitting .545 in a four-set win over USC; notched 11 kills and five blocks, while hitting .318 in a sweep of UCLA; made good on 11 of 12 serve reception tries; Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
Sherridan Atkinson, Purdue – RS Sr., OH
Averaged 5.4 kills and 2.5 digs per set, while hitting .370; posted 26 kills, 14 digs and two blocks, while hitting .339 in a five-set loss against Wisconsin; notched 17 kills, six digs and a block while hitting .262 in a three-set loss to Minnesota.
Leisl Engelbrecht, Kennesaw State – Sr., MB
Averaged 3.14 kills and 2.00 blocks per set while hitting .452; tied match record for block assists with 10 vs. Lipscomb; managed 12 kills and 10 blocks for her first career double-double while hitting .360 (12-3-25) against Lipscomb; notched 10 kills and five blocks while hitting .588 (10-0-17) against Jacksonville; Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week
2018 Players of the Week
Nov. 6 – Jordan Thompson, Cincinnati
Oct. 30 – McKenna Melville, UCF
Oct. 23 – Lyndie Haddock-Eppich, BYU
Oct. 16 – Jordan Thompson, Cincinnati
Oct. 9 – Katie Forsythe, Loyola Maryland
Oct. 2 – Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota
Sept. 25 – Mariena Hayden, UNLV
Sept. 18 – Torrey Van Winden, Cal Poly
Sept. 11 – Kathryn Plummer, Stanford
Sept. 4 – Jordan Thompson, Cincinnati
Aug. 28 – Kaiulana Ahuna, UC Riverside