VolleyMob Player of the Week: Colorado’s Alexa Smith

  0 Wendy Mayer | September 19th, 2017 | ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News, Pac 12, SEC

Colorado outside hitter Alexa Smith is this week’s VolleyMob National Player of the Week after an outstanding all-around effort in wins over Xavier and No. 18 Colorado State.

The Colorado Springs, Colorado, native who was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, averaged 4.56 kills and 3.33 digs per set, while hitting at a .241 clip. The junior managed a 16-kill, 15-dig double-double against Xavier and racked up 25 kills and 15 digs, while hitting a .310 clip in the upset of the Rams. The win, which saw Colorado come back from a 2-0 deficit, was the team’s first in Moby Arena since 1995.



Honorable Mentions

Katie Staiger – Baylor

Big 12 Offensive  Player of the Week; Baylor Classic MVP; Set Baylor all-time rally scoring kill record with 1,570; 6.18 kills per set vs. LSU, TexJas State and UTSA with double doubles in each match


Kia Bright – UCF

3.67 kills per set, while hitting at a .340 clip and adding 4.83 dig per set in two wins vs. Virginia; American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week


Carli Snyder – Florida

Averaged 4.10 kills, 3.10 digs and 0.90 aces per set while hitting .291; Posted two double-doubles – 10K, 11D vs. Northern Kentucky; 19K, 11 digs vs. Lipscomb; 9 aces


Taylor Mims – Washington State

4.82 kills, 2.82 digs per set while hitting .271; also added four blocks, three aces against Tennessee State, Chattanooga and Missouri State en route to all-tournament team honors at Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational


Giorgia Civita  – Wichita State

7.86 digs, 0.14 aces and 1.43 assists per set; tallied 29 digs, seven assists vs. #8 Creighton; 26 digs in three sets vs. Iowa State


Hali Hillegas – Iowa State

75 digs, 5.76 digs per set;  Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for third straight week


Jessica Lucas – Western Kentucky

11.23 assists, 2.46 digs, 1.00 kills per set; Conference USA Setter of the Week


Other Notables

Janell Sparks – Charlotte

Stephanie Samedy – Minnesota

Kallie Seimet – Bowling Green

Sam Fry – Notre Dame

MacKenzi Welsh – Michigan

Jasmine Gross – Pepperdine

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About Wendy Mayer

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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