Week 2 of the NCAA saw two more players join the 1,000/1,000 club. We shared their milestone days here.
As it stands, there are now 104 active players with 1,000 digs and 31 more waiting in the wings needed less than 100 saves to join the club.
On the kills front, the group is more select with just 45 members of the 1,000 kill club. Twenty-eight more players are approaching the milestone, needing less than 100 putaways to get there.
Charlotte’s Reeana Richardson needed 131 kills to reach 1,000 coming into the season, and with help from 71 in four Week 2 matches, the senior outside hitter is in with 1,005 total. Of the 16 players who have joined the 1000 kill club thus far in 2018, Richardson has come the farthest, although her team logged eight matches in the first two weeks.
Newest Players to 1,000 Kills
- Hailey Riede, Rider (1,015): Riede entered the week with 993 kills, but broke through with 22 in her team’s opening weekend action at the Crosstown Tournament in Easton, Pennsylvania. Riede reached the milestone as part of a 12-kill haul in the opener vs. Lehigh.
- Brenna McIlroy, Auburn (1,029): McIlroy managed 19 kills on opening weekend, leaving her just 5 away heading into the team’s Friday match against host Butler to open the Butler Invitational. She crushed 11 kills, part of 34 on the weekend, which moved her to 1,029 all-time.
- Peyton Caffrey, Florida State (1,046): After posting her first 964 kills at West Virginia, Caffrey transferred to FSU, where she managed 28 putaways on her opening weekend with the Seminoles, leaving her 8 away from the milestone putdown. Week 2 at the Colorado State Tournament saw her rain down 54 kills, including a team-best 12 vs. TCU to reach the milestone.
- Tatyana Battle, New Mexico State (1,021): Battle stood at 991 kills heading into Friday’s matches with FGCU and Eastern Kentucky at the Lobo Classic. She notched a team-leading 10 putaways vs. FGCU, part of a 21-kill haul on the weekend.
- Taryn Kloth, Creighton (1,024): Fifty-three kills on opening weekend pulled Kloth within 10 kills of the 1,000-kill club. Kloth turned in 34 kills at the SMU Doubletree Classic in Dallas, including 14 in the team’s sweep of NC State to reach 1000.
- Catie Cronister, Wofford (1,043): Cronister piled up 26 kills on opening weekend at the Purdue Reamer Club Premier. The junior needed just 11 more terminations on Week 2 but posted 54 to move to 1,043. She reached 1,000 kills with 12 against Tulane, becoming just the 12th Terrier to reach the milestone.
- Abby Thelen, Seton Hall (1,025): Thelen upped her career tally to 988 with 46 on opening weekend at the Blue & White Classic. The senior outside hitter needed 12 more and cracked 1,000 with 18 in the Seton Hall Classic opener vs. VCU. Thelen, who becomes the 11th SHU player to eclipse 1000, posted 37 kills on the weekend.
- Kendra Dahlke, Arizona (1,042): Dahlke registered 67 kills on the Wildcats’ opening weekend in Sacramento, leaving her just 12 away. As the Wildcats hosted the Cactus Classic, Dahlke worked her magic to the tune of 54 putaways, including the milestone kill amongst 18 in the team’s first match vs. Lipscomb.
- Deja Harris, San Diego State (1,005): Harris needed 19 kills stand at the Cactus Classic to join the club and posted 23 on the weekend (1,004). An eight-kill effort in the weekend finale vs. Lipscomb put her over the 1,000 plateau.
- Veronica ‘Roni’ Jones Perry, BYU (1,027): Jones Perry was just 22 away from joining the 1,000 kill club as BYU hosted its home Nike Invitational. She notched 49 kills on the weekend en route to AVCA Player of the Week nods, including 20 in an upset of No. 1 Stanford which pushed her career tally past 1000.
Approaching 1,000 Kills
|Autumn Lockley, Incarnate Word||990|
|Cara Guthrie, UNC Asheville||982|
|Taylor Mims, Washington State||975|
|McKyla Brooks, Stony Brook||974|
|Sabryn Roberts, Boise State||974|
|Sarah Sharp, Idaho||973|
|Lucia Babic, UMES||970|
|Taylor Leath, Penn State (North Carolina)||970|
|Samantha Anderson, Central Arkansas||969|
|Kortney Lockey, Northern Colorado||968|
|Jordan Smith, Eastern Michigan||967|
|Gaby Alicea, Binghamton||965|
|Krista Boesing, Samford||964|
New 1,000 Dig Club Members
- Tasia Taylor, Utah State (1,030): Taylor was just one dig away from 1,000 after notching 69 saves at the Sacramento State tournament on opening weekend. She notched 31 saves on the weekend, including 16 in Friday’s match with Texas-Rio Grande Valley, to push to 1,030 overall.
- Amanda Carroll, FGCU (1,002): Carroll was just three digs away from joining the 1,000-1,000 Club. Carroll entered the year with 1,354 kills and 969 digs. On Friday, she became just the sixth player in school history to eclipse 1,000 digs and just the second 1000/1000 club member.
- Miranda Elpers, Chattanooga (1,008): Elpers registered 27 digs at the Tennessee Classic on opening weekend, moving to 974. She added 34 saves at the Mocs’ home Chattanooga Classic including 10 in the finale against North Alabama to boost her career tally to 1,008.
- Kylie Grandy, Southern Miss (1,005) – Grandy posted 14 digs to push her season tally to 72 and not only put her in the 1,000 dig club, but in the even more elite 1,000/1,000 club combining kill and dig milestones. Grandy notched a 20-kill, 14-dig double-double in a five-set loss to Ole Miss on Sunday to put her name among elite company.
- Lauren Sauer, South Dakota (1,008) – Sauer reached 1,000 with 11 digs vs. Northern Colorado on Saturday. She has posted 71 saves in 2018, including 33 last weekend.
- Taylor Smith, Eastern Illinois (1,022) – Smith broke through with 11 saves vs. Illinois State on Friday, part of a 30 save tally on the week.
- Blessing Dunn, New Orleans (1,010) – Dunn started the year with 904 digs and join the 1,000 dig club with 16 saves in the Privateers’ weekend finale vs. USC Upstate.
Approaching 1,000 Digs
|Nicole Rightnowar, Purdue Fort Wayne||998|
|Carol Raffety, Virginia Tech||991|
|Ginny Gerig, Austin Peay||988|
|Montana Watts, SMU||984|
|Tiyana Hallums, Gonzaga||980|
|Allyssa Rizzo, Montana State||978|
|Jordan Anderson, Northern Arizona||972|
|Anne Hughes, Eastern Illinois||972|
|Megan Klavitter, Chicago State||968|
|Kristin Kingi, Bryant||968|
|Vanessa Buman, Green Bay||964|
|Kirstyn Sperry, Bryant||963|
|Jade Tingelhoff, Cincinnati||958|
|Haley Libs, Northern Kentucky||951|
|Mady Ruhlman, Memphis||950|
|Hana Lishman, Pepperdine||947|
|Hayley Dotseth, South Dakota||943|
|Lindsey Vander Weide, Oregon||941|
|Brooke Peters, Purdue||939|
|Mia Heirakuji, Temple||935|
|Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota||935|
|Kenzie Maloney, Nebraska||932|
|Kat Miller, Quinnipiac||927|
|Taylor Takeda, Butler||926|
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