WKU’s Alyssa Cavanaugh Picks Up C-USA Player Of The Week

  0 Carly DeMarque | October 10th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News

Western Kentucky’s Alyssa Cavanaugh picks up this week’s Conference USA Player of the Week honors. Also being honored this week are Rice’s Grace Morgan and Madison McDaniel along with Charlotte’s Sydney Rowan.

Player of the Week

Alyssa Cavanaugh – Western Kentucky – senior

Cavanaugh helped Western Kentucky to their 30th straight conference win this week. She posted 24 kills as the team topped South Mississippi in three for an average of 8.00 kills per set. This feat tied for fourth-most in a three-set match this season. Additionally, she hit for .476 in the match and added two aces.

Defensive Player of the Week

Grace Morgan – Rice – sophomore

Morgan blocked 1.62 balls per set this week as Rice won against Florida Atlantic and FIU. Against Florida Atlantic, she posted eight blocks, three digs and 16 kills on a .615 hitting percentage. In the team’s win over FIU she posted another five blocks and 12 kills in the win.

Setter of the Week

Madison McDaniel – Rice – senior

This is McDaniel’s seventh C-USA Setter of the Week honor after posting two double-doubles this week. Against Florida Atlantic, she dished out 50 assists and picked up 12 digs while adding another three blocks and four kills to her tally. McDaniel recorded 36 assists, 19 digs, five kills and three blocks in the team’s sweep over FIU.

Freshman of the Week

Sydney Rowan – Charlotte – freshman

Rowan helped Charlotte to their lone conference win this week posting 18 kills for an average of 4.5 kills per set on a .500 hitting performance while adding 14 digs, two blocks and three aces. This is the second weekly honor of her career.

2017 C-USA Offensive Players of the Week
8/28    Amanda Chamberlain, North Texas
9/4      Tatyana Thomas, Charlotte
9/11    Alyssa Cavanaugh, WKU
9/18    Janell Sparks, Charlotte
9/25    Grace Morgan, Rice | Jac’cara Walker, Marshall
10/9    Alyssa Cavanaugh, WKU

2017 C-USA Defensive Players of the Week
8/28    Yumi Garcia, Charlotte
9/4      Yumi Garcia, Charlotte
9/11    Rachel Anderson, WKU
9/18    Sydney Engle, WKU
9/25    Sydney Engle, WKU
10/9    Grace Morgan, Rice

2017 C-USA Setter of the Week
8/28    Sarah Bell, Southern Miss
9/4      Jessica Lucas, WKU
9/11    Jessica Lucas, WKU
9/18    Jessica Lucas, WKU
9/25    Jessica Lucas, WKU
10/9    Madison McDaniel, Rice

2017 C-USA Freshman of the Week
8/28    Nicole Lennon, Rice
9/4      Chandler Marshall, Southern Miss
9/11    Sydney Rowan, Charlotte
9/18    Nicole Lennon, Rice
9/25    Nicole Lennon, Rice
10/9    Sydney Rowan, Charlotte

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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