Sep 3, 2013

Volleyball - Player of the Week - September 2, 2013

BIG EAST Player of the Week

Michelle Sicner, Creighton, S, Jr.
Sicner was named MVP of the Hampton Inn Invitational while leading the Bluejays to a pair of wins against teams that were picked to win their respective conferences. She averaged 11.57 assists, 3.43 digs, 1.71 kills and 0.86 blocks per set in victories over No. 13 BYU (WCC) and host Bowling Green (MAC). Sicner just missed a triple-double against BYU, compiling a career-high 43 assists along with 16 digs and eight kills while hitting .438 against BYU.

BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
Autumn Bailey, Marquette, OH, Fr.
Made the All-Tournament Team at the Hampton Inn Invitational after posting 5.00 kills and 3.33 digs per set in a win over host Bowling Green and a loss to No. 13 BYU. Led Marquette with 5.00 kills and 3.33 digs per set. Her 26 kills vs. BYU was the most at MU in seven years.

BIG EAST Honor Roll

Belle Obert, Butler, OH, Jr.
Obert was named MVP of the Cincinnati Invitational. She had 32 kills, 21 digs and 16 blocks. The Bulldogs lost only set while defeating Cincinnati, Morehead State and Tennessee.

Lauren Smith, Creighton, MB, Fr.
Made the All-Tournament Team at the Hampton Inn Invitational after hitting a league-high .531 in wins against Bowling Green and BYU. She had nine kills in 14 errorless swings to hit .643 against BYU in her first collegiate match.

Vesela Zapryanova, DePaul, S, Jr.
Helped the Blue Demons start 3-0. She led the team in attempts (67) and kills per set (3.67) while never hitting below .364 in wins over Providence, Chicago State and McNeese State.

Dani White, Georgetown, MB, Jr.
Named to the All-Tournament Team in the DC Challenge. She hit .301 over three matches and had 13 kills with just two errors (.440). GU beat George Mason and Howard, while losing to American.

Alex Smith, Xavier, MB, Sr.
Earned all-tournament honors at the Xavier Invitational while averaging 3.10 kills per set. XU lost to No. 7 Michigan before beating Northern Kentucky and sweeping Clemson.