MAC Volleyball Players of the Week

Updated 10/25/1999
MAC Pepsi Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Melissa Lewis, Bowling Green (Sr., OH)

Mansfield, Ohio (Mansfield HS)

Lewis, who propelled the Falcons to three wins last week, averaged 4.67 kills per game and hit .321 (56-14-131) for Bowling Green, which currently has an eight-match winning streak. The senior outside hitter had 15 kills and hit .424 in a non-league win at Oakland and had 15 kills, 19 digs and three blocks in a four-game win at Kent. Lewis concluded the week with a 26-kill, 13-dig performance against Akron, helping the Falcons come back from a two games to zero deficit.

Jen Nowak, Western Michigan (Jr., S)

St. Charles, Ill. (St. Charles HS)

Nowak quarterbacked the Broncos to three league wins, which improved the Broncos' win streak to 11 straight. The junior setter averaged 13.45 assists, 1.09 kills, 2.27 digs and 0.27 blocks per game. Nowak, who is second in the MAC in assists per game (13.50), had 68 assists in a four-game win at Miami, in addition to six kills and 10 digs. Nowak also had 44 assists versus Marshall and 36 in a sweep of Ohio, to go with 10 digs.

MAC Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 6 -- Julie Zylka, Ball State Sept. 13 -- Carrie McEnery, Kent Sept. 20 -- Mandy Whitfield, W. Michigan Sept. 27 -- Zakiya Pope, W. Michigan Oct. 4 -- Emily Sallee, Ball State Traci Morin, W. Michigan Oct. 11 -- Melissa Lewis, Bowling Green Oct. 18 -- Tenisha Williams, N. Illinois Oct. 25 -- Melissa Lewis, Bowling Green Jen Nowak, W. Michigan

MAC Pepsi Defensive Player of the Week

Susie Meshberger, Ball State (So., MA)

Linn Grove, Ind. (South Adams HS)

In two matches, Meshberger averaged 2.43 blocks per game for Ball State, which picked up wins at home against Buffalo and Northern Illinois and have won six straight. Meshberger had six blocks (1 BS, 5 BA) versus Buffalo and added 11 (3 BS, 8 BA) against the Huskies, which marked the fourth-highest total in a four-game match in team history. In addition, the sophomore added 20 kills and hit .600 (20-2-30) for the week.

MAC Defensive Player of the Week
Sept. 6 -- Mandy Swick, Northern Illinois Sept. 13 -- Lori Kemerer, Bowling Green Sept. 20 -- Julie Zylka, Ball State Sept. 27 -- Julie McDivitt, Akron Oct. 4 -- Susie Meshberger, Ball State Oct. 11 -- Alissia Thompson, Miami Oct. 18 -- Wendy Williams, Marshall Carrie McEnery, Kent Oct. 25 -- Susie Meshberger, Ball State