West Division Offensive
Player of the Week
Victoria Randolph, Eastern
Michigan, Sr., OH, Cincinnati, Ohio / Mount Notre Dame
led the Eagles to their first road victory of the 2009 season as the Eagles
upended Central Michigan, Oct. 29, at the Rose Center. In seven sets this
weekend, she tallied a team-best 28 kills in 73 swings for a .342 hitting
percentage. She also racked up 21 digs. Against both CMU and Ohio, Randolph
paced the Eagles with 14 put-a-ways in both matches to lead the Green and
White’s offensive attack.
Offensive Player of the Week
Andrea Atteberry, Miami, Sr., Setter, Schererville, Ind./Lake Central
Andrea had a great week as she averaged an impressive 10.62 assists per set.
Against Buffalo, she had her second career triple-double (both this season)
when she put down 10 kills, 55 assists and 12 digs. She won several battles
with the blocker at the front of the net and helped Miami win the match in five
sets by putting the ball down for the free kill. She was also strong with 33
assists and three kills in straight set win over Akron the night before. She
made smart decisions on when to attack, as she hit .476 for the week.
Ellen Herman, Ohio,
Sr., OH, Toledo, Ohio/Central Catholic
Herman hit a superb .340 for the week with 39 kills (5.57 per set) with two
assists and two aces. She combined that with a 13 dig, seven block performance
on the defensive end to go with 45.0 points (6.43 per set). Herman had her
ninth double-double of the season with 26 kills and 10 digs in the win over
Eastern Michigan. Herman's 45 points also made her Ohio's career leader in the
category as she now sports 2004.5 points.
Defensive Player of the Week
Ashley Turnage, Western Michigan, So., MB, Schoolcraft, Mich./Lawton
Ashley Turnage averaged 2.17 blocks per set with 13 total blocks to lead WMU to
sweeps of Ball State and Toledo. Turnage started the weekend with 1 solo block
and four assisted blocks against the Cardinals. She followed with the best
blocking match of her career against Toledo. She had two solo blocks,
career-high six assisted blocks for a career-high eight total blocks. With
Turnage leading the way, WMU averaged 3.50 blocks per set and 17.17 digs per
set, while holding opponents to .061 hitting, including -.014 hitting by Ball
East Division Defensive
Player of the Week
Sarah Petrulis, Ohio, Sr., DS, Westlake, Ohio/Magnificat
Petrulis is now just 66 digs shy of 1,000 for her career after posting 34 this
week (4.86 per set). She also had five assists and pair of aces on the
offensive end, while registering a kill in her only attempt.
Additional Nomiees for Offensive Player of the Week
Kara Smith, Akron,
Sr., Setter, Secor, Ill. (El Paso-Gridley)
Senior setter Kara Smith posted a stellar contest against Bowling Green
Saturday night putting up a double-double grabbing 39 assists adding 13 digs.
Smith also added one block assist, one service ace and one kill. In the sweep
of the BGSU, the Zips posted over a .300 hitting percentage in each set
finishing with a .325 combined mark.
Julie Breivogel, Ball
State, Sr., OH, Boonville, Ind./Boonville
Julie Breivogel paced the Ball State offense with 23 kills over two matches
last week. After tallying five kills at Western Michigan, Breivogel came to
life with 18 kills in BSU’s three-set victory over the Huskies Saturday night.
Breivogel, who also hit for a .378 (18-4-37) rate of success versus NIU,
finished the week with a 3.83 kills-per-set average.
Buffalo, Jr., MB, Littleton, CO/Chatfield
Lueders led the team with a .444 hitting percentage on the week. Lueders averaged eight kills a match for the
Bulls as she helped UB secure its 15th win of the season at Canisius. Lueders also led the Bulls to a near upset of
Miami on Saturday evening.
Central Michigan, Jr., Livonia, Mich./Livonia-Churchill
Junior Lauren Krupsky finished with 26 kills in six sets (4.33) last weekend,
helping CMU to a 1-1 week. She finished with 11 kills against Eastern Michigan
and 15 against Kent State, as well as two aces against the Golden Flashes. The
outside hitter added three blocks to finish with a team-high 30.5 points on the
Northern Illinois, Sr., OH, Sylvania, Ohio/Northview
Meagan Schoenrock tallied 25 kills (4.17/set) and three aces over the weekend
to help NIU go 1-1 ... In NIU's 3-0 win over Toledo, she had 14 kills and three
aces ... Against Ball State, she had 11 kills ... She has now had double-figure
kills in 11 straight matches.
Toledo, So., OH, Lincoln University, PA
Cassie Kleespies led the Rockets with a .355 attack percentage and also posted
2.67 kills per set. Her top performance came against MAC West Division-leading
Western Michigan when she tied for the team lead with nine kills and registered
a .400 ATK%.
Ashley Turnage, Western Michigan, So.,
MB, Schoolcraft, Mich./Lawton
Ashley Turnage was Western Michigan's top hitter with a .444 attack
percentage in a pair of weekend sweeps. Turnage averaged 2.50 kills per set and
3.83 points per set for the Brown and Gold. Turnage's top match came against
Toledo when she produced a career-high 12 kills and career-high .647 attack
percentage, in addition to a career-high eight blocks.
Additional Nominees for Defensive Player of the Week
Akron, Fr., Libero, Stow, Ohio/Stow
Freshman Chelsea Harvey led UA on the defensive side of the ball in the
Zips sweep of Bowling Green Saturday posting 13 digs in the backcourt.
Alyssa Rio, Ball
State, Jr., Libero, Wayne, Ill./St. Francis
Alyssa Rio helped guide Ball State to a weekend spilt with a team-high 25 digs
over two matches. In Friday’s loss at WMU, she tallied 10 digs, while adding a
match-high 15 digs in the sweep over the Huskies. Her final three digs versus
Northern Illinois allowed her to climb to fourth in program history with 1,312
career digs. Rio averaged 4.17 digs-per-set for the week. She also handed out
seven assists, including six at NIU.
Tori Beckman, Buffalo, Fr., Libero, Kansas
City, MO/Park Hill
Beckman added another 50 digs to her team-leading season total. Beckman now has 444 digs on the season. Beckman had 28 digs in UB's five set loss to
Miami on Saturday night. Beckman also
had five service aces on the week, the most of anyone on the team. In addition to leading the team in digs, she
is second in service aces and assists.
Central Michigan, Sr., Libero, Cincinnati, Ohio./Mount Notre Dame
Senior libero Alexis Lonneman finished with 36 digs in six sets (6.00) last
week and was a perfect 24-for-24 in service receptions. The Cincinnati native
is also closing in on CMU's all-time digs record. She has 1,929 career digs,
just 67 shy of CMU's program record of 1,996. The senior had 28 digs against
Eastern Michigan and eight against Kent State.
Lisa Treadway, Miami,
Fr., Libero, Dayton, Ohio/Chaminade Julienne
Was as usual the team's leading digger over the weekend. Averaged 3.62 digs
per set over the two matches. Recorded 18 digs in the Miami's dramatic 3-2
victory over Buffalo on Saturday. Led the RedHawks with 11 digs the night
before in straight set win over Akron. Helped hold the opponents to a .190 hitting
percentage for the weekend. Also helped offensively with four service aces.
Northern Illinois, Jr., Libero, St. Charles, Ill./North
Maddie Hughes totaled 27 digs (4.50/set) and had no errors in 28 reception
attempts as she helped NIU split its last home weekend of the regular season. In
NIU's 3-0 win over Toledo, she had 15 digs and no errors in 18 reception
attempts. Against Ball State, she had 12
digs and no errors in 10 reception attempts. She has now had double-figure digs
in 18 straight matches and has only had two matches all year without
Sarah Wilson, Toledo,
Sr., MB, Findlay, OH
Sarah Wilson led the Rockets with 0.75 blocks per set and posted a .333 ATK% in
UT's weekend action. In Toledo's match vs. NIU, she tallied three blocks in
addition to 10 kills and a .368 ATK%.