KIRBY SMITH OF TRINITY UNIVERSITY, a senior outside hitter from Pilot Point, Texas, has been named SCAC Volleyball Defensive Co-Player-of-the-Week for matches played from Saturday, September 30th through Sunday, October 1st.
Smith shares the honor this week with Texas Lutheran's Jaci Chambers.
Smith was a defensive standout all weekend for the Tigers, grading out as one of the team's top passers. She tallied 41 total digs (3.42/set), finishing with a weekend-best 16 digs (5.33/set) in the win over Dallas to close out the tournament. She also had 17 kills and 13 digs in the win over Austin College.
In addition the digs, Smith finished the weekend with five blocks and averaged 3.08 kills/set in the four matches.
Other impressive performances in the SCAC:
Sophomore libero Jaci Chambers of Texas Lutheran University averaged 4.69 digs per set in the Bulldogs' four matches on the weekend. Senior defensive specialist Tatiana Ferrari of Austin College totaled 79 digs and 4 service aces on the week for the 'Roos. Senior middle blocker Piper Sisemore of Southwestern University averaged nearly one block per set with a team high of 16 blocks. Senior middle hitter Glenna Yancey of Colorado College had six total blocks for the Tigers as the team swept its four matches at the SCAC Cross Divisional, including victories over #4 Trinity and #5 Southwestern.
|Week 1||Sarah Mullens, Trinity University|
|Week 2||Rebekah Bowden, Austin College|
|Week 3||Brandi Campos, Southwestern University|
|Week 4||Brandi Campos, Southwestern University|
|Week 5||Jaci Chambers, Texas Lutheran University
Kirby Smith, Trinity University