All the NCAA POWs, VCU beats JMU, No. 15 Cal Poly opens Big West play

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Navy's Katie Patrick Patrick averaged 2.42 kills and 1.17 blocks and hit .400 and is the Patriot League POW/Navy photo

With all 32 conferences — from the ACC to the West Coast Conference — reporting, this is your weekly POW roundup.

We also have a result of Monday’s only NCAA Division I women’s volleyball match plus a look at some of the key matches Tuesday as preseason ends and conference play begins.

You can look forward every Tuesday to the VolleyballMag.com roundup of the POWs around the country.

POWs, of course, are players of the week, and we will do our best to list the honorees from all 32 Division I conferences here.

Monday-Tuesday: There was one match Monday as VCU of the Atlantic 10 held off visiting James Madison of the Colonial 25-21, 21-25, 23-25, 25-23, 17-15.

VCU (7-5) was led by Vicky Giommarini, who had 19 kills, 10 digs, two aces and a block. JMU (8-3) got 14 kills from M’Kaela White, who had nine blocks, a dig and an ace.

There are 22 matches on the NCAA schedule Tuesday, including the Big West opener with No. 15 Cal Poly at home for UC Davis. There are three other Big West matches.

Also, Oregon State of the Pac-12 plays host to Seattle of the WAC and Kansas of the Big 12 is home for Drake of the Missouri Valley Conference. North Carolina of the ACC added a match against Elon of the Colonial. UNC had two matches canceled last week because of Hurricane Florence and Elon had three matches canceled.

A handful of in-state matchups are on the NCAA slate as the preseason ends for everyone.

As always, VolleyballMag.com has the TV and streaming listings for every NCAA Division I match that is being shown.

Georgia Tech freshman OH Mariana Brambila is the ACC POW.

ACC
Player of the week: Georgia Tech junior MB Kodie Comby
Freshman: Georgia Tech freshman OH Mariana Brambila
Worth noting: Comby averaged 2.11 kills and hit .484 in two victories, while Brambila averaged 3.33 kills and 2.89 digs.
The complete ACC release

Big 12
Offensive: Kansas State senior OH Kylee Zumach
Defensive: West Virginia sophomore MB Katie DeMeo
Rookie: Kansas State freshman RS Gloria Mutiri
Worth noting: Zumach averaged 4.86 kills while hitting .463. DeMeo had 23 blocks, four solo, while Mutiri averaged 3.0 kills and 3.0 digs while hitting .327.
The complete Big 12 release

Big Ten
Player: Illinois junior OH Jacqueline Quade
Defensive: Nebraska freshman MB Callie Schwarzenbach
Setter: Illinois junior Jordyn Poulter
Freshman: Penn State RS Jonni Parker
Worth noting: Quade averaged 4.9 kills in three wins, hitting .379. Schwarzenbach averaged 2.7 blocks in three wins, including 13 against New Mexico. Poultler averaged 11.7 assists and had 27 digs, eight blocks and four aces. And Parker hit .373 while averaging 3.2 kills and also had 11 digs, five aces, nine blocks and four assists in three matches.
The complete Big Ten release

Pac-12
Offensive: Stanford junior OH Kathryn Plummer
Defensive: Stanford junior L Morgan Hentz
Freshman: Oregon State freshman S Maddie Sheehan
Worth noting: Plummer and Hentz won for the second straight week after the Cardinal beat Texas twice. Plummer averaged 4.43 kills while hitting .303 and she also averaged 2.86 digs in seven sets. Hentz averaged 5.43 digs and had just one reception error in the two matches. Sheehan averaged 9.58 assists and almost one block in two wins.
The complete Pac-12 release

Southeastern Conference
Offensive: LSU sophomore OH Taylor Bannister
Co-Defensive: Florida senior MB Taelor Kellum
Setter: Georgia junior Meghan Donovan
Freshman: Auburn L Bella Rosenthall
Worth noting: Bannister averaged 5.56 kills, which included 36 kills against SMU, second most in a five-set match in LSU history. Kelly had 22 blocks in four wins.
Donovan won for the second straight week and Rosentall is the second straight Auburn player to win. Donovan averaged 12.3 assists and Rosenthall had five digs per set.
The complete SEC release

America East
Player: Hartford junior MB Jenna Bridges
Co-Setter: Stony Brook junior LeAnne Sakowicz
Co-Setter: Hartford sophomore Megan Anderson
Defensive specialist: Stony Brook sophomore L Kiani Kerstetter
Rookie: Binghamton freshman S Kiara Adams
Worth noting: Bridges 4.70 kills per set, 0.70 blocks per set and 1.0 digs per set in 2-1 week. Sakowicz averaged 10.54 assists per set, while Anderson averaged 10.80 assists. Kerstetter averaged 4.72 digs. Adams averaged 6.8 assists and had 25 digs in four matches.
The complete America East release

American Athletic
Offensive: Cincinnati junior OH Jordan Thompson, also the AVCA national POW
Defensive: USF senior L Jordan Pingel
Worth noting: There’s been no stopping Thompson, who won for the third week in a row. She averaged 7.45 kills while hitting .394, which included 32 kills against Xavier and 35 more against Indiana. Pingel averaged 5.18 digs in three wins.
The complete American Athletic release

Atlantic Sun
Player of the week: Kennesaw State sophomore OH Lauren Chastang
Defensive: Stetson junior OH Eva Deisa
Freshman: Stetson OH Dani Ballou
Worth noting: Chatang won for the second time this season as she averaged 3.3 kills per set last week. Deisa set the Stetson single-match record with 35 digs against Chicago State. And Ballou averaged 1.61 kills and had 10 digs in four matches.
The complete ASUN release

Atlantic 10
Player of the week: Dayton senior OH Lauren Bruns
Defensive: Fordham junior L Morgan Williams
Rookie: George Washington freshman L Bella Bowman
Worth noting: Bruns won for the second straight week after averaging 4.77 kills while hitting .322. Williams averaged 4.79 digs in four matches. Bowman averaged 4.36 digs.
The complete A-10 release

Big East
Player of the week: Georgetown senior MB Symone Speech
Defensive: Creighton junior DS Brittany Witt
Freshman: St. John’s OH Efronsini Alexakou
Worth noting: Speech hit .449 in three matches, averaging 3.7 kills. Witt averaged 5.4 digs, while Alexakou averaged 3.69 kills while hitting .314 in three wins. She also averaged 1.92 digs.
The complete Big East release

Lily Dempsey is the Big South POW /USC Upstate Athletic Communications

Big South
Player of the week: USC Upstate sophomore RS Lily Dempsey
Defensive: UNC Asheville senior L Madisen Zyburt
Freshman: High Point OH Madison Smith
Worth noting: Dempsey averaged 3.0 kills and 1.75 digs and had nine blocks in two wins. Zyburt averaged 8.25 digs, while Smith led the league by hitting .415 while averaging 3.0 kills and .71 digs..
The complete Big South release

Big Sky
Offensive: Montana State junior OH Evi Wilson
Defensive: Montana State junior L Allyssa Rizzo
Worth noting: Wilson averaged 3.50 kills and hit .333 in two wins. Teammate Rizzo had averaged 5.5 digs.
The complete Big Sky release

Big West
Player of the week: Cal Poly junior OH Torrey Van Winden
Defensive: UC Davis junior L Ally Reyes
Freshman: Long Beach State OH Allison Martinez
Worth noting: Van Winden won for the second straight week and fourth time in her career after hitting .453 in 10 sets. She averaged 6.0 kills, 2.3 digs, .90 blocks and .30 aces. Reyes averaged 5.38 digs in two matches, while Martinez hit .577 in two wins. She totaled 24 kills and five blocks.
The complete Big West release

Colonial Athletic Association
Offensive: Hofstra junior OH Laura Masciullo
Defensive: Towson senior libero Anna Holehouse
Rookie: Hofstra freshman L Maddie Appleton
Worth noting: Masciullo averaged 4.47 kills in four matches, including 28 against Columbia. Holehouse became Towson’s all-time digs leader and averaged 6.75 for the week. Appleton had 68 digs 12 assists and four aces in four matches.
The complete Colonial release

Conference USA
Co-Offensive: Rice sophomore OH Nicole Lennon
Co-Offensive: WKU junior RS Sophia Cerino
Defensive: Marshall junior L Amber Weber
Setter: Florida Atlantic senior Ivone Martinez
Freshman: Marshall S Gabrielle Coulter
Worth noting: Lennon averaged 4.33 kills and hit .355 in three wins. Cerino hit .460 and had eight blocks and seven aces in 12 sets. Weber averaged 8.27 digs. Martinez not only averaged 14.22 assists, but also 3.1 digs. And Coulter averaged 11.64 assists.
The complete C-USA release

Horizon League
Offensive: Northern Kentucky senior OH Haley Libs
Defensive: Milwaukee freshman L Jess Grabowski
Worth noting: Libs won for the second straight week as she averaged 3.55 kills and hit .282 in a 3-0 week. She also picked up 3.37 digs per set. Grabowski averaged 7.1 digs.
The complete Horizon release

Ivy League
Player: Columbia junior MB Chichi Ikwuazom
Rookie: Brown freshman S Kristin Seller
Worth noting: Ikwuazom had 54 kills and 12 blocks while hitting .400 in a 3-1 week. Sellers put up 117 assists and had 40 digs in three matches.
The complete Ivy League release

Metro Atlantic
Player of the week: Fairfield junior OH Mayda Garcia
Libero: Fairfield senior Taylor Rudeen
Rookie: Fairfield freshman Alexis Rich
Worth noting: Garcia repeated as Fairfield went 3 for 3. Garcia averaged 5.12 kills and 4.0 digs. Rudeen averaged 5.12 digs, while Rich averaged 10.75 assists and 2.12 digs.
The complete MAAC release

Mid-American
MAC East offensive: Akron junior MB Ashley Richardson
MAC West offensive: NIU senior MB Meg Wolowicz
MAC East defensive: Bowling Green senior L Kallie Seimet
MAC West defensive: Ball State senior MB Meg Starling
MAC East setter: Buffalo sophomore Tia Gleason
MAC West setter: Toledo senior Carly Townsend
Worth noting: Richardson had 29 kills in two wins, with just one attack error in 43 swings. She hit .651 and also had three aces and four blocks. Wolowicz averaged 4.95 kills. Seimet averaged 7.6 digs, while Starling has 23 blocks in a 4-0 week. Gleason had 115 assists in three matches and Townsend averaged 11.1 assists in two matches.
The complete MAC release

Mid-Eastern
Co-Player of the week: Bethune-Cookman junior OH Miranda White
Co-Player of the week: Morgan State junior OH Cristen Coryatt
Defensive: Bethune-Cookman sophomore OH Jordan Jefferson
Setter: Morgan State junior Roi Wallace
Rookie: Morgan State freshman OH Zoe McBride
Worth noting: White is the only new winner in the group after getting 58 kills in three matches, including 25 against Brown. Coryatt averaged 4.3 kills and 2.5 digs.
The complete MEAC release

Missouri Valley
Player of the week: Bradley senior OH Erica Haslag
Defensive: Missouri State sophomore MB Laynie Drake
Freshman: Missouri State OH Amelia Flynn
Worth noting: Haslag averaged 4.18 kills in a 3-0 week while hitting .306 and averaging .64 blocks. Drake had 14 blocks in three matches, while Flynn averaged 2.78 kills, 2.67 digs and .56 blocks.
The complete Valley release

Mountain West
Offensive: UNLV sophomore OH Mariena Hayden
Defensive: UNLV senior MB Elsa Descamps
Worth noting: Hayden repeated after getting 50 kills, 30 digs, five blocks and 12 aces. Descamps had 14 blocks, eight solo, in three wins.
The complete Mountain West release

Northeast Conference
Player of the week: Robert Morris sophomore MB Emma Granger
Co-Defensive: Sacred Heart freshman S Emma Smallcomb
Co-Defensive: Robert Morris senior L Allie Yurkovich
Rookie: Sacred Heart freshman S Sara Ciszek
Worth noting: Granger averaged 3.55 kills and had 14 blocks and 10 aces in four matches. Smallcomb averaged 5.44 digs, while Yurkovich averaged 4.22 digs. Ciszek averaged 10 assists, 2.33 digs and 2.0 kills.
The complete Northeast release

Brooke Moore of Austin Peay is the Ohio Valley POW/Robert Smith, Austin Peay Athletics

Ohio Valley
Offensive: Austin Peay sophomore OH Brooke Moore
Defensive: Eastern Illinois junior L Anne Hughes
Setter: Austin Peay senior S Kristen Stucker
Newcomer: Southeast Missouri freshman S Claire Ochs
Worth noting: Moore averaged 3.92 kills, 3.92 digs and had five blocks in a tournament at Rice. Hughes averaged 6.44 digs. It was the second straight week for Southeast Missouri to get the newcomer honor. Ochs had 105 assists in two wins and also had 33 digs, four blocks and six aces.
The complete OVC release

Patriot League
Player of the week: Navy senior MB Katie Patrick
Rookie: Army West Point freshman MB Emmy Barnhorst
Worth noting: Patrick averaged 2.42 kills and 1.17 blocks and hit .400, while Barnhorst averaged 3.82 kills, hit .353 and had 12 blocks, two solo.
The complete Patriot release

Southern Conference
Offensive: ETSU junior OH Leah Clayton
Defensive: ETSU senior MB Braedyn Tutton
Worth noting: Clayton averaged 4.21 kills and hit .320 in four matches. Tutton averaged 2.97 kills and a block per set. Both players were honored for the second time in their careers.
The complete SoCon release

Southland Conference
Offensive: Stephen F. Austin junior S Ann Hollas.
Defensive: Sam Houston State senior L Madison Wallace
Worth noting: Hollas averaged 1.18 kills, hit .307, and averaged 6.56 assists. Wallace averaged 6.22 digs in three sweeps.
The complete Southland release

Southwestern
Offensive: Alabama A&M senior OH Jaelin Gant
Defensive: Jackson State junior OH Markayisha Masani
Setter: Alabama State senior Kori Kutsch
Newcomer: Alabama State freshman L Morgan Freeman
Worth noting: Gant had 37 kills and 31 digs in five matches. Masani averaged 3.23 digs. Kutsch averaged 6.33 assists, while Freeman had 18 digs in two matches.
The complete SWAC release

Summit
Offensive: Purdue Fort Wayne senior OH Nicole Rightnowar
Defensive: North Dakota freshman L Taliyah Flores
Worth noting: Rightnowar averaged 4.43 kills and hit .231. She had 20 digs. Flores averaged 5.86 digs, including 36 against Charlotte.
The complete Summit release

Sun Belt
Offensive: Texas State junior OH Cheyenne Huskey
Defensive: UTA junior L Madelyn St. Germain
Setter: Texas State freshman Emily DeWalt
Freshman: DeWalt
Worth noting: Huskey averaged 4.67 kills and hit .495 in a 4-0 week. Teammate DeWalt was named MVP of the Sparky Classic for averaging 12.08 assists while hitting .409 with 11 kills, 33 digs, four aces and two blocks. St. Germain averaged 5.5 digs.
The complete Sun Belt release

Western Athletic
Offensive: UT Rio Grande Valley senior OH Ragni Steen Knudsen
Defensive: CSU Bakersfield freshman MB Brooke Boiseau
Worth noting: The Norwegian Knudsen averaged 3.93 kills, while Boiseau averaged 1.8 blocks.
The complete WAC release

West Coast
Player of the week: BYU senior S Lyndie Haddock-Eppich
Worth noting: Top-ranked BYU beat Utah and Weber State and Haddock-Eppich averaged 12.17 assists per set, 2.67 digs per set and one block.
Also Nominated: Hannah Frohling, Pepperdine; Kathya Garcia, San Francisco; Tiyanna Hallums, Gonzaga; Lindsey Knudsen, Saint Mary’s; Riley Patterson, Pacific; Savannah Slattery, Loyola Marymount; Cali Thompson, Portland; Roxie Wiblin, San Diego.
The complete WCC release

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