NCAA: POW nationwide list, Valpo gets to 16-2, No. 1 BYU plays Pepperdine

Sara Colla is the Big South freshman of the week after getting 50 kills in two matches/Michael Shroyer photo

We’ve got the POWs.

And also Monday’s results, which saw Valparaiso sweep Southern Illinois to get to 16-2 overall and 3-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference.

As we see every week, there were great individual performances around the country, including San Houston State’s Taylor Cunningham. She not only averaged 1.29 blocks and 3.0 digs, but 4.86 kills in two matches while hitting .463. She’s the Southland Conference POW.

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

You can look forward every Tuesday to the 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.

We also have a result of Monday’s NCAA Division I women’s volleyball matches plus a look at some of the key matches Tuesday.

Tuesday: There are 23 matches on Tuesday schedule, including top-ranked BYU playing host to Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference. Also in the WCC, San Diego is at Loyola Marymount, Santa Clara goes to Pacific and San Francisco plays at Saint Mary’s.
Murray State at Austin Peay in the Ohio Valley Conference, there’s a Big Sky rivalry atch when Montana State goes to Montana and Radford plays at Winthrop in Big South action.

For a complete look at Tuesday’s schedule, go to

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

Monday’s results: There were five matches Monday, four in the Missouri Valley.
Start with Valpo, which won its 10th in a row and 16-2 for only the second time in program history. Valpo won despite hitting .169 as Sydney Bronner led with eight kills. The Salukis (4-12, 0-3) hit .053.

Also in the Valley, Loyola (11-4, 3-0) swept Missouri State (7-9, 0-3) as Elle Van Grinsven and Quinn Spieker had 11 kills each … Drake (12-4, 1-1) swept Evansville (6-10, 0-3) behind 17 kills from Cathryn Cheek, who who had one error in 17 swings and hit .533 …

And Northern Iowa (8-6, 2-0) swept Indiana State (7-8, 0-3) behind Karlie Taylor’s 16 kills, seven digs, an assist and an ace.

In the Colonial Athletic Association, Hofstra (11-5, 1-1) beat Towson (6-10, 1-2). Aisha Skinner had 12 kills and 12 digs.

Player of the week: Florida State junior OH Payton Caffrey
Freshman: Syracuse OH Polina Shemanova
Worth noting: Caffrey hit .459 in two matches, averaging 5.71 kills and had 10 digs. Shemanova averaged 4.1 kills and hit .349.
The complete ACC release

Big 12
Offensive: Baylor sophomore OH Yossiana Pressley
Defensive: Kansas junior MB Zoe Hill
Rookie: Texas Tech freshman RS Brooke Kanas
Worth noting: Pressley had 39 kills against Iowa State. Hill had 16 blocks, half of KU’s blocks in the week. And Kansas had 17 kills and hit .344 against Baylor.
The complete Big 12 release

Big Ten
Co-Player: Minnesota sophomore RS Stephanie Samedy, also the AVCA national POW
Co-Player: Nebraska senior OH Mikaela Foecke
Defensive: Maryland freshman L Allegra Rivas
Setter: Minnesota senior Samantha Seliger-Swenson
Co-Freshman: Minnesota OH Adanna Rollins
Co-Freshman: Nebraska S Nicklin Hames
Worth noting: Samedy averaged 4.5 kills in wins over Penn State and Maryland and had 10 digs, five blocks, an assist and an ace against Penn State. Foecke averaged 4.13 kills and 2.13 digs in two wins, while Rivas averaged 6.17 digs. Seliger-Swenson averaged 11.83 assists and had 24 digs in the two wins. Rollins averaged 4.0 kills and Hames averaged 10.5 assists and 3.25 digs.
The complete Big Ten release

Offensive: Oregon junior MB Ronika Stone
Defensive: Oregon senior OH Lindsey Vander Weide
Freshman: USC S Raquel Lázaro
Worth noting: Stone hit .419 with 29 kills, 13 blocks, six digs and an ace in two victories. Vander Weide had 28 digs against Washington State and averaged 4.78 digs in the two wins. And Lázaro averaged 10.75 assists and 3.38 digs.
The complete Pac-12 release

Southeastern Conference
Offensive: Missouri sophomore OH Leketor Member-Meneh
Defensive: Texas A&M senior L Amy Houser, also the POW
Co-Setter: Kentucky sophomore S Madison Lilley
Co-Setter: Texas A&M sophomore Camille Conner
Freshman: Kentucky OH Alli Stumler
Worth noting: Member-Meneh averaged 4.43 kills while hitting .343 in two wins. Houser averaged 5.25 digs. Lilly had 41 assists against Tennessee, while Conner averaged 10.25 assists. Stumler had 14 digs and 10 kills against the Vol to go with three aces and three blocks.
The complete SEC release

America East
Player: Stony Brook junior OH Maria Poole
Setter: Stony Brook junior LeAnne Sakowicz
Defensive specialist: Albany senior L Nicole Otero
Co-Rookie: Albany freshman OH Grace Cozad
Co-Rookie: New Hampshire freshman MB Maddie Wiedenfeld
Worth noting: Poole had 10 kills, hit .625 and had three digs and three blocks against Hartford. Sakowicz, who repeated, had 41 assists in that sweep. Otero won for the 18th time. She averaged 8.33 digs. Cozad averaged 4.33 kills and hit .417, while Wiedenfeld had 11 kills and hit .556 to win for the third time.
The complete America East release

American Athletic
Offensive: Cincinnati junior OH Jordan Thompson, also the AVCA national POW
Defensive: Wichita State sophomore L Giorgia Civita
Worth noting: We picked a good week to feature Thompson, who was honored for the fourth week in row, this time for averaging a career-best 6.0 kills per set while hitting .368 in two road matches. Civita was honored for the second time this season for averaging 7.0 digs.
The complete American Athletic release

Atlantic Sun
Player of the week: Liberty junior OH Casey Goodwin
Defensive: Lipscomb sophomore OH Megan Kuper
Freshman: FGCU S Chelsey Lockey
Worth noting: Goodwin averaged 4.83 kills and hit .500 in two wins. Kuper had 23 digs in two matches, 15 against Lipscomb, and Lockey had 29 assists, two kills, seven digs and an ace in two wins.
The complete ASUN release

Atlantic 10
Player of the week: Dayton senior OH Lauren Bruns
Co-Defensive: Fordham junior MB Elise Benjamin
Co-Defensive: LaSalle senior L Jensen Sharrits
Rookie: George Washington freshman MB Peyton Ehmke
Worth noting: Bruns won for the third straight week after averaging 5.0 kills win two wins. Benjamin had 11 blocks against Rhode Island, while Sharrits averaged 6.14 digs. Ehmke averaged 1.88 blocks and 2.44 kills.
The complete A-10 release

Big East
Offensive: Creighton senior OH Taryn Kloth
Defensive: St. John’s junior L Amanda Sanabia
Freshman: Villanova OH Clare Deleplane
Worth noting: Kloth averaged 4.5 kills and hit .440 in wins over DePaul and Marquette. She also averaged 1.17 digs and half a block. Sanabia averaged 5.33 digs and .80 assists in three matches. Deleplane averaged 4.00 kills, 2.33 digs and .78 blocks in two matches.
The complete Big East release

Big South
Player of the week: Radford junior MB Mallory McKnight
Defensive: Presbyterian sophomore MB Sydney De Jong
Freshman: Campbell OH Sara Colla
Worth noting: There was no doubt Colla would be honored after her 35-kill performance against Charleston Southern, leaving her with 50 for two matches. She also had 22 digs. McKnight had 31 kills and hit .471 in two wins, while De Jong had 12 blocks.
The complete Big South release

Big Sky
Offensive: Montana senior OH Mykaela Hammer
Co-Defensive: Northern Arizona junior OH Kaylie Jorgenson
Co-Defensive: Montana State Alyssa Rizzo
Worth noting: Hammer averaged 4.88 kills in a 2-0 week in which she hit .443 and had 20 digs. Jorgenson averaged 1.33 blocks, including three solo against Idaho State. Rizzo averaged 7.33 digs.
The complete Big Sky release

Big West
Player of the week: UC Santa Barbara junior OH Lindsey Ruddins
Defensive: UC Santa Barbara senior L Emilia Petrachi
Freshman: UC Irvine OH Abby Marjama
Worth noting: Ruddins won for the sixth time as she averaged 5.45 kills and 4.0 digs in a 2-1 week. Petrachi won the honor for the seventh time in her career after averaging 5.55 digs over three matches. Marjama had 27 kills in two matches.
The complete Big West release

Charleston senior Devon Rachel is the Colonial offensive POW/Michael Wiser photo

Colonial Athletic Association
Offensive: Charleston senior OH Devon Rachel
Defensive: James Madison junior MB M’Kaela White
Rookie: Northeastern freshman OH Hannah Boyd
Worth noting: Rachel averaged 4.83 kills and 2.5 digs and hit .400. White had 24 blocks and also hit .355. Boyd had 16 kills against Towson.
The complete Colonial release

Conference USA
Offensive: Florida Atlantic junior OH Massiel Matos
Defensive: FIU junior L Lina Bernier
Setter: Western Kentucky freshman Taylor Bebout
Freshman: Western Kentucky MB Lauren Matthews
Worth noting: Matos had 17 kills, 10 digs, an ace and blocks in a win. Bernier averaged 6.5 digs. Bebout hit .367 and had 14 kills, 120 assists, 25 digs and four blocks in three wins. Matthews had 36 kills, hit .377 and had 14 blocks in two wins.
The complete C-USA release

Horizon League
Offensive: Cleveland State junior MB Trinniti Hall
Defensive: Cleveland State senior L Rachael Dohar
Worth noting: Hall had 25 kills and hit .426 in two sweeps, while Dohar averaged 7.5 digs in those victories.
The complete Horizon release

Ivy League
Player: Princeton junior OH Devon Peterkin
Rookie: Yale freshman OH Ellis DeJardin
Worth noting: Peterkin had 16 kills, hit .359 and had two aces in a sweep. DeJardin had 13 kills and hit .387, also in a sweep.
The complete Ivy League release

Metro Atlantic
Player of the week: Canisius junior OH Leah Simmons
Libero: Canisius senior Sofia Lopez Acosta
Rookie: Fairfield freshman Alexis Rich
Worth noting: Rich repeated after averaging 11.28 assists. Simmons averaged 3.86 kills, while Acosta averaged 6.0 digs and added seven assists, four aces and a kill in two matches.
The complete MAAC release

MAC East offensive: Miami freshman MB Corinee Jemison
MAC West offensive: NIU senior MB Meg Wolowicz
MAC East defensive: Miami junior MB Margaret Payne
MAC West defensive: Eastern Michigan senior L Alyssa LaFarce
MAC East setter: Ohio sophomore Vera Giacomazzi
MAC West setter: Eastern Michigan junior Mallory Rajewski
Worth noting: Jemison averaged 2.83 kills with just three errors in 27 attacks. Wolowicz went back to back after averaging 4.71 kills and hitting .300. Payne had 16 blocks in six sets, while LaFace averaged 8.14 digs, which included 35 in a four-set win over Central Michigan. Giacomazzi averaged 12 assists in two wins, while Rajewski averaged 13.14 assists.
The complete MAC release

Co-Player of the week: Coppin State freshman OH Miajavon Coleman
Co-Player of the week: North Carolina A&T State sophomore OH Courteney Pitt
Defensive: Howard sophomore L Fola Wilson
Setter: Coppin State freshman Brianna Lang
Rookie: North Carolina Central OH/RS Arlanda Faulkner
Worth noting: Coleman had 48 kills in two matches and hit .338. Pitt had 20 or more kills in all four matches, including 24 and 10 digs against Coppin State. Wilson averaged 5.7 digs.
The complete MEAC release

Missouri Valley
Player of the week: Loyola sophomore MB Elle Van Grinsven
Defensive: Bradley senior L Yavianliz Rosado
Freshman: Bradley OH Hannah Thompson
Worth noting: Van Grinsven averaged 3.38 kills, 2.12 digs and 1.25 blocks while hitting .390 in two road wins. Rosado averaged 5.57 digs in two road wins and teammate Thompson 3.43 kills, 4.86 digs, 0.43 blocks and hit .278.
The complete Valley release

Mountain West
Offensive: UNLV sophomore OH Mariena Hayden
Defensive: Wyoming senior MB Reed Copeland
Worth noting: Hayden was honored for the third week in a row after getting 43 kills (6.14 per set) and hitting .382. She had five aces. Copeland had 17 blocks and 10 kills in two wins.
The complete Mountain West release

Central Connecticut’s Madelyn Kaprelyan/Steve McLaughlin Photography

Northeast Conference
Player of the week: Central Connecticut junior RS Madelyn Kaprelyan
Defensive: LIU Brooklyn junior MB Filippa Hansson
Co-Rookie: St. Francis freshman L Kizzy Rodriguez
Rookie: Sacred Heart freshman S Sara Ciszek
Worth noting: Kaprelyan averaged 3.57 kills, 4.71 assists and 1.43 digs while hitting .379 in two wins. Hansson averaged 1.83 blocks in two sweeps. Rodriguez averaged 6.43 digs, while Ciszek went back-to-back after averaging 9.67 assists and 4.33 digs in two matches.
The complete Northeast release

Ohio Valley
Offensive: Eastern Kentucky senior S/RS Cassie Knutsen
Defensive: Austin Peay junior L Ginny Gerig
Setter: Morehead State sophomore S Chandler Clark
Newcomer: Tennessee State junior OH JoJo Kruize
Worth noting: Knutsen had 43 kills and hit .302 in two wins. Gerig had 43 digs in two victories. Clark had 100 assists in two matches, 60 against Jacksonville State and also had five kills, 21 digs and two blocks total. Kruize had 24 kills and hit .302 in two wins.
The complete OVC release

Patriot League
Player of the week: Navy sophomore OH Maddi Sgattoni
Rookie: Loyola Maryland freshman L Katie Forsythe
Worth noting: In a 2-0 week Sgattoni had 21 kills and four blocks against Bucknell and then had 22 kills and 20 digs against Lehigh. Both kill marks were career highs. Forsythe had 32 digs against Lafayette and 18 more against Lehigh.
The complete Patriot release

Southern Conference
Offensive: Samford senior OH Krista Boesing
Defensive: The Citadel junior MB Sarah Dobrich
Worth noting: Boesing averaged 4.5 kills per set, including 19 against Wofford. Dobrich had 33 kills and 16 blocks as her team went 3-0, including 2-0 for the first time in its conference play history.
The complete SoCon release

Sam Houston State’s Taylor Cunningham is the SLC POW

Southland Conference
Offensive: Sam Houston State senior MB Taylor Cunningham
Defensive: Cunningham
Worth noting: The 5-11 Cunningham had a heck of a week, with just three errors in 67 attacks to hit .462 while averaging 4.86 kills. She also averaged 1.29 blocks and 3.0 digs.
The complete Southland release

Offensive: Jackson State freshman MB Marina Bianchi Brito
Defensive: Alabama A&M’ senior libero Mine Centinoz
Setter: Alabama A&M sophomore Megan Evans
Newcomer: Centinoz
Worth noting: Brito had 55 kills in five matches and hit .422. Centinoz averaged 5.53 digs, while Evans averaged 10.73 assists.
The complete SWAC release

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: Arkansas State senior OH Carlisa May
Defensive: Little Rock senior MB Veronica Marin
Setter: Texas State freshman Emily DeWalt
Freshman: DeWalt
Worth noting: DeWalt took the setter and freshman honors for the second straight week after averaging 13 assists in two road wins. She had 25 digs in the two matches as well. May averaged 5.76 kills and hit .299, while Marin had 23 blocks in two matches, 11 solo.
The complete Sun Belt release

Western Athletic
Offensive: Kansas City freshman RS Melanie Brecka
Defensive: Chicago State junior L Megan Klavitter
Worth noting: Brecka averaged 4.0 kills, hit .449 and had three aces in two road wins. Klavitter averaged 6.62 digs.
The complete WAC release

West Coast
Player of the week: Pepperdine junior OH Hannah Frohling
Worth noting: Frohling averaged 3.71 kills, .71 and 1.43 digs in two road victories. She had five aces.
Also Nominated: Erin Anthony, San Francisco; Bo Culo, Loyola Marymount; Kennedy Eschenberg, BYU; Izzy Guzik, Portland; Sarah Penner, Gonzaga; Addie Picha, San Diego.
The complete WCC release


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