Ruddins, Seimet, Milos lead nation full of NCAA volleyball POWs

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Lindsey Ruddins of UCSB is the Big West POW

POWs? We’ve got your NCAA Division 1 women’s college volleyball POWs.

Start with UC Santa Barbara outside hitter Lindsey Ruddins, who put up ridiculous numbers, averaging 7.67 kills while hitting .411 with 3.5 digs per set in two sweeps for the Gauchos.

Or Bowling Green libero Kallie Seimet, who broke her own program record when she had 45 digs in a match, the third time this year she’s had 40 or more.

And how about Laura Milos of Oral Roberts, who earned her 13th Summit League offensive POW honor?

We’ve got Murray State libero Alex Kaufmann in the Ohio Valley and Chattanooga libero Megan Kaufman in the Ohio Valley.

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 NCAA college volleyball conferences here.

ACC
Player of the week: Florida State senior outside Milica Kubura
Freshman: NC State opposite Melissa Evans
Worth noting: Kubura had 40 kills, 20 in each of two wins, hit .595 and had 12 blocks. Evans had 35 kills, hit .314 to go with nine blocks and four digs.
The complete ACC release
Big 12
Offensive: Baylor senior outside hitter Katie Staiger
Defensive: Texas junior middle Morgan Johnson
Freshman: Baylor freshman setter Hannah Locking
Worth noting: Staiger averaged 5.29 kills, Johnson led her team in blocks, while Locking averaged 13.43 assists.
The Big 12 has no release. It announces the winners name on Twitter @big12Conference
Big Ten
Player of the week: Nebraska senior outside Annika Albrecht, also the AVCA national POW
Co-Defensive: Michigan State senior outside Autumn Bailey
Co-Defensive: Minnesota senior middle Molly Lohman
Setter: Nebraska senior Kelly Hunter
Freshman: Wisconsin middle Dana Rettke
Worth noting: Albrecht averaged 5.2 kills while hitting .379 and also averaged 1.7 digs per set. Bailey averaged 3.75 kills and 4.75 digs in upsets of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Lohman averaged 2.9 blocks and 2.3 kills. Hunter led her team to a a .347 hitting percentage at Penn State and a .376 hitting clip at Rutgers while averaging 12.3 assists. And Rettke averaged 3.4 kills while hitting .367 and 1.8 blocks.
The complete Big Ten release
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USC left-hander Brittany Abercrombie is the Pac-12 offensive POW/Ed Chan, VBshots.com
Pac-12
Offensive: USC senior opposite Brittany Abercrombie
Defensive: USC junior libero Victoria Garrick
Freshman: UCLA outside Mac May
Worth noting: Abercrombie had 18 kills in each of the two matches USC won while hitting .373, while Garrick averaged 4.73 digs and 1.67 assists. May averaged 2.78 kills and hit .314.
The complete Pac-12 release
Southeastern Conference
Offensive: Kentucky sophomore outside Leah Edmond
Defensive: Auburn senior libero Jesse Earl
Setter: Kentucky freshman Madison Lilly
Freshman: Georgia outside T’ara Ceasar
Worth noting: Edmond hit .442 in two matches, with 28 kills and nine blocks. Earl averaged 6.29 digs, while Lilly averaged 13.0 assists. Ceasar averaged 3.38 kills and won the honor for the third time.
The complete SEC release
America East
Player of the week: New Hampshire junior middle Gabri Olhava
Defensive specialist: Stony Brook freshman libero Kiani Kerstetter
Setter: Stony Brook sophomore LeAnne Sakowicz
Rookie: UMBC freshman outside Carmen Freeman
Worth noting: Olhava averaged 3.9 kills, Kerstetter averaged 5.92 digs, Sakowicz averaged 10.5 assists and 2.2 digs, and Freeman averaged 12.3 kills and 14.6 digs per match.
The America East release comes out on Wednesdays. This is from September 20.
American Athletic
Offensive: SMU senior outside Lauren Mills
Defensive: Wichita State freshman libero Giorgia Civita
Worth noting: Mills got the award for the second time this season as she hit .302 and averaged 4.86 kills and 3.71 digs in two wins. Civita went back to back after averaging 6.29 digs in two road wins.
The complete American Athletic release
Atlantic Sun
Player of the week: Kennesaw State senior outside Anaiah Boyer
Defensive: Kennesaw State senior middle Rachel Taylor
Freshman: Jacksonville freshman middle Hannah Marchand
Worth noting: Boyer had 13 kills and 10 digs against Lipscomb and ranks fifth in the ASUN at 3.11 kills per set. Taylor had eight blocks against Lipscomb to go with four kills. Marchand had seven kills, six blocks and three digs against UNF.
The complete ASUN release
Atlantic 10
Co-Player of the week: Duquesne senior middle Abbie Trzeciak
Co-Player of the week: : VCU senior outside Alica Kandler
Defensive: VCU junior middle Tori Baldwin
Rookie: Davidson freshman middle Ellie Crosley
Worth noting: Trzeciak averaged 3.38 kills and hit .429. Kandler averaged 3.67 kills and hit .365. Baldwin had 14 blocks and 11 kills in two matches, while Crosley had 14 blocks and 14 kills in two matches.
The complete A-10 release
Big East
Player of the week: Marquette junior middle Jenna Rosenthal
Defensive: Creighton sophomore libero Brittany Witt
Freshman: Providence setter Allison Barber
Worth noting: Rosenthal averaged 3.67 kills and 1..33 blocks, Witt averaged 4.0 digs and 1.75 assists, while Barber averaged 10.67 assists and 1.89 digs.
The complete Big East release
Big South
Player of the week: High Point junior middle Molly Livingston
Defensive: High Point freshman libero Abby Bottomley
Freshman: Liberty setter Amaya Williams
Worth noting: Livingston had 30 kills in two wins, averaging 3.75 per set, hit .390 and had six blocks. Bottomley’s two matches included 49 digs, 35 against Liberty, most in the Big South this season. And Williams averaged 11.22 assists and 2.78 digs.
The complete Big South release
Big Sky
Offensive: North Dakota senior middle Faith Dooley
Defensive: Idaho junior libero Alycia Wodke
Worth noting: Dooley had 30 kills in two wins and hit .574. Wodke had 37 digs in two sweeps.
The complete Big Sky release
Big West
Player of the week: UC Santa Barbara sophomore outside Lindsey Ruddins
Defensive: UC Santa Barbara junior libero Emilia Petrachi
Freshman: UC Santa Barbara middle Nicole Omwanghe
Worth noting: It was all UCSB in the Big West. Ruddins had a fantastic week as she averaged 7.67 kills and 3.5 digs in two sweeps while hitting .411. Petrachi averaged 7.83 digs and Omwanghe hit .556 in their two matches, getting 16 kills in 27 swings with one error.
The complete Big West release
Colonial Athletic Association
Offensive: Northeastern sophomore middle Amy Underdown
Defensive: Delaware freshman middle Julia Hayes
Co-Rookie: Elon freshman middle Courtney Carpenter
Co-Rookie: Hofstra freshman right side Emma Price
Worth noting: Underdown had 44 kills, 29 digs and five aces in two victories. Hayes had 18 blocks in two matches, nine in each. Carpenter had 19 kills and hit .410 and also averaged a block per set in two matches. Price had 21 kills, three blocks and hit .432.
The complete Colonial release
Conference USA
Co-Offensive: Rice sophomore middle Grace Morgan
Co-Offensive: Marshall sophomore outside Jac’cara Walker
Defensive: Western Kentucky senior right side Sydney Engle
Setter: Western Kentucky senior Jessica Lucas
Freshman: Rice outside Nicole Lennon
Worth noting: Morgan had 40 kills in nine sets and hit. 562. Walker averaged 4.86 kills and 3.29 digs, while Engle had five blocks, 25 digs and 21 kills. Lucas who won the fourth straight week, averaged 13.0 assists. She also averaged half a block and had 16 digs. Lennon had 28 kills and 30 digs in nine sets and won the honor for the third time.
The complete C-USA release
Horizon League
Offensive: IUPUI senior right side Kori Waelbroeck
Defensive: Oakland junior middle Krysteena Davis
Worth noting: Waelbroeck had 28 kills and hit .448 in two wins, while Davis averaged 2.38 blocks.
The complete Horizon release
Ivy League
Player of the week: Cornell senior outside Emily Wemhoff
Rookie: Dartmouth freshman outside Olympia Nagel-Calend
Worth noting: Wemhoff had 23 kills and hit .405 against Columbia. She also had four digs, two assists and a block. Nagel-Calend had 12 kills and hit .346 in her match.
The complete Ivy release
Metro Atlantic
Player of the week: Iona junior Claire Archibald
Libero: Niagara senior Rylee Hunt
Rookie: Iona freshman setter Jamie Smith
Worth noting: These MAAC POWs are from last week.
The MAAC release from September 19
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Bowling Green junior libero Kallie Seimet is the Mid-American East defensive POW
Mid-American
MAC East offensive: Buffalo senior middle Cassie Shado
MAC West offensive: Western Michigan senior middle Sydney LeMay
MAC East defensive: Bowling Green junior libero Kallie Seimet
MAC West defensive: Western Michigan sophomore libero Kathleen Reilly
Worth noting: The two defensive players went back to back. Seimet had 45 digs against Miami in the league opener, breaking her own program record. She was also error free on 39 serve receptions and averaged 9.89 digs. Reilly averaged 6.0 digs per set in two wins. Shaddo hit .480 and had 28 kills in two matches. LeMay had 18 kills and eight blocks, six solo. She came back with 11 more kills in her second match.
The complete MAC release
Mid-Eastern
Player of the week: Hampton junior outside Reeana Richardson
Defensive: Hampton freshman libero Maja Petronijevic
Setter: Bethune-Cookman senior Phalen Clark
Rookie: Florida A&M freshman middle Candelaria Herrera
Worth noting: Richardson hit .308 in three wins with 40 kills. Petronijevic averaged 4.2 digs, while Clark averaged 11.0 assists. And Herrera had 13 kills and .455 against UNF, and had four blocks, three aces and three digs.
The complete MEAC release
Missouri Valley
Player of the week: UNI junior outside Piper Thomas
Defensive: Illinois State junior libero Courtney Pence
Freshman: Illinois State setter Stef Jankiewicz
Worth noting: Thomas hit .354 and had 36 kills, 5.14 per set, in two road wins. Pence averaged 7.38 digs and is second nationally at 6.36 digs. Jankiewicz averaged 11.12 assists and also 3.62 digs.
The complete Valley release
Mountain West
Offensive: New Mexico sophomore outside hitter Lauren Twitty
Defensive: Nevada sophomore outside hitter Ayla Fresenius
Worth noting: Twitty averaged 6.5 kills and hit .391 over two matches. Fresenius averaged 3.57 digs and had eight blocks in two victories.
The complete Mountain West release
Northeast Conference
Player of the week: LIU Brooklyn junior outside Viktoria Fink
Defensive: Bryant junior middle Grace Richmeyer
Rookie: Robert Morris freshman outside Alyson Londot
Worth noting: Fink averaged 3.9 kills and 2.8 digs. Richmeyer averaged 1.36 blocks per set in three victories. Londot had 30 digs and nine kills in a road victory.
The complete Northeast release
Ohio Valley
Offensive: UT Martin senior middle Jemima Idemudia
Defensive: Murray State sophomore libero Alex Kaufmann
Setter: Austin Peay junior setter Kristen Stucker
Newcomer: UT Martin junior outside Megan Fair
Worth noting: Idemudia hit .480 with just three errors in eight sets. She had 27 kills in two matches. Kaufmann averaged 5.44 digs. Stucker and Fair went back to back. Stucker had 102 assists and 28 digs in two matches, while Fair had 29 kills and 31 digs in two matches.
The complete OVC release
Patriot League
Player of the week: Lehigh sophomore right side Ana Spangenberg
Rookie: Holy Cross freshman middle Clare Honan
Worth noting: Spangenberg had 34 kills in two matches, while Honan had 17 in her two matches and six blocks.
The complete Patriot release
Southern Conference
Offensive: ETSU senior outside Rylee Milhorn
Defensive: Chattanooga freshman libero Megan Kaufman
Worth noting: Milhorn had 34 kills and 19 digs in two matches. She also had three aces. Kaufman had 42 digs in a five-set loss and then had 23 more in a victory.
The complete SoCon release
Southland Conference
Offensive: Houston Baptist senior outside Bailey Banks
Defensive: Stephen F. Austin junior outside hitter Makenzee Hanna
Worth noting: In two sweeps, Banks hit 14 kills and hit .423 and then had 13 kills and hit .310. Hanna had six blocks in two matches. She also had eight kills in each match.
The complete Southland release
Southwestern
Not available as we posted.
Summit
Offensive: Oral Roberts senior outside Laura Milos
Defensive: South Dakota sophomore libero Anne Rasmussen
Worth noting: Milos made history as she became the first athlete in Summit League volleyball history to earn 13 career Offensive Player of the Week awards. She averaged 5.13 kills. Rasmussen averaged 6.67 digs in nine sets.
The complete Summit release
Sun Belt
Offensive: Coastal Carolina senior outside Leah Hardeman
Defensive: Georgia State sophomore libero Celeste Friesen
Setter: Louisiana senior Jessica Bartczyszyn
Freshman: Arkansas State middle Timber Terrell
Worth noting: Hardeman averaged 6.38 kills and hit .438 in two wins. Friesen had 24 digs in just three sets after getting 29 the match before. Bartczyszyn averaged 12 assists in two wins, while Terrell had 24 kills in two matches and hit .302. She also averaged 1.11 blocks.
The complete Sun Belt release
West Coast
Player of the week: Gonzaga sophomore setter/opposite Jenna Kuehn
Worth noting: Kuehn had a triple-double against Saint Mary’s with 15 kills while hitting .419 to go with 23 assists and 10 digs. She had 14 kills and 26 assists against Pacific. Also nominated were Kaity Edwards, San Diego; Jasmine Gross, Pepperdine; Veronica Jones-Perry, BYU; Andie Shelton, Pacific; Hannah Troutman, Portland.
The complete WCC release
Western Athletic
Player of the week: Utah Valley senior middle blocker Madison Dennison
Worth noting: In a road sweep of Seattle, Dennison had 14 kills, hit .524 and six blocks, three digs and an ace. Also nominated were Sydney Hayes of CSU Bakersfield, Lacee Adams of Chicago State, Teagan DeFalco of Chicago State, Alicia Harrington of Kansas City, Ariadanne Sierra of NM State and UT Rio Grande Valley’s Ragni Steen Knudsen.
The complete WAC release

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