Her team is ranked No. 1 in the VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll and now senior Jessica Sloan is the Conference USA setter of the week for a record seventh-time this season.
One better is Mallory Warrington of Arkansas State, who won the same award in the Sun Belt for the eighth time this season.
Micaya White of Texas was named the Big 12 freshman of the week for the sixth time, tying the league record.
SMU took both American Athletic Awards as Katie Hegarty and Janelle Giordano were honored.
That’s just a sampling of another week of big performances around NCAA Division I volleyball.
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.
Player of the week: Pittsburgh junior outside hitter Mariah Bell
Freshman: Pittsburgh right-side Nika Markovic
Worth noting: Bell hit 40 kills, 21 digs, seven blocks, three aces and hit .258 as the Panthers went 2-0, including upsetting No. 8 North Carolina. Markovic, from Slovenia, returned from an injury and had 19 kills against UNC.
Offensive: Kansas junior right-side Kelsie Payne
Defensive: Iowa State freshman libero Hali Hillegas
Freshman: Texas outside Micaya White
Worth noting: Payne, also the AVCA national POW, averaged 4.62 kills and hit .356, Hillegas had 27 digs against K-State and White averaged 4.88 kills as she was named the league’s top freshman for the sixth time.
Player of the week: Iowa sophomore right-side Reghan Coyle
Defensive: Minnesota junior middle Molly Lohman
Setter: Wisconsin senior Lauren Carlini
Freshman: Indiana outside Kendall Beerman
Worth noting: Coyle hit .490 in two Iowa victories, Lohman had 11 blocks in two matches, Carlini won the setter award for the 10th time and had 32 digs in two matches, and Beerman had 21 kills in two matches and hit .356.
Offensive: Stanford senior middle Inky Ajanaku
Defensive: UCLA senior libero Taylor Formico
Freshman: Stanford outside Kathryn Plummer
Worth noting: Ajanaku averaged 3.50 kills and hit .645, while Formico averaged 5.88 digs and Plummer averaged 4.67 kills and 3.67 digs.
Offensive: Arkansas senior outside Danielle Harbin
Defensive: Texas A&M senior libero Victoria Arenas
Setter: Florida sophomore Allie Monserez
Freshman: Tennessee freshman setter Sedona Hansen
Worth noting: Harbin averaged 5.56 kills and 3.33 digs, including a career-high 27 kills and six blocks against Georgia. Monserez leads the nation at 12.28 assists per set, but last week averaged 12.83 for the Gators.
Player of the week: New Hampshire senior middle Demi Muses
Defensive specialist: Albany senior middle Amanda Dolan
Setter: Binghamton junior Sarah Ngo
Rookie: Binghamton freshman outside Lauren Kornmann
Worth noting: Muses is a fixture in the weekly awards. She led the league with 4.62 kills per set and hit .319. Ngo went back-to-back as she averaged 10.83 assists and three digs. Dolan averaged 2.0 blocks and Kornmann averaged 4.0 kills.
Offensive: SMU junior right-side Katie Hegarty
Defensive: SMU senior middle Janelle Giordano
Worth noting: Hegarty had the first triple-double in rally scoring era in SMU history and first in American Athletic Conference history with 22 kills, 12 digs and 10 blocks in a five-set win against Tulane. Giordano had 19 blocks in two matches.
Player of the week: Jacksonville freshman outside Mallory Mattingly
Defensive: Lipscomb sophomore outside Carlyle Nusbaum
Worth noting: Mattingly had 35 kills and 35 digs in two matches, while Nusbaum averaged 2.50 digs and had 31 kills in two matches.
Co-Player of the week: Dayton junior outside Jessica Sloan
Co-Player of the week: Rhode Island senior Audrey Castro
Defensive: Dayton junior middle Amber Erhahon
Co-Rookie: Dayton freshman outside Jamie Peterson
Co-Rookie: VCU freshman Jasmin Sneed
Worth noting: Sloan averaged 5.0 kills per set, while Castro averaged 4.56 and 2.5 blocks. Sneed averaged 1.73 blocks, including 12 against Fordham.
Player of the week: Villanova junior outside Allie Loitz
Freshman: Creighton right-side Megan Ballenger
Worth noting: Loitz averaged 3.86 kills and 4.0 digs, while Ballenger averaged 2.17 kills, 1.87 blocks and 1.17 digs while hitting a league-best .500.
Player of the week: Winthrop senior opposite Emma Weakland
Defensive: Winthrop freshman middle Kelsey Schroll
Freshman: Liberty outside Leah Clayton
Worth noting: Weakland averaged 4.0 kills. Schroll had 41 digs and 16 blocks in three victories, while Clayton averaged 4.78 kills and 4.0 digs.
Offensive: Sacramento State senior right-side Madeline Cannon
Defensive: Sacramento State senior libero Lexie Skalbeck
Worth noting: Cannon averaged 4.83 kills and hit .421, while Skalbeck averaged 7.0 digs.
Player of the week: Long Beach State senior outside Nele Barber
Defensive: CSUN junior libero Katie Sato
Worth noting: Barber averaged 5.13 kills over two matches, while Sato averaged 4.89 digs.
Colonial Athletic Association
Co-Offensive: Elon junior setter Sydel Curry
Co-Offensive: Hofstra freshman right-side Laura Masciullo
Defensive: Hofstra senior libero Sophia Black
Rookie: Towson freshman setter Marrissa Wonders
Worth noting: Masciullo had already won three rookie honors this year. She got her first offensive award for averaging 4.21 kills per set over three matches. Curry averaged 11.1 assists and 3.64 digs in three matches, while Black filled in at libero and averaged 5.29 digs.
Offensive: WKU sophomore middle Rachel Anderson
Defensive: Rice senior outside Leah Mikesky
Co-Setter: Southern Miss sophomore Sarah Bell
Co-Setter: WKU junior Jessica Lucas
Freshman: Marshall setter Madelyn Cole
Worth noting: Anderson had 29 kills and hit .553 in two wins. Mikesky had 28 digs in seven sets. Cole had to set for the first time and had 55 assists against FAU, second most in a four-set league match this season.
Offensive: Cleveland State junior setter Gina Kilner
Defensive: Cleveland State junior libero Shannon Grega
Worth noting: Kilner averaged 13.17 assists, while Grega averaged 5.83 digs.
Player of the week: Cornell sophomore outside Carla Sganderlia
Rookie: Princeton freshman middle Maggie O’Connell
Worth noting: Sganderlia had back-to-back 20-kill matches, while O’Connell hit .377 in two matches with 32 kills, five digs and three blocks.
Player of the week: Fairfield senior middle Megan O’Sullivan
Libero: Siena senior Kalehua Katagiri
Rookie: Marist freshman Megan Fergus
Worth noting: O’Sullivan hit .600 and averaged 2.83 kills and 1.50 blocks for the Stags, who are unbeaten in league play. Katagiri averaged six digs and Fergus won the honor for the fourth time as she averaged 3.17 kills per set.
The complete MAAC release was not available as we posted.
MAC East offensive: Bowling Green senior outside Jelena Sunjic
MAC West offensive: Toledo junior middle Rachel Vidourek
MAC East defensive: Bowling Green senior libero Madeline Garda
MAC West defensive: Toledo sophomore libero Maurissa Leonard
Worth noting: Sunjic had 38 kills and hit .368, while Vidourek averaged 3.17 kills and hit .600. Garda averaged 9.50 digs per set, while Leonard averaged 7.67 digs per set.
Player of the week: Florida A&M freshman outside Maria Yvette Garcia
Defensive: Howard senior libero Morgan Marlbrough
Setter: Florida A&M freshman Elena Dimitrova
Rookie: Bethune-Cookman freshman outside Alana Handy
Worth noting: Handy had 50 kills in two matches, while Marlbrough averaged 10.0 digs.
Player of the week: Missouri State junior outside Lily Johnson
Defensive: Illinois State senior outside Aly Dawson
Freshman: Missouri State freshman Daniele Messa
Worth noting: Johnson averaged 5.86 kills, 3.29 digs and 0.57 blocks and became the sixth player in school history to have 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. Messa averaged 13.43 assists and 4.0 digs.
Offensive: New Mexico outside hitter Devanne Sours
Defensive: Wyoming defensive specialist Madi Fields
Worth noting: Sours averaged 4.88 kills and hit .431, while Fields averaged 3.88 digs per set.
Player of the week: Sacred Heart sophomore outside Makayla Dole
Defensive: Robert Morris senior outside Arden Fisher
Rookie: Sacred Heart freshman outside Lisel Nelis
Worth noting: Dole averaged 4.43 kills, Fisher averaged 5.57 digs and Nelis averaged 4.8 digs and had four aces.
Offensive: Austin Peay junior middle Ashley Slay
Co-Defensive: Murray State senior libero Ellie Lorenz
Co-Defensive: Morehead State sophomore outside Merideth Jewell
Setter: Austin Peay sophomore Kristen Stucker
Newcomer: Eastern Kentucky junior outside Nikki Drost
Worth noting: Slay hit better than .400 in all three of her matches, Jewell had 26 digs and 17 blocks, Lorenz averaged 6.83 digs and Drost averaged 4.24 kills and 2.25 digs.
Player of the week: Army West Point junior middle Carolyn Bockrath
Rookie: Bucknell freshman middle Bridgette Holland
Worth noting: Bockrath averaged 3.67 kills and hit .543. Holland averaged 3.5 kills and hit .458 to go with 10 blocks.
Offensive: Samford senior outside Erin Bognar
Defensive: UNCG sophomore libero Christine Gregory
Worth noting: This was Bognar’s third award and second in as many weeks and Gregory’s third in five weeks. Bognar averaged 5.0 kills last week, while Gregory averaged 5.57 digs.
Offensive: Texas A&M Corpus Christi junior setter Kristyn Nicholson
Defensive: Stephen F. Austin junior libero Lexus Cain
Worth noting: Nicholson had 44 assists in a three-set match, Cain averaged 5.67 digs.
Offensive: Prairie View A&M junior outside Taylor Goudeau
Defensive: Alabama State’ senior libero Jamie Coleman
Setter: Alabama State junior Justus Tuiolosega
Worth noting: Coleman was the defensive POW for the fifth time.
Player of the week: South Dakota senior outside Audrey Reeg
Offensive: South Dakota State senior right-side Ashley Beaner
Defensive: North Dakota State junior outside Mikaela Purnell
Worth noting: Reeg won the award for the third time, averaging 4.67 kills. Beaner had 25 kills against Oral Roberts. Purnell won the defensive honor for the third time as she had back-to-back 28-dig performances.
Offensive: Coastal Carolina junior outside Leah Hardeman
Defensive: Texas State freshman libero Micah Dinwiddle
Setter: Arkansas State senior Mallory Warrington
Worth noting: Dinwiddle averaged 7.36 digs per set, while Hardeman averaged 4.33 kills and hit .392. Warrington won the setter award for the eighth time this season.
Player of the week: Pepperdine freshman middle Jasmine Gross
Worth noting: She broke the school’s all-time blocks record with 15 against Pacific and in two matches averaged 3.0 blocks per set, 2.88 kills and 0.75 digs. She hit .383.
Player of the week: CSU Bakersfield senior outside Carol Grasso
Worth noting: The Brazilian won the award for the second time as she averaged 3.75 kills, 3.88 digs, 0.62 aces and 0.62 blocks in two big road victories.