Some of the better performances of the past week included Florida’s Rhamat Alhassan averaging 2.17 blocks per set, Texas A&M Corpus Christi senior right side Morgan Carlson hitting .300 or better in three matches, Hawai’i’s Katie Mitchem hitting .489 and averaging 4.17 kills, USC Upstate junior libero Kaleigh Kelley averaging 7.71 digs per set, and Janey Goodman of James Madison getting 61 kills in two matches.
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.
Co-Player of the week: North Carolina sophomore outside hitter Taylor Leath
Co-Player of the week: NC State junior outside hitter Julia Brown
Freshman: Duke right side Samantha Amos
Worth noting: Leath hit .360 against Florida State and .364 against Miami. For her two matches, she had 35 kills, five blocks and two aces. Brown averaged 4.33 kills per set, 1.78 digs, and was perfect on 21 serve-receive chances. Amos had 31 kills in two matches and averaged 1.14 blocks.
Offensive: Baylor junior outside Katie Staiger
Defensive: Baylor junior libero Jana Brusek
Freshman: Iowa freshman libero Hali Hillegas
Staiger led the league in kills at a whopping 7.75 per set, including 31 kills against Texas Tech. Brusek led in digs at 8.0, including 32 against Texas Tech, while Hillegas averaged 5.5 digs.
Player of the week: Michigan State junior outside Autumn Bailey
Co-Defensive: Michigan State junior middle Alyssa Garvelink
Co-Defensive: Nebraska senior middle Amber Rolfzen
Setter: Nebraska junior Kelly Hunter
Freshman: Michigan freshman setter MacKenzi Welsh
Worth noting: Bailey averaged 3.8 kills and hit .391, while Garvelink had 14 blocks, averaging 2.3 per set. Rolfzen had 17 blocks and averaged 2.1 per set and won the award for the fifth time. Hunter averaged 11.8 assists and added 14 digs and eight blocks as she won the award for the sixth time. Welsh averaged 11.4 assists and had 27 digs.
Offensive: Oregon sophomore outside Lindsey Vander Weide
Defensive: Arizona senior setter Penina Snuka
Freshman: Stanford freshman middle Audriana Fitzmorris
Worth noting: Vander Weide averaged 4.25 kills and hit .342 in two road wins. Snuka had 24 digs against USC and then 17 in three sets against UCLA. And Fitzmorris averaged 2.43 kills and hit .444 and also averaged 1.71 blocks in two road victories.
Offensive: Missouri junior outside Melanie Crow
Defensive: Florida junior middle Rhamat Alhassan
Setter: Florida sophomore Allie Monserez
Freshman: Texas A&M outside Hollann Hans
Worth noting: Crow averaged 4.43 kills and 1.86 digs, Alhassan averaged 2.17 blocks, well above her league-leading average of 1.52. Monserez went back-to-back after averaging 12.5 assists and she had careers highs of four kills, six blocks against Georgia. Hans averaged 3.57 kills.
Player of the week: UMBC senior outside Zoya Trendafilova
Defensive specialist: UMBC sophomore libero Kristin Watson
Setter: New Hampshire senior Keelin Severtson
Rookie: Binghamton freshman outside Lauren Kornmann
Worth noting: Trendafilova led the league with 4.78 kills per set, Watson did the same with 6.56 digs, while Severtson averaged 10.67 assists and 1.83 digs. Kommann went back-to-back after averaging 3.38 kills, a block and a dig.
Offensive: UCF senior outside Jale Hervey
Defensive: Tulsa senior libero Brooke Berryhill
Worth noting: Hervey averaged 6.43 kills in two road wins. Berryhill averaged 4.71 digs..
Player of the week: Jacksonville senior setter Jizzyan Gesualdo
Defensive: USC Upstate junior libero Kaleigh Kelley
Freshman: North Florida outside Gabby O’Connell
Worth noting: Gesualdo averaged 10.29 assists and had 41 digs in two matches. Kelley averaged 7.71 digs, while O’Connell won the award for the fifth time after getting 28 kills in two matches.
Player of the week: Saint Louis senior outside Danielle Rygelski
Defensive: Dayton sophomore libero Margo Wolf
Rookie: Fordham freshman outside Olivia Fairchild
Worth noting: Rygelski had 45 kills in two matches, averaging 5.62 per set and had 10 aces, including seven against Duquesne. Wolf averaged 7.29 digs, while Fairchild had 41 kills in two matches.
Player of the week: Creighton junior setter Lydia Dimke
Freshman: Villanova libero Regan Lough
Worth noting: Dimke averaged 12 assists and 3.67 digs and 1.17 kills. Lough averaged 4.4 digs.
Player of the week: Radford junior outside Maddie Palmer
Defensive: Campbell junior libero Kayla Schanback
Freshman: Campbell outside hitter Allena Heath
Worth noting: Palmer had 56 kills and 40 digs, averaging 4.67 kills and 3.33 digs. Schanback had 55 digs in two matches, while Heath had 41 kills and eight blocks.
Offensive: Northern Colorado junior middle Alex Kloehn
Defensive: Idaho State freshman libero Haylie Keck
Worth noting: Kloehn hit .442 and averaged 3.43 kills, while Keck averaged 5.22 digs..
Player of the week: Hawai’l senior middle Annie Mitchem
Defensive: Cal Poly sophomore libero Katherin Brouker
Worth noting: Mitchem hit .489 and averaged 4.17 kills. Brouker averaged 5.56 digs and has had 20 or more digs six times this season.
Colonial Athletic Association
Offensive: James Madison senior right side Janey Goodman
Defensive: James Madison junior libero Taylor Austin
Rookie: Delaware freshman outside Maria Bellinger
Worth noting: Goodman was a hitting machine last week with 31 kills against Charleston and 30 more against UNCW. Austin averaged 7.3 digs, and Bellinger had 37 kills and 24 digs in two matches.
Offensive: North Texas junior middle Holly Milam
Defensive: UTEP sophomore middle Kylie Baumgartner
Setter: Marshall freshman Madelyn Cole
Worth noting: Cole went back-to-back with the freshman honor after getting 111 assists and 33 digs in two matches. Milam averaged 4.44 kills per set, while Baumgartner had 17 blocks in two matches, a C-USA high 12 against FAU.
Offensive: Cleveland State freshman Sara Skeens
Defensive: Northern Kentucky outside Lauren Hurley
Worth noting: Skeens had 21 kills and hit .326, while Hurley had 51 digs in two matches.
Player of the week: Columbia junior outside Anja Malesevic
Rookie: Princeton freshman middle Maggie O’Connell
Worth noting: Malesevic had 31 kills, 15 digs, seven aces, four blocks and two assists in two matches. O’Connell went back-to-back after hitting .378 with 36 kills, eight digs and four blocks.
Player of the week: Fairfield junior outside Skyler Day
Libero: Niagra junior Rylee Hunt
Rookie: Fairfield freshman setter Manuela Nicolini
Worth noting: Day averaged 5.25 kills and 4.0 digs, Hunt averaged 5.17 digs.
MAC East offensive: Ohio sophomore middle Katie Nelson
MAC West offensive: Ball State freshman middle Sydnee VanBeek
MAC East defensive: Miami junior libero Maeve McDonald
MAC West defensive: NIU senior middle Jenna Radtke
Worth noting: Nelson averaged 2.88 kills and 1.25 blocks, hitting .417 in one match and .652 in another. VanBeek averaged 2.25 kills and hit .469. McDonald averaged 7.38 digs, while Radtke had 21 blocks and also averaged two kills per set.
Co-Player of the week: Florida A&M senior middle Ginna Lopez-Chavez
Co-Player of the week: North Carolina A&T State junior outside Samara Brown
Defensive: Howard senior libero Morgan Marlbrough
Setter: Bethune-Cookman junior Phalen Clark
Rookie: Norfolk State freshman setter Jill Aquino
Worth noting: Lopez-Chavez had 42 kills in two matches, Brown had 36 kills, Aquino had 77 assists, Marlbrough averaged 4.6 digs per set and Clark averaged 12.2. assists.
Player of the week: Missouri State junior outside Lily Johnson
Defensive: Wichita State junior middle Abbie Lehman
Freshman: Missouri State setter Daniele Messa
Worth noting: Johnson continued to dominate in the Valley, averaging 6.17 kills and 4.0 digs while hitting .333. Lehman averaged 4.17 kills and 1.67 blocks while hitting .575. Messa went back-to-back after averaging 13.67 assists and 2.83 digs.
Offensive: Wyoming senior outside hitter Kayla Slofkiss
Defensive: Wyoming defensive specialist Madi Fields
Worth noting: Fields went back-to-back after averaging 3.86 digs per set, while Slofkiss averaged 3.14 kills and hit .315.
Player of the week: Sacred Heart senior right side Sarah Krufka
Co-Defensive: Robert Morris senior middle Leah Dunivan
Co-Defensive: Bryant junior libero Erica Vendituoli
Rookie: Sacred Heart freshman outside Lisel Nelis
Worth noting: Krufka averaged 4.71 kills and hit .419 in two matches. Dunivan had 10 blocks against St. Francis, two solo. Vendituoli averaged five digs per set. And Nelis went back-to-back after getting 16 kills and 23 digs in two matches.
Offensive: Murray State senior outside Scottie Ingram
Co-Defensive: Morehead State sophomore middle Maddi Fella
Co-Defensive: Southeast Missouri senior libero Jade Mortimer
Setter: Murray State senior Hannah Stultz
Newcomer: UT Martin junior middle Jemima Idemudia
Worth noting: Ingram had 41 kills in two matches, Fella had 16 blocks, Mortimer had 47 digs and Idemudia had 36 kills.
Player of the week: Lehigh freshman Ana Spangenberg
Rookie: Army West Point freshman setter Haven Bethune
Worth noting: Spangenberg had 16 kills and hit .609 in Lehigh’s upset of American. Bethune had 55 assists and 13 digs against Navy.
Offensive: Samford senior outside Erin Bognar
Defensive: Mercer senior libero Tori Penrod
Worth noting: This was Bognar’s fourth award and in a row as she had 45 kills and hit .314. Penrod averaged 6.14 digs in three matches.
Offensive: Texas A&M Corpus Christi senior right side Morgan Carlson
Defensive: Texas A&M Corpus Christi junior libero Kate Klepetka
Worth noting: Carlson hit better than .300 in three matches, while Klepetka averaged 5.19 digs.
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Offensive: Oral Roberts junior outside Laura Milos
Defensive: North Dakota State junior libero Mikaela Purnell
Worth noting: Milos got the honor for the 10th time overall and fourth this season as she averaged six kills per set and hit .341. Purnell got the defensive honor for the fourth time and third this season. She had 48 digs in two matches, 31 against Fort Wayne.
Offensive: Arkansas State sophomore outside Carlisa May
Defensive: Little Rock senior middle Carolee Dillard
Setter: Arkansas State senior Mallory Warrington
Freshman: Texas State libero Micah Dinwiddle
Worth noting: Warrington and Dinwiddle went back to back. Warrington averaged 12.14 assists, while Dinwiddle averaged 5.29 digs. May averaged 4.14 kills per set. And Dillard had 18 total blocks, averaging two per set to break the all-time Little Rock record. She has 581 for her career. Dillard
Player of the week: Loyola Marymount senior outside Jamie Lea
Worth noting: Lea averaged 3.67 kills and hit .636.
Player of the week: NM State sophomore outside Tatyana Battle
Worth noting: Battle nearly doubled her averages, with 5.60 kills, 3.60 digs and 0.60 blocks per set.