By Morgan Jenkins
Texas State women’s volleyball team had three players honored as Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week in three different categories.
Senior Kelsey Weynand was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week, Erin Hoppe was named Sun Belt Setter of the Week and Megan Porter was names Sun Belt Conference Freshmen of the Week. This was the first time in 2016 that one college has won three of the four weekly awards distributed by the conference workplace.
Weynand announce 4.29 kills per set (30 total) and a .292 attack proportion in the two matches. season-high 17 kills against A-State including just 3 errors, and followed that up with thirteen kills against the Trojans. The two matches were the first time all year that Weynand posted double-digit kills in consecutive matches. She had eight digs in each match and finished with sixteen total for the week, while adding an ace and two assists.
Hoppe averaged 11.6 assists per set and finished with 81 total. Against Arkansas State, she recorded 44 assists to travel at the side of 12 digs, three blocks and one kill. She registered 37 assists, three digs and two blocks against the Trojans.
Porter finished the week with 3.57 kills per set (25 total) and a .292 hit percentage, while registering seven digs at 1.00 per set. She additionally blasted a match and career high 18 kills against the Red Wolves and followed that up with a seven-kill effort on a .353 attack percentage against the Trojans.
This is the primary career award for all three Bobcats and also the fourth weekly honor by a member of the team this season. Senior middle blocker Lauren Kirch won SBC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 5. Hoppe conjointly halted a six-week Setter of the Week streak by Arkansas State’s Mallory Warrington.
Texas State is back in action with just one match this week. The Bobcats head north to take on UT Arlington at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13.