Terra Schall, Allegheny
Allegheny sophomore libero Terra Schall collected a career-high 43 digs in the Gators’ 3-2 victory over Buffalo State on Saturday. She also added 40 digs in a 3-1 loss against St. Lawrence on Saturday to go along with a 31-dig performance in Friday’s 3-2 victory over St. John Fisher. Schall, who finished the regular season with three 40-plus dig performances, enters this week’s NCAC Tournament with 691 digs on the season, which is the second most in program history and just 32 away from breaking the single-season record.
Brianna La Croix, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Brianna La Croix had a pair of double-double performances in league wins last week over DePauw, 3-2, and Hiram, 3-1, to help the Bishops post a 7-1 record in league play this season, which is the program’s best conference record since the 1998 squad also recorded a 7-1 NCAC slate. La Croix, who also smashed 23 kills in a 3-1 non-conference win over Randolph Macon, tallied 16 kills and 17 digs in the win over DPU, before adding 17 kills and 14 more digs in the win over Hiram.
Kara Seidenstricker, Wittenberg
Wittenberg senior right-side hitter Kara Seidenstricker was named to the all-tournament team last weekend at Calvin’s Midwest Invitational after leading the Tigers to a pair of Top-25 wins over No. 11 Carthage, 3-1, and No. 16 Elmhurst, 3-1. In 12 total sets on the week, Seidenstricker accumulated 35 kills, a .284 hitting percentage, 48 digs and 11 total blocks (2 solo, 9 asst.). She posted double-double efforts in the two wins, with 18 kills and 15 digs against Carthage and 12 kills and 17 digs against Elmhurst.
Elena Lein, Denison
Denison senior middle blocker Elena Lein was dominant at the net in three Big Red home victories last week, which included a 10-block (4 solo, 6 asst.), nine-kill performance in DU’s 3-2 triumph over Hiram on Saturday. Lein, who combined for a .525 hitting percentage on the week, also added 15 kills and six blocks in a 3-1 win over Otterbein and 13 kills and one block in a 3-0 win over Rose-Hulman. Lein has hit over .300 in 10 of the team’s 18 matches this season and currently leads the NCAC in hitting percentage (.333), solo blocks (19) and blocks per set (1.10).
|Iris Anderson, Ohio Wesleyan
(Elk Grove, CA/Christian Brother)
Sets Played: 6
Ohio Wesleyan sophomore outside hitter Iris Anderson posted a pair of double-double performances in a pair of straight-set wins last week over Kenyon and Allegheny that extended the Bishops’ current school-record winning streak to 19-straight. She opened the week with 14 kills and 12 digs against the Ladies, before adding 17 kills and 11 more digs on Saturday against the Gators.
Jillian Hostetler, Oberlin
Oberlin junior outside hitter Jillian Hostetler was a key contributor in the Yeowomen’s perfect 4-0 week. She registered 32 of her 41 kills in two league wins over Kenyon, 3-1, and Wooster, 3-0. She sent down a career-high 21 kills in the victory over the Ladies, before adding 11 more in the straight-set win over the Scots.
Lindsay Brewer, Hiram
Hiram senior outside hitter Lindsay Brewer helped the Terries extend their current winning streak to nine-straight by accumulating 67 kills, 55 digs, seven blocks and five service aces in five wins last week. Brewer, who became the seventh player in program history to eclipse 1,000 career kills in a 3-0 win over PSU-Behrend on Tuesday, was named to the Hiram Invitational all-tournament team after collecting 56 kills and 45 digs in four tournament matches combined, which included a 24-kill and career-high 19-dig effort in the 3-2 win over Fredonia State on Friday night.
Iris Anderson, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan sophomore outside hitter Iris Anderson led the Bishops in five wins last week to extend their current winning streak to nine-straight, which included a 3-0 triumph over Muskingum on Wednesday to mark the program’s first win over the Muskies since the 1993 season. Anderson, who led OWU with 18 kills against Muskingum, was named to the Rose-Hulman All-Tournament team after scooping up 87 digs and smashing 54 kills in four tournament matches combined, which included a 16-kill, 30-dig performance in a 3-2 win over Franklin on Sunday.
Savannah Moore, Wooster
Wooster senior Savannah Moore helped trigger the Fighting Scots to their first 5-0 start since the 2011 season by posting two triple-doubles and one double-double on the week. Her versatility on the court was in full display in a 3-1 win over Muskingum and a 3-2 triumph over Frostburg St. Against the Muskies, she totaled 10 kills, 15 assists and 12 digs, before adding 11 kills, 13 assists and 16 digs in the win over FSU. She is the first Wooster player to tally a triple-double since the 2011 season. In 19 total sets on the week, Moore accumulated 48 kills, 44 set assists, 48 digs and 13 blocks.