AWARD: Bellehumeur earns ASC Offensive Player of the Week

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Matches: October 24-28, 2017

EAST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Brianna Bellehumeur, OH, Fr., UT Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler freshman outside hitter Brianna Bellehumeur (Frisco, Texas / Frisco HS) helped the Patriots to a 4-0 week as she hit .207 with 3.43 kills and 2.93 digs per set. She started the week with 12 kills, 13 digs in a four-set win at East Texas Baptist, then had 13 kills and 15 digs in a sweep against Millsaps. Bellehumeur also had 17 kills and eight digs against Austin College.

EAST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Olivia Huval, L, Fr., Louisiana College
Louisiana College freshman libero Olivia Huval (Breaux Bridge, La. / Breaux Bridge HS) kept many rallies going with 87 digs (6.69 per set) in the Wildcat’s four matches this week. She helped LC to their first two wins in program history, with 22 digs in a sweep of Fontbonne and 19 against MUW. Huval also came up with 27 digs against Rhodes.

WEST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Justice McGowan, MB, So., McMurry
McMurry University sophomore middle blocker Justice McGowan (Waco, Texas / University HS) averaged 2.80 kills per set and hit .397 with 1.30 blocks per set, leading the War Hawks to a 3-0 week. She tallied eight kills in a sweep over Arlington Baptist and 11 kills against Dallas Christian. McGowan also had nine kills in a conference win against Concordia Texas.

WEST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Odalis Rodriguez, L, Jr., McMurry
McMurry junior libero Odalis Rodriguez (El Paso, Texas / Chapin HS) averaged 5.30 digs per set to help the War Hawks to a 3-0 week. She came up with 22 digs in a four-set win over Concordia Texas, 16 in a sweep of Arlington Baptist and 15 against Dallas Christian.

OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Offensive
Louisiana College freshman middle blocker Sadi Jones (Breaux Bridge, La. / Teurlings Catholic HS) was a key part of the Wildcat attack in their first two wins in program history. She tallied 42 kills (3.23 per set) and hit .287 as they went 2-2. Jones hit .545 in a sweep over Fontbonne and contributed eight blocks on the week.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor senior setter Natasha Evans (Edna, Texas / Edna HS) averaged 9.90 assists per set as the Cru went 2-1. She also had nine kills and hit .421 with 34 digs and two blocks.

Howard Payne University junior middle blocker Zhartaezia Bradley (Austin, Texas / Connally HS) recorded 28 kills with nine blocks as the Lady Jackets went 1-2 on the week.

Concordia University Texas freshman middle blocker Marjani Myles (Houston, Texas / St. Pius HS) hit .333 with 3.27 kills per set as the Tornados went 2-2 on the week. She hit .537 with 17 kills in their sweep of Schreiner.

Defensive
Mary Hardin-Baylor sophomore middle blocker Sarah Paolini (Kalispell, Mont. / Stillwater Christian HS) totaled 10 blocks for the Cru as they went 2-1 at the Trinity University Invitational. She came up with four solo blocks in a loss to No. 3 Trinity. She also hit .396 with 2.00 kills per set.

Howard Payne freshman libero Jordan Livingston (Helotes, Texas / Brandeis HS) came up with 43 digs (4.78 per set) as the Lady Jackets went 1-2 on the week.

UT Tyler junior middle blocker Samantha Lee (Georgetown, Texas / Georgetown HS) helped the Patriots to a 4-0 week with 10 blocks (0.71 per set), 2.36 kills and a .391 hitting percentage. She came up with four blocks and 11 kills in a win against Austin College.

Concordia Texas sophomore middle blocker Marissa Stinson (Pearland, Texas / Manvel HS) recorded 15 total blocks (1.07 per set) and hit .272 with 3.00 kills per set as the Tornadoes went 2-2. She had seven blocks and eight kills in their four-set loss to No. 3 Trinity.