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Week 13: Volleyball Players of the Week

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SEC Staff
Photo: Missouri Athletics

SEC Volleyball Week 13 Player of the Week:

Leah Edmond • Kentucky Freshman • OH • 6-0 • Lexington, Ky.

Offensive Player of the Week:

Melanie Crow • Missouri Redshirt Junior • OH • 6-1 • Wildwood, Mo.

Over the two wins for Missouri this past weekend, Crow contributed 5.33 points, 4.67 kills and 1.67 digs per set. She tallied 20-plus kills in both matches while hitting .340 or better in each match. Following the five-set win over No. 5 Florida, Crow set single-season career highs in total kills (372) and points (445.0). She now has recorded double-digit kills in 20 matches this season, with 11 of those in conference play.

Defensive Player of the Week:

Alyssa Munlyn • Missouri Sophomore • MB • 6-2 • Suwanee, Ga.

Munlyn helped the Tigers improve to 14-2 in league play after averaging 1.44 blocks per set over two victories. She began the week with four total blocks in the four-set win over Auburn. Munlyn then registered nine total blocks in Missouri's five-set win over No. 5 Florida. She now has 139 total blocks to her credit this season, the second most in a single season in program history.

Setter of the Week:

Olivia Dailey • Kentucky Sophomore • 5-10 • Trussville, Ala.

Dailey had 98 assists over the weekend, including a career-high 60 helpers in Sunday's win over Texas A&M. She joined an elite club as one of four setters in UK's 25-point rally era scoring history to total 60 assists in a single match. Dailey, who was already in fourth in the country in the assists, averaged 14.0 assists per game over the weekend, well over her season average of 11.90. In the Friday match against LSU, she helped UK hit at .339 at in a three-set win over LSU with 38 assists.

Freshman of the Week:

Leah Edmond • Kentucky Freshman • OH • 6-0 • Lexington, Ky.

In a 2-0 week for the Wildcats, Edmond recorded 39 kills during the wins, including a career-best 25 in the four-set win over Texas A&M. She became the fourth player at UK in the 25-point rally scoring era to amass 25 or more kills in a match, joining current senior Anni Thomasson and former All-Americans Whitney Billings and Sarah Mendoza to achieve the feat. Edmond was also solid on defense, racking up 10 digs and five total blocks during the two victories. On the week, she averaged 6.14 points, 5.57 kills and 1.43 digs per set.