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Week 2: Volleyball Players of the Week

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SEC Volleyball Week 2 Player of the Week
Pilar Victoria • Arkansas
Redshirt Senior • OH • 5-11 • Caguas, Puerto Rico

Offensive Player of the Week
Pilar Victoria • Arkansas
Redshirt Senior • OH • 5-11 • Caguas, Puerto Rico

Victoria registered 6.73 kills per set and a .381 hitting percentage in earning all-tournament accolades at the K-State Invitational. She put down at least 19 kills in all three matches including a 34-kill performance in a five-set win at Kansas State, which marked the program's first-ever victory in Manhattan. The 34 kills are the most by an SEC player this season. She added 14 digs to complete a double-double effort against the Wildcats. Victoria followed that with 21 kills at a .386 clip against No. 6 Wisconsin. In the weekend finale, she tallied 19 kills, eight digs and tied her career high with three service aces in a straight-set win over Syracuse.

Defensive Player of the Week
Quincey Gary • Alabama
Junior • L • 5-10 • Alexandria, Ind.

Gary led the team with 70 digs (5.83/set) this weekend and was named to the Jaguar Invitational All-Tournament Team. She posted a career-best 31 digs in the four-set win over South Alabama on September 1. The 31 digs are the most in a four-set match in Crimson Tide history and is the most for any Alabama player in a single match since Sept. 3, 2011. Gary followed that with a 30-dig performance the next day in a five-set win against McNeese State. She is just the second player in program history to have two matches with 30 or more digs in the same season.

Setter of the Week
Meghan Donovan • Georgia
Sophomore • 6-2 • St. Louis, Mo.

Donovan finished the Bobcat Invitational with 123 assists while adding 18 digs and three blocks defensively. Guiding the offense to a .279 weekend percentage, her 13.20 assists per set was boosted by her season-best 51 assists in a competitive match against High Point, which is the most by an SEC player in a four-set match this season. Donovan's numbers have moved her to second in the league with 11.23 assists per set this season while Georgia ranks first in hitting percentage, kills and assists.

Freshman of the Week
Kendall Glover • Georgia
Freshman • DS/L • 5-10 • Phoenix, Ariz.

Earning All-Tournament honors at the Bobcat Invitational, Glover anchored the backrow defense with 53 kills over the three games, good for 5.30 per set. She hit double-digit digs in every match, including 21 in a win at Ohio and 22 in a competitive match with High Point. Glover's effort against the hosting Bobcats ranks first in the league for digs in a three-set match. She helped Georgia hold its weekend opponents to a .179 hitting percentage, as the Bulldogs rank second in the SEC with a .142 opponent attack mark for the season. Glover was also aggressive at the service line, finishing with four aces.