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Week 5: Volleyball Players of the Week

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SEC Volleyball Week 5 Player of the Week
Madison Lilley • Kentucky
Freshman • 5-11 • Overland Park, Kan.

Offensive Player of the Week
Leah Edmond • Kentucky
Sophomore • OH • 6-2 • Lexington, Ky.

Edmond hit .442 over the week, including a career-best .485 in the four-set win over Missouri on Wednesday. She added 18 kills and committed just two errors in the win. Edmond hit double-digits again in the win over LSU with 10, and hit .386. She added eight digs in each match, and posted nine total blocks. Her .442 attacking percentage was over 100 points higher than her average for the season (.328). Kentucky had nine aces in the win over LSU, with Edmond producing three of those.

Defensive Player of the Week
Jesse Earl • Auburn
Senior • L • 5-8 • Indianapolis, Ind.

Earl helped the Tigers limit their two SEC opponents to a .137 hitting percentage over seven sets played on the road. She averaged a league-best 6.29 digs per set and upped her season average to 4.90. Against Ole Miss, Earl led with 26 digs, the most by any in four sets in conference play this weekend. In Sunday's sweep of Georgia, she recorded a match-best 18 digs, the most by any student-athlete in the SEC in three sets. In serve receive, Earl went a perfect 36-for-36 as the Tigers only allowed five aces on the weekend compared to their own 11.

Setter of the Week
Madison Lilley • Kentucky
Freshman • 5-11 • Overland Park, Kan.

Lilley averaged 13.0 assists per set in two conference wins (91 total assists). She helped the Cats hit .524 in the sweep of LSU on Sunday, marking the season time this season that the Cats have hit above .500. Lilley had 52 assists in the win at Missouri and added 12 digs, good for her fifth career double-double in her young career. She also added five aces and six kills without committing an error. Kentucky hit .313 in the win Wednesday night and posted 63 kills.

Freshman of the Week
T'ara Ceasar • Georgia
Freshman • OH • 6-1 • Panama City, Fla.

Ceasar led Georgia with 23 kills on the weekend, averaging 3.83 per set. She recorded a .400 hitting percentage with 16 kills in Georgia's win over Alabama on Friday. Against Auburn, Ceasar had a strong defensive effort with 12 digs to her credit. She is ranked fifth in the SEC for kills (4.17 per set) and tied for third in service aces (0.50 per set), leading Georgia to its first-place ranking in service aces (1.76 per set).