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Week 12: Volleyball Players of the Week

612 days ago
SEC Staff
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SEC Volleyball Week 12 Player of the Week
Ashley Dusek • Kentucky
Senior • L • 5-7 • East Bernard, Texas

Co-Offensive Players of the Week
Shainah Joseph • Florida
Redshirt Senior • RS • 6-1 • Ottawa, Ontario

Joseph tallied a career-high 20 kills with only two errors on 34 swings to hit .529 in a four-set win over Missouri. She also added three block assists for a career-high 21.5 points in the win over the Tigers. Joseph notched a career-high eight blocks and recorded eight kills in Florida's four-set win over Arkansas. On the weekend, she hit .431 with 28 kills and 11 blocks.

Leah Edmond • Kentucky
Sophomore • OH • 6-2 • Lexington, Ky.

Edmond registered 5.86 kills and 6.36 points per set in Kentucky's two wins over Alabama and Auburn. She posted 21 kills in Kentucky's four-set victory at Alabama. Against Auburn, Edmond had 20 kills and committed just two errors in 36 swings, good for her second-best attacking percentage of the season at .500.

Defensive Player of the Week
Ashley Dusek • Kentucky
Senior • L • 5-7 • East Bernard, Texas

Dusek averaged 7.14 digs per set over two road matches, close to three digs over her season average of 4.17. She held the match high in each win, producing a season-high 28 in the four-set win over Alabama while coming up with 22 in the sweep of Auburn. Dusek did not commit a reception error in either match. She also chipped in with nine assists and two aces over the seven sets.

Setter of the Week
Madison Filley • Kentucky
Freshman • 6-1 • Overland Park, Kan.

Lilley had two matches with 40 or more assists as the Wildcats posted a .326 hitting percentage over two road wins. On Wednesday at Alabama, she had 48 assists while the Cats produced 64 kills and hit .269. Then on Sunday at Auburn, Lilley directed the offense to the tune of 53 kills and a .397 hitting percentage while recording 44 assists. On the week, she also contributed 16 digs, four total blocks and two aces.

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

Ceasar had already set a Georgia volleyball rally scoring record for kills in a three-set match twice this season, but topped it again with 19 kills in the sweep of Ole Miss. She hit .375 in the match while contributing six digs and two blocks. The match was her team-leading 22nd double-digit kill match of the season, including her 12th in three sets.