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Week 9: Volleyball Players of the Week

123 days ago
SEC Staff
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SEC Player of the Week - Natalie Hayward, Tennessee

SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Florida's T'ara Ceasar, a redshirt-junior outside hitter from Panama City, Fla., averaged 5.29 points, 4.86 kills and 3.14 digs per set in the wins over LSU. Ceasar notched a season-high 20 kills and 15 digs in the second match against LSU for her third double-double of the season.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week - Florida's Elli McKissock, a freshman defensive specialist/libero from Windermere, Fla., averaged 6.57 digs per set in the series win over LSU. McKissock recorded back-to-back 20+dig performances, including a career-high 24 digs in the second match for the third highest total in a three-set match in program history (rally scoring era).

SEC Setter of the Week - Tennessee's Natalie Hayward, a junior from Bothell, Wash., averaged 10.75 assists per set in the two wins over No. 16 Missouri. Hayward scored a pair of double-doubles with a career-high 54 assists and 14 digs in match one and 32 assists and 12 digs in match two. She also contributed five kills, 26 digs, two aces and two total blocks in the series.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Mississippi State's Lilly Gunter, a libero from Oviedo, Fla., averaged 4.29 digs per set in the series win over Ole Miss. On Thursday night, Gunter registered 19 digs, which is a season-high for a three-set match. She also recorded five assists and two aces in the series.