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Week 1: Volleyball Players of the Week

37 days ago
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SEC Player of the Week - Sophie Fischer, Georgia

SEC Co-Offensive Players of the Week - Florida's Merritt Beason, a sophomore right side from Gardendale, Ala., averaged 4.91 points and 3.73 kills per set to help lead her squad to three victories in the Gators Invitational. On Saturday, Beason recorded career highs of 17 kills and four service aces against ETSU. She hit above .450 in two of the three matches in the tournament and posted 41 kills, 15 digs, 10 aces and five total blocks on the weekend.

Mississippi State's Sania Petties, a sophomore middle blocker from Houston, Texas, registered 20 kills on 28 attacks with no errors for a .714 hitting percentage in a pair of wins for the Bulldogs at the Irish Invitational. Petties had a career-high 13 kills and a .765 hitting percentage against host Notre Dame.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week - Georgia's Sophie Fischer, a junior middle blocker from Fort Mill, S.C., averaged 2.14 blocks per set over the three wins in the Classic City Clash as the Bulldogs held their opponents to a .058 hitting percentage on the weekend. Fischer tallied a career-high 11 blocks in three sets in the season opener against Troy, setting the Georgia rally scoring record. She also tied her career high of eight kills versus the Trojans.

SEC Setter of the Week - Mississippi State's Gabby Coulter, a redshirt senior from Bradenton, Fla., averaged 11.67 assists per set in the Bulldogs' two wins at the Irish Invitational. Coulter contributed a career-high 36 assists in the season opener against Milwaukee and 34 assists against host Notre Dame. She helped her squad to a .317 team hitting percentage for the weekend.

SEC Co-Freshman of the Week - Auburn's Kendal Kemp, a middle blocker from Eagan, Minn., averaged 2.09 blocks per set over the Tigers' three wins at the Georgia State Tournament. Kemp tied the program record for most blocks in a three-set match (9) in her collegiate debut against Belmont, and tied it again in the tournament finale against Marist.

Florida's Alexis Stucky, a setter from Laramie, Wy., led the Gators with 99 assists and a .378 team hitting percentage over the three matches this past weekend, including a full three-set match performance of .521 against Virginia. Stucky registered 36 assists, six digs and two blocks in her collegiate debut against North Florida. To close out the Gators Invitational, she added 33 assists, five aces and three blocks.