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Week 13: Volleyball Players of the Week

12 days ago
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SEC Player of the Week

 Natalie Hayward, Tennessee

SEC Offensive Player of the Week 

 Morgahn Fingall, Tennessee

Fingall, a senior right side from Fairfax, Va., averaged 5.25 points and 4.75 kills per set and hit .394 in a 2-1 week for the Lady Vols. Fingall had a pair of 20-plus kill outings, notching 20 kills and 11 digs on the road at No. 18 Kentucky before setting a career-high with 29 kills and adding 13 digs in the five-set win over Mississippi State on Sunday. In 12 sets of action, she tallied 57 kills with just seven errors on 127 attempts.

Defensive Player of the Week

 Tatum Shipes, Arkansas,

Shipes, a graduate student middle blocker from Buford, Ga., averaged 2.67 blocks per set in a 3-0 week for the Razorbacks. Shipes closed out the week with 13 total blocks against Alabama on Sunday, one shy of her career high and her fourth double-digit blocking performance this season. She secured Arkansas' third consecutive sweep on Senior Day Sunday with the match-winning solo block over Alabama in extra points (29-27).

SEC Setter of the Week 

Natalie Hayward, Tennessee

Hayward, a senior from Bothell, Wash., averaged 10.17 assists per set and helped her squad to a .290 hitting percentage over three matches this past week. Hayward recorded the first triple-double of her career on Sunday, notching a career-high 10 kills, a career-best 61 assists and 14 digs in the five-set win over Mississippi State. Her triple-double is the first for a Lady Vol since 2012 and is just the fourth in program history. Earlier in the week, she tallied nine kills and 28 assists at No. 18 Kentucky before contributing six kills and 33 assists in a sweep of MSU on Saturday.

SEC Freshman of the Week

 Alexis Stucky, Florida

Stucky, a setter from Laramie, Wy., averaged 11.67 assists per set and helped her team to a .237 hitting percentage in the series split against No. 18 Kentucky. Stucky posted 35 assists, nine digs and a career-high five kills in Saturday's three-set victory. She followed that with 35 assists, seven digs and four blocks on Sunday against the Wildcats.