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Cox Lands The Summit League Player of the Week Honors

Cox Lands The Summit League Player of the Week Honors

ELMHURST, Ill. – Denver's right side hitter Kayla Principato and Oral Roberts' middle blocker Shelby Cox were named Summit League Volleyball Offensive Players of the Week and South Dakota's setter Brittany Jessen garnered the league's Defensive Player of the Week awards for their performances, Oct. 3- 9.

 

KAYLA PRINCIPATO, DENVER
Jr. // RS // Rockville Centre, N.Y.

  • Received her first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Had a .576 hitting percentage and averaged 3.50 kills per set this week
  • Entered this week's games with a 2.81 kps and a .268 hitting percentage 
  • Leads DU in kills this season with 167
  • Surpassed 500 career kills against WIU

 

SHELBY COX, ORAL ROBERTS
Jr. // MB // Round Rock, Texas

  • Collected her first career Offensive Player of the Week honor
  • Had a .500 hitting percentage and averaged 3.67 kills per set this week
  • Entered this week's games with a 2.73 kps and a .297 hitting percentage 
  • Match high 12 kills on Sunday against SDSU

 

Also nominated: Nicole Rightnowar, Fort Wayne; Kori Waelbroeck, IUPUI; Hadley Steffen, North Dakota State; Sydney O'shoughnessy, Omaha; Audrey Reeg, South Dakota

Previous honorees: Aug. 29 – Brittany Jessen, South Dakota; Sept. 6 – Laura Milos, ORU; Sept. 12 – Brittany Jessen, USD; Sept. 19 – Laura Milos, ORU; Sept. 26 – Brianna Rasmusson, NDSU; Oct. 3 – Audrey Reeg, USD

 

BRITTANY JESSEN, SOUTH DAKOTA
Jr.  // S // Mendota Heights, Minn.

  • Collected her fifth career Player of the Week award, first Defensive Player of the Week
  • Recorded a double-double with 47 assists and 15 digs in a 3-0 win over IUPUI on Friday
  • Added a double-double (53 assists, 28 digs) in a five-set win over Fort Wayne
  • Averaged 5.38 digs per set, .50 blocks set and 12.5 assists per set

 

Also nominated: Cassidy Rooke, Denver; Jessica Helms, IUPUI; Ashley Smith, Omaha; Brianna Greenlee, Oral Roberts; Kaili Simmons, Western Illinois

Previous honorees: Aug. 29 – Olivia Hahn, FW; Spt. 6 – Ruth Okoye, DU; Sept. 12 – Olivia Hahn, FW/Jessica Helms, IUPUI; Sept. 19 – Ellie Benson, SDSU/Lindsey Brown, SD; Sept. 26 – Olivia Hahn, FW; Oct. 3 – Natalie Seiler,FW/Kaili Simmons WIU

 

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