ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts outside hitter Laura Milos was named Summit League Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week while teammate middle blocker Jovana Poljasevic earned the league's Defensive Player of the Week award for their performances during the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
LAURA MILOS, ORAL ROBERTS
So. // OH // Porec, Croatia
- Collects her second Offensive Player of the Week award of the season and third of her career
- Tallied 45 kills and averaged 6.43 kills per set in ORU's two wins over the weekend
- Her 5.03 kps on the season lead The Summit League and currently ranks in the NCAA top five
- Extended her streak of 20 or more kills to five straight matches
- Racked up 25 kills and 13 digs in 3-1 win versus IUPUI for her seventh double-double in 2015
Also nominated: Kayla Principato, Denver; Kaitlyn Hickey, IUPUI; Mikala Hora, South Dakota State; Lindsey Brown, South Dakota; Peyton Crosser, Western Illinois; Nicole Rightnowar, IPFW; Megan Schmale, Omaha.
Previous honorees: Aug. 31 – Kaitlyn Hickey, IUPUI; Sept. 8 – Laura Milos, Oral Roberts; Sept. 14 – Logan Walling, IUPUI; Sept. 21 – Kaitlyn Hickey, IUPUI; Sept. 28 – Kaitlyn Hickey, IUPUI.
JOVANA POLJASEVIC, ORAL ROBERTS
Sr. // MB // Brcko, Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Takes home her first career Summit League Defensive Player of the Week award
- Her nine blocks in win against IPFW marks a new league season-high for a three-set match
- Picked up six more blocks in four-set win versus IUPUI to stay unbeaten in league play
- Totaled 15 blocks in Golden Eagles' two wins for an impressive 2.14 blocks per set for the week
- Leads ORU with 55 total blocks in 2015
Also nominated: Cassidy Rooke, Denver; Abby Horn, IUPUI; Ellie Benson, South Dakota State; Kelsey Biltoft, South Dakota; Natalie Seiler, IPFW; Kimberly Baily, Omaha;
Previous honorees: Aug. 31 – Abby Horn, IUPUI; Sept. 8 – Sarah Schmid, Denver; Sept. 14 – Olivia Hahn, IPFW; Sept. 21 – Courtney Halter, IUPUI; Sept. 28 – Sarah Schmid, Denver/Courtney Halter, IUPUI.
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