ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts' outside hitter Laura Milos was named Summit League Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week and IUPUI's middle blocker Abby Boatman and North Dakota State's Mikaela Purnell garnered the league's Defensive Player of the Week awards for their performances, Oct. 10 - 16.
LAURA MILOS, ORAL ROBERTS
Jr. // OH // Porec, Croatia
- Collected her ninth career Offensive Player of the Week award and third this season
- Recorded a trio of 20-plus kill matches this week
- For the week, averaged 5.67 kills per set with a .238 hitting percentage with four service aces
- Has 417 total kills and is tied for the NCAA lead with 59 service aces
Also nominated: Kayla Principato, Denver; Nicole Rightnowar, Fort Wayne; Gabby Fisher, IUPUI; Emily Miron, North Dakota State; Chloe Dousette, Omaha; Audrey Reeg, South Dakota; Ashley Beaner, South Dakota State
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; Oct. 10 – Kayla Principato,DU/Shelby Cox, ORU
ABBY BOATMAN, IUPUI
So. // MB // Bloomington, Ind.
- Collected her first career Defensive Player of the Week award
- Set a career-high three solo blocks and seven block assists in win over Oral Roberts
- Averaged 2.5 blocks per set for the week
MIKAELA PURNELL, NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Jr. // OH // Excelsior, Minn.
- Collected her second career Defensive Player of the Week honor and first this season
- Three straight matches with 30-plus digs
- Set a career-high 35 digs against Omaha
- Averaged 6.40 digs per set for the week
Also nominated: Cassidy Rooke, Denver; Jessica Helms, IUPUI; Olivia Hahn, Fort Wayne; Olivia Spanton, Omaha; Tori Roe, Oral Roberts; Lauren Mattison, South Dakota; Ellie Benson, South Dakota State; 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; Oct. 10 – Brittany Jessen, USD
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