ELMHURST, Ill. – ORU's outside hitter Laura Milos was named Summit League Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week and NDSU's libero and defensive specialist Mikaela Purnell garnered the league's Defensive Player of the Week awards for their performances, Oct. 31- Nov. 6.
LAURA MILOS, ORAL ROBERTS
Jr. // OH // Porec, Croatia
- Collected her 10th career Offensive Player of the Week award and fourth this season
- Had 33 kills in the five-set match against Omaha, second-highest total of the season
- For the week, averaged 6.00 kills per set with a .341 hitting percentage with four service aces
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; Oct. 17 – Laura Milos, ORU; Oct. 24 – Alexis Mapes, IUPUI; Oct. 31 – Audrey Reeg, USD/Ashley Beaner, SDSU
MIKAELA PURNELL, NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Jr. // L/DS // Excelsior, Minn.
- Collected her fourth career Defensive Player of the Week honor and third this season
- Had 31 digs in 3-2 win over Fort Wayne to reach 30-plus kills for the fifth time this season
- Had 17 digs in 3-0 win over IUPUI to become the 23rd player to reach 1,000 digs in a career
- Averaged 6.50 digs per set for the week
Also nominated: Cassidy Rooke, Denver; Jessica Helms, IUPUI; Ashley Smith, Omaha; Taylan Nero, 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; Oct. 17 – Abby Boatman, IUPUI/Mikaela Purnell, NDSU; Oct. 24 – Abby Boatman, IUPUI; Oct. 31 – Mikaela Purnell, NDSU