Three Players Selected as AMC Volleyball Players of the Week
Volleyball - Mon, Sep. 18, 2017
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Three players have been named Players of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Columbia's Caroline Clifford (Attacker), Jessica Jensen of William Woods (Mo.) (Defender) and Missouri Baptist's Rachel Poole (Setter) were honored based on their performance from Sept. 11-17.
The next AMC Player of the Week will be announced on Sept. 25.
AMC Attacker of the Week Caroline Clifford, Columbia (Mo.) Jr., OH, Springfield, Mo.
Led the Cougars to a 2-0 week, with both wins in straight-sets.
Recorded 15 kills in a win over Williams Baptist (Ark.).
Had a total of 26 kills, 15 digs and an attacking percentage of .568 for the week.
Added three service aces.
This is her first career AMC Women's Volleyball Player of the Week award.
AMC Defender of the Week Jessica Jensen, William Woods (Mo.) So., DS, Downs, Ill.
Led the Owls to a pair of wins over Hannibal-LaGrange and Haskell (Kan.) in straight-sets.
Recorded a total of 37 digs in the six games.
Picked up 21 digs against Haskell and 16 digs vs. Hannibal-LaGrange in the Owls first AMC match on the season.
Leads the AMC with 206 total digs.
This is her third career AMC Volleyball Defender of the Week award.
AMC Setter of the Week Rachel Poole, Missouri Baptist Sr., S, Marble Hill, Mo.
On the week, Pool recorded a total of 88 assists and 18 digs to lead the Spartans to three wins.
Ranks first in the AMC in total assists (642) and third in assists per set (10.2).
Recorded 30-or-more-assists twice in the three games – 33 vs. Culver-Stockton (Mo.) and 36 vs. Lyon (Ark.).
Currently has the eighth highest assist total in the NAIA.
This is her first career AMC Volleyball Setter of the Week award.
Other Notable Performances:
Brianah Munoz, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.): Helped the Lady Lynx to a 3-1 victory over St. Louis Pharmacy, by recording 19 digs.
Gabriela Walton, Columbia (Mo.): Recorded 15 digs in each on the Cougars two AMC wins.
Reilly Fulton, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.): Recorded 44 digs in three matches, including 29 in a 3-1 win over Stephens (Mo.).
Lindsey Gordon, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.): Led the Lions to a 2-1 week with 97 total assists, including 46 against Lane College.
Kourtney Knox, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.): recorded 49 assists in the Lady Lynx only match of the week.
Brittney Engelbrecht, William Woods (Mo.): Helped the Owls to a 2-0 week, by accumulating 64 total assists and 11 digs.
Lauren English, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.): Had 13 kills in the Lady Lynx 3-1 win over St. Louis Pharmacy.
Cassady Reno, St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.): Averaged four kills per game in the Eutectics 2-2 week. Had a total of 56 kills in 14 games to go along with 26 digs.
Attacker Nominees: Abby Ferguson, William Woods (Mo.), Lauren English, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.), Claire Walker, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), Cassady Reno, St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.), Kelly Wilson, Missouri Baptist