McKendree Wins Both MIVA Weekly Awards

McKendree Wins Both MIVA Weekly Awards

McKendree has earned both Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association weekly honors for the period ending Feb. 11, the league has announced. McKendree outside hitter Jared Wilcox has been named the Offensive Player of the Week while libero Zach Thompson takes home the Defensive Player of the Week honor.

Wilcox helped the Bearcats to a 1-1 week, falling in five sets to Fort Wayne and defeating Ball State 3-1. He totaled 16 kills (3.20 per set) against the Mastodons. In a four-set win over the Cardinals, he totaled 16 kills (4.00 per set) on a .371 attack percentage. He also had two services aces in the match.

Thompson averaged 3.44 digs per set last week. Against Fort Wayne, he had 15 digs in five sets. He then recorded a season-high 16 digs (4.00 per set) in a 3-1 victory over Ball State. He helped limit Ball State to a .149 attack percentage in the match.