M.J. Vickers, MB, Jr., McMurry
McMurry junior middle blocker M.J. Vickers (Albany, TX / AHS) hit .318 with 42 kills to fuel the War Hawks to a 4-0 start to the season at the Viriginia Wesleyan Tournament in Virginia Beach, Va. Vickers also had 57 kills and nine block assists. She was named to the all-tournament team.
Kristin Hammond, LIB, Sr., Howard Payne
Howard Payne senior libero Kristin Hammond (Springtown, TX / SHS) averaged 5.75 digs over four matches, including wins over SUNY-New Paltz and Westminister at the Pikes Peak Challenge in Colorado Springs, Colo. Hammond also added 10 assists, six service aces and one kill. She was named to the all-tournament team.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
OFFENSIVE: Mary Hardin-Baylor OH Sophia Alexiou hit .429 over a 1-1 week. . . . Texas-Dallas OH Dana Hilzendager had 57 kills and 51 digs over a 2-2 week. . . . Mississippi College OH Courtney Creamer had 32 digs over five matches. . . . LeTourneau OH Chelsea Bowers had 48 kills and 23 digs over five matches. . . . . Sul Ross State S Josette Delagado averaged 4.83 assists over 18 games, including posting a career-high 34 in a win over Arlington Baptist. . . . Texas Lutheran MB Marcia Sagebiel hit .324 with 17 kills over two matches. . . . Hardin-Simmons OH Madison Reyes had 35 kills and 31 digs over three matches. . . . Howard Payne OH Tamika Heline had 59 kills and 64 digs over a 2-2 week. . . . Concordia Texas OH Kalynn White had 18 kills over two wins to start the season.
DEFENSIVE: Texas-Dallas MB Halea Williams had 18 total blocks over a 2-2 week. . . . LeTourneau LIB/DS Jessica Zabojnik averaged 5.05 digs over five matches. . . . Mississippi College LIB Holly Tupper averaged 4.26 digs over a 1-4 week. . . . Mary Hardin-Baylor LIB Elise Butler averaged three digs over two matches. . . . Texas Lutheran LIB Davina Hurst averaged six digs over two matches. . . . McMurry MB Bailey Marcus averaged 4.5 digs and added eight block assists over a 4-0 week. . . . Concordia Texas LIB Kevyn Jackson averaged 5.57 digs over a 2-0 week. . . . Hardin-Simmons DS Jessica Rogers averaged 4.6 digs over seven games. . . . Sul Ross State DS/LIB Kathy Peralez averaged 3.33 digs over 18 games.
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