Rogers, Zamjahn Named Volleyball Players Of The Week

Rogers, Zamjahn Named Volleyball Players Of The Week

ATLANTA - The SAA announced the volleyball Players of the Week and, after voting by the league head coaches, MC Rogers of Hendrix won OPOW after leading the Warriors to a 5-0 week while Millsaps' Ashley Zamjahn claimed her second DPOW awards on the strength of propelling the Majors to two victories.

SAA Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week - MC Rogers of Hendrix

Senior outside hitter MC Rogers (pictured at right) led the Warriors to a 5-0 record over the weekend by hitting .301 with 3.65 kills per set. She also tallied 3.65 digs per set on defense. In Thursday's four-set win at Covenant, Rogers, from Collierville, Tenn., hit .375 with 15 kills, 14 digs and three blocks. On Friday, she recorded 13 kills, seven digs and three blocks and hit .385 in sweep at Oglethorpe. Rogers followed that up with a .444 percentage, 13 kills, three aces and 12 digs against Texas Lutheran. In Saturday's sweep at Berry, she compiled seven kills and 14 digs. Rogers closed the weekend with 14 kills and 15 digs against TLU. In total, Rogers had 62 kills, 62 digs, five aces and 10 blocks.

SAA Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week - Ashley Zamjahn of Millsaps

Libero Ashley Zamjahn led the Majors with 8 digs per set as they went 2-1 throughout the week. On Sunday, she recorded 29 digs in a big win over conference foe Sewanee. Zamjahn, from Harahan, LA had 23 digs vs. Centre. She also had 20 digs in a loss to Austin this weekend. 

Zamjahn with the service for the Majors

Other notable performances from around the league:

Middle hitter Regan Riddle led the Majors with  4.11 kills per set as they went 2-1 over the week. Riddle, from Montgomery, AL., had 15 kills with 30 total attacks and only one error in a convincing win over conference foe Sewanee on Sunday.  She recorded 13 kills and 35 total attacks in another win against Centre. On Saturday, Riddle had 9 kills with 28 total attacks in a loss to non-conference foe Austin College.

Senior libero Katie Truluck turned in three solid defensive matches as the Vikings went 2-1 on the weekend. Katie averaged an incredible 8.0 digs/set in two of the matches, respectively, and averaged 7.11 digs/set on the weekend. In her final dig against Rhodes, Katie picked up her 2,000th career dig, which now ranks her 8th in career digs among all active NCAA DIII players. Katie continues to rank first in the SAA for total digs and second in digs/set. 

Senior libero Leila Matsumoto came up with 5.88 digs per set as the Warriors went 5-0 on the weekend. Matsumoto, from Honolulu,  posted 18 digs in a four-set victory at Covenant on Thursday. She added 18 more digs in a sweep at Oglethorpe and 26 digs for an 8.67 per set average in a sweep against Texas Lutheran. On Sunday, Matsumoto had 15 sets in a sweep at Berry and 23 more digs in a four-set win vs. TLU. In total, Matsumoto tallied 100 digs, 25 assists and five aces.

Sara Jayne Sutton continues to anchor Sewanee's defense averaging 6.0 digs per set this week.  She also contributed 10 assists, 4 kills and 1 service ace.  SJ has had 9 matches accumulating 20 + digs this season.  

The SAA sports information directors contributed to this report