Kentucky Volleyball setter Madison Lilley was named the Southeastern Conference’s Player of the Week and Setter of the week on Friday with libero Gabby Curry winning SEC Defensive Player of the Week.
The awards given out Friday date back to last week, when Kentucky captured its fourth-straight SEC title, by sweeping Alabama inside Memorial Coliseum.
Madison Lilley won her fourth SEC Championship in four years by setting the UK offense to an amazing .443 hitting percentage on the week in UK’s two wins over Alabama. Lilley had 35 assists on Wednesday and 29 on Thursday night. She also had a career-high three aces in Wednesday night’s win to go along with her five blocks on the week. Lilley had two kills in the second match of the series with Alabama.
Gabby Curry helped stimy the Alabama attack by averaging 4.67 digs per set with 15 total in the first match and 13 in the second match. The Buford, Georgia native was a large part of holding Alabama to a .097 hitting percentage on the series, including .045 in the second match. Curry also added in three assists.
The 2020-21 NCAA Volleyball Selection Show will air on Sunday, April 4 at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Kentucky will then learn its path through Omaha.
SEC Weekly Awards
|Offensive||Morgahn Fingall, Tennessee|
|Defensive||Gabby Curry, Kentucky|
|Setter||Madison Lilley, Kentucky|
|Freshman||Elli McKissock, Florida|
The Player of the Week is Madison Lilley from Kentucky.
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