South Atlantic Conference

SAC Volleyball Weekly Awards - Nov. 7, 2023

SAC Volleyball Weekly Awards - Nov. 7, 2023

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Volleyball Players of the Week for matches played during the ninth week of the 2023 season.

Nov 7, 2023 by Nicole Beckelman
SAC Volleyball Weekly Awards - Nov. 7, 2023

Tusculum’s Emiah Burrowes was named the Offensive Player of the Week while Catawba’s Riley Hill was named the Defensive Player of the Week.

Burrowes, a graduate student from Wesley Chapel, N.C., averaged 4.22 kills per set on a .341 hitting percentage across Tusculum’s three sweeps. The outside hitter had her best outing at Lincoln Memorial, tallying 16 kills on a .414 rate. Burrowes reached double-digit kills in every match, recording double-doubles in the contests at Newberry and Lenoir-Rhyne with 10 and 15 digs, respectively. She also added two service aces and five block assists. On the season, Burrowes is averaging 3.41 kills per frame on a .228 clip.

Hill, a freshman from Salisbury, N.C., totaled 60 digs in Catawba’s 2-0 week. She first recorded 27 digs in the five-set win over Emory & Henry before adding 33 (8.25/ set) in Catawba’s four-set win over Mars Hill on Saturday. Hill is the second player this season to earn back-to-back Player of the Week honors and the first to do so on the defensive side.

2023 SAC Volleyball Players of the Week

Offensive Player of the Week

Sept. 4 – Jenna Long, Anderson

Sept. 11 – Sadie Kluner, Anderson

Sept. 18 – Emmaleigh Allen, Lenoir-Rhyne

Sept. 25 – Emmaleigh Allen, Lenoir-Rhyne

Oct. 2 – Maggie Young, Wingate

Oct. 9 – Sydney Karjala, Lenoir-Rhyne

Oct. 16 – Kristen Moehring, Lincoln Memorial

Oct. 23 – Emmaleigh Allen, Lenoir-Rhyne

Oct. 30 – Gabby Saye, Wingate

Nov. 6 – Emiah Burrowes, Tusculum

Defensive Player of the Week

Sept. 4 – Cassidy Farley, UVA Wise

Sept. 11 – Brantley Chipley, Anderson

Sept. 18 – Emily Johnson, Wingate

Sept. 25 – Kathy Peter, Lenoir-Rhyne

Oct. 2 – Maggie Mullen, Wingate

Oct. 9 – Kathy Peter, Lenoir-Rhyne

Oct. 16 – Emily Johnson, Wingate

Oct. 23 – Laela Jimenez, Mars Hill

Oct. 30 – Riley Hill, Catawba

Nov. 6 – Riley Hill, Catawba