ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts outside hitter Laura Milos was named Summit League Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week and South Dakota State defensive specialist Ellie Benson and South Dakota middle blocker Lindsey Brown garnered the league's Defensive Player of the Week awards for their performances, Sept. 12-18.
LAURA MILOS, ORAL ROBERTS
Jr. // OH // Porec, Croatia
- Collected her eighth career Offensive Player of the Week award and second this season
- Recorded a trio of 20-plus kill matches at the Tulsa Tournament last week
- Had a double-double (27 kills, 10 digs) in a five-set win over Northwestern State
- Added 21 kills in matches against Tulsa and Louisiana Tech with seven digs in each
- For the week, averaged 5.31 kills per set with a .222 hitting percentage with five service aces
Also nominated: Ruth Okoye, Denver; Natalie Seiler, Fort Wayne; Emily Minnick, North Dakota State; Kayla Torson, Omaha; Elizabeth Loschen, South Dakota; Nazya Thies, South Dakota State; Shalyn Greenhaw, Western Illinois
Previous honorees: Aug. 29 – Brittany Jessen, South Dakota; Sept. 6 – Laura Milos, ORU; Sept. 12 – Brittany Jessen, USD
ELLIE BENSON, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Jr. // DS // Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Received her first career Defensive Player of the Week award
- Recorded 32 digs in the four-set match against North Dakota, which tied a school record
- Her 32 digs rank first in the league and 10th in the NCAA in a four-set match
LINDSEY BROWN, SOUTH DAKOTA
Sr. // MB // Mapleton, Iowa
- Collected her first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
- Registered a career-high eight block assists in a sweep of Lamar
- Averaged 1.44 blocks per set while adding five digs in the three matches
Also nominated: Emma Willis, Denver; Nicole Rightnowar, Fort Wayne; Mikaela Purnell, North Dakota State; Amanda Conlin, Omaha; Tori Roe, Oral Roberts; Kaili Simmons, Western Illinois
Previous honorees: Aug. 29 – Olivia Hahn, Fort Wayne; Sept. 6 – Ruth Okoye, DU; Sept. 12 – Olivia Hahn, FW/Jessica Helms, IUPUI
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