Bailey Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Nov. 17, 2014
NEW YORK - Marquette University sophomore outside hitter Autumn Bailey was named BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time since Oct. 13 on Monday afternoon after leading the women's volleyball team to a win over Villanova and a loss at Seton Hall with 50 kills over the weekend.
The Burlington, Ontario, native averaged 7.14 kills and 3.86 digs per set in the two matches and hit a combined .341. She began the weekend by posting a match-high 29 kills and 20 digs in a four set loss on Friday at Seton Hall, while adding four blocks and a service ace.
Bailey also added 21 kills in Saturday's sweep at Villanova to become just the third player in Marquette history to amass over 500 kills in a season. She now has 507 kills and the MU record for single season attacks with 1,359 swings in 2014. She sits just 10 kills from 1,000 in her career and can become the first player in program history to reach the mark in just two seasons in Saturday's regular season finale against DePaul.
The BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year, Bailey previously earned the offensive player of the week honor three times this season, on Oct. 13, Oct. 20 and Nov. 10. She ranks in the top 10 of NCAA Division I with 5.50 points and 4.74 kills per set on the year.
Sophomore libero Lauren Houg also collected a weekly honor for the second straight week and was named to the league's honor roll. Houg tied a career high with 29 digs in the loss at Seton Hall and added 17 digs at Villanova for an average of 6.57 digs per set. She was named the conference's defensive player of the week last Monday and was perfect on 62 service receptions against the Pirates and Wildcats.
The Golden Eagles close out the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. against DePaul at the Al McGuire Center. The team will honor Lindsey Gosh and Courtney Kintzel in a pre-match Senior Night ceremony and all individuals who present a ticket stub from men's basketball's Saturday home game against Omaha will receive free admission. MU will also honor its alumnae at Saturday's contest.
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