St. LOUIS, Mo.
-- Missouri State senior Lynsey Wright
was honored Monday as the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week in volleyball for the second time in her career.
Wright's award comes on the heels of an MVP performance over the weekend at the D.C. Koehl Classic hosted by Ohio State. The middle blocker from Glen Carbon, Ill., averaged 3.08 kills and 0.92 blocks per set with a .462 attack efficiency and .569 kill percentage to lead the Bears to a 2-1 record and tournament championship.
Wright was brilliant in Missouri State's Friday victory at 20th-ranked Ohio State, finishing with 15 kills and no errors to hit .577 while adding four blocks. She hit .333 with 13 kills and four blocks Saturday versus Lipscomb, a team ranked just outside the AVCA's top 25, and became the 21st player in school history with 1,000 career kills in Saturday's sweep of Oakland, hitting .467 with nine winners and three blocks.
The Bears (4-2), who received 10 votes in this week's AVCA Coaches Poll to rank 31st, travel to Malibu, Calif., this weekend for matches against No. 8 Washington, Wyoming and Pepperdine.