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TLU's Lexi Morris grabs third SCAC Defensive Player of the Week award

Lexi Morris (photo by Dustin Wyatt)
Lexi Morris (photo by Dustin Wyatt)

SEGUIN, Texas -- Lexi Morris, a freshman libero from Victoria, Texas, has been named SCAC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for matches played from Monday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 3.

The award is Morris's third of the season. She was previously the Defensive Player of the Week 1 and in Week 5.

This past week, Morris set a new career-high in digs with 41 in the Bulldogs' win over Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday.

Morris also had a pair of 33-dig totals in matches against Hardin-Simmons and Concordia Texas. Overall, Morris averaged 7.13 digs per set throughout the three matches. Her highest digs per set average, at 8.20 per set, came in the win over Mary Hardin-Baylor.  

Morris and the Bulldogs go into this weekend's SCAC Volleyball Championship as the No. 6 seed. TLU faces No. 3 seed Southwestern at 6 p.m. Friday in TLU's Memorial Gymnasium.

Other impressive performances in the SCAC: 
Sophomore Ali Grona of Southwestern had 57 total digs throughout three matches for an average of 5.18 digs per set, the highest being 22 digs in the Pirates win over Geneseo. Sophomore Emily Ellis of Trinity scored a weekend-best 11 kills while setting a new career-high of nine blocks in the final regular season match of the season against East Texas Baptist. Ellis avaraged a .469 hitting percentage throughout the two matches. Sophomore Georgia Mullins of Colorado College had a hand in six blocked shots while adding three digs in the Tigers win over Johnson and Wales on Firday. She helped CC hold the Wildcats to a -.033 hitting percentage. 

SCAC Volleyball
Defensive Players-of-the-Week
Week 1 Lexi Morris, Texas Lutheran University
Week 2 Mari Prazak, Austin College
Week 3 Emily Ellis, Trinity University
Week 4 Ali Grona, Southwestern University 
Week 5 Lexi Morris, Texas Lutheran University 
Week 6 Georgia Mullins, Colorado College 
Week 7 Kelsi Menn, Texas Lutheran University
Week 8 Kaylyn Latin, University of St. Thomas  
Week 9 Annie Rose Leggett, Trinity University
Week 10 Lexi Morris, Texas Lutheran University