Iowa State's Hillegas named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
AMES – Iowa State libero Hali Hillegas has been named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. The redshirt sophomore won her fourth Big 12 Def. POW of the season, the sixth Defensive award of her career, and eighth Big 12 weekly award total of her career.
Hillegas, a Charles City grad, recorded a pair of 20-dig matches while leading Iowa State to a 2-0 record on the week. In the Cyclones’ sweep of K-State last Wednesday, she finished with 20 digs, her fourth three-set match of the season reaching the 20-dig plateau. In ISU’s upset of No. 11 Kansas on Saturday, Hillegas led all players with 24 digs, her 11th match of the season over 20 digs.
For the week, Hillegas led the Big 12 with 6.29 digs per set. On the season, she ranks atop the conference and is 14th in the NCAA with her 5.59 digs per set across the season.
Wartburg's Foster named IIAC Defensive Player of the Week
Wartburg freshman Katie Foster picked up her third Iowa Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week award on Monday.
The former Charles City standout led the Knights in digs (90) and digs per set (6.92) last week.
The Knights won the IIAC regular-season championship for the third-straight year and the fifth time in the last six seasons.