At the Oct. 3 home volleyball game against Eastern Michigan, senior middle hitter Hayley Benson stands prepared to block the ball. DN PHOTO SAMANTHA BRAMMER
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Benson earns fourth conference weekly award this season
Ball State volleyball middle Hayley Benson has been named Mid-American Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, as voted on by the league’s 12 coaches.
Benson has now won the award four times this season and six times in her career. She has won the offensive award five times and defensive player of the week one time.
Over the week’s two matches, the redshirt junior led Ball State with 22 kills and a .512 attack percentage. She also averaged 3.14 kills per set.
Benson continues to lead the MAC in attack percentage in league-only matches, while her kills-per-set average is fourth. She ranks second in the league with a .368 attack percentage.
Ball State returns to action at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 as they travel to take on Miami (OH).