Redshirt sophomore middle blocker Hayley Benson hits the ball over the net against Toledo on Nov. 7 at Worthen Arena. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Benson earns third MAC weekly honor this season
Ball State middle hitter Hayley Benson has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week, voted on by the MAC's 12 head coaches.
The redshirt junior is now a five-time MAC weekly award winner, and has earned the honor three times this season.
In victories over Toledo and Buffalo, Benson led Ball State with 30 kills on a .569 attack percentage. She converted on 30-51 attacks with only one error through two matches.
Benson led the match in kills against Toledo with 16, and posted a season-best .609 attack percentage in the victory over Buffalo.
Benson leads the MAC in attack percentage in league-only matches, carrying a .465 mark entering the week. She ranks third in the league in this category for the season with a total .354 percentage.
The Cardinals return to action on Oct. 17 as they host the Ohio Bobcats.
|10/17||Ohio||Muncie, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|10/18||Kent State||Muncie, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|10/24||Miami (Ohio)||Oxford, OH||7:00 p.m.|
|10/25||Bowling Green||Bowling Green, OH||7:00 p.m.|
|10/31||Northern Illinois||Muncie, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|11/1||Western Michigan||Muncie, IN||7:00 p.m.|
|11/7||Central Michigan||Mt. Pleasant, MI||7:00 p.m.|
|11/8||Eastern Michigan||Ypsilanti, MI||7:00 p.m.|
|11/13||Toledo||Toldeo, OH||7:00 p.m.|
|11/15||Akron||Muncie, IN||7:00 p.m.|