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.

Upcoming Matches

Date: Opponent: Location: Time:
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.