Columbia, Ky. -- For the second week in a row senior volleyball players, Rebecca Just and Jordan Strickland were tabbed as the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.
Rebecca Just, a senior outside hitter from Louisville, Ky., was named the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Attacker of the Week. This is her fourth conference weekly honor of the season and the fourth of her career.
She posted four double-doubles in five games last week as St. Catharine went 2-3 on the week. She averaged 3.68 kills per set and a .294 hitting clip in wins over No. 23 Indiana Wesleyan and St. Thomas (Fla.) and in losses to No. 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), No. 5 Columbia (Mo.), and No. 7 Viterbo (Wisc.).
Just began her week with 18 kills and 11 digs against Lindsey Wilson. She posted 16 kills and 14 digs in a five set victory over Indiana Wesleyan. Then in their other win of the week, Just finished with a career-high 28 kills and added 10 digs against St. Thomas.
With her 81 kills last week, Just leads the Mid-South with 442 kills and is third with 3.6 kills per set. She also posted 67 digs last week to move her season total to 406 – which is fourth best in the MSC. She is currently ninth in the nation with 442 kills.
Senior setter, Jordan Strickland, was named the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Setter of the Week. This is the second week in a row that she has earned this award and the third weekly honor of the season and the fifth of her career.
The Lexington, Ky. native tallied 221 assists, 52 digs and 10 during the week posting double-doubles in all five matches for the Patriots. She finished the week with four solo blocks and nine block assists.
Strickland recorded at least 40 assists in four out the five matches for the Patriots. Her best match came in a 3-2 victory over St. Thomas where she finished with 52 assists and 10 digs. Against Viterbo and Indiana Wesleyan she finished with 48 and 46 assists, respectively.
After finishing last week with 221 assists, Strickland ran her season total to 1,114 – which leads the Mid-South and ranks 11th in the nation. Her 9.4 assists per set for the season is good enough for third in the MSC.
St. Catharine moves to 24-11 overall and 9-6 in conference play after last week’s 2-3 record.