Greenville, S.C. – Meg DeMaar was named the Southern Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced today by the SoCon. Weekly voting is conducted by the league office. The honor marks the second of the season for the Paladins and seventh of DeMaar's career.
The senior libero tallied 53 digs in two matches last week, good for 6.62 digs per set. DeMaar, a native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., totaled 19 digs in a Friday loss to ETSU, before tallying 34 digs in a four-set win over Western Carolina inside Alley Gym on Saturday. Saturday's 34 digs marks a season-high for DeMaar and sets the school-record for a four-set contest. DeMaar currently ranks third in the SoCon in digs versus all opponents, while leading the league in conference play. With her seventh dig on Saturday night, DeMaar became the first player in school history to record 2,000 career digs.
ETSU's Leah Clayton was named the league's Offensive Player of the Week.
The Paladins return to action on Wednesday, November 7, hosting Wofford at 7:00 p.m. inside Alley Gym in the regular-season home finale.