LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky Volleyball middle blocker Leah Meyer was named as the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday morning by the league office.
In No. 15 Kentucky’s wins over South Carolina and No. 12 Florida, Meyer averaged 1.62 blocks per set at the net and had one of her best offensive weekends as well, with 1.88 kills per set. The Defensive Player of the Week award is Meyer’s first by the SEC office since joining UK.
Meyer had four kills and 3.5 blocks on Friday night against the Gamecocks in a 3-0 sweep inside of Memorial. In the Wildcats’ five-set win over Florida, the Buffalo, New York native had five kills and 4.0 blocks with six block assists and a solo block.
UK No. 8 in RPI
On the heels of a strong non-conference schedule, and two ranked wins inside the first weekend of Southeastern Conference play, the Kentucky Volleyball team was unveiled as the No. 8 team in the country in the NCAA’s initial release of the ratings percentage index (RPI) on Monday afternoon.
The Wildcats are 11-4 on the young season and currently sit 4-0 in SEC play. Kentucky picked up a huge win Sunday afternoon in five sets over RPI No. 21 Florida – who was ranked No. 12 in the AVCA polls. Some of Kentucky’s best wins include results over the Gators, No. 10 Missouri, No. 20 Louisville and No. 43 Florida Gulf Coast.
AVCA Rankings Released
Kentucky moved up three slots to No. 12 in the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association top 25 that was released on Monday. The No. 12 ranking is UK’s highest mark since week two of the season
Kentucky plays one match this week, a home showdown with Georgia at 7 p.m. ET on Friday night. Tickets are available through the UK Athletics ticket office.