The Sooner Athletic Conference announced its Players of the Week honors on Monday from their offices outside of Oklahoma City. Two of the four players who were honored are from Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
The Setter of the Week is Taylor Calverley, while Jessica Sodich was selected as the Hitter of the Week.
Grecia Rivera, of Wayland Baptist University, was named the overall Player of the Week. Staci Williamson, from John Brown University, was noted as the Libero of the Week.
Calverley, at 5-foot-10-inches, averaged 9.53 assists per game to maintain her lead in the SAC. She collected 10 blocks, made 31 digs and fired six aces in the Lady Lions 4-0 weekend.
The senior also became SAGU’s all-time leader in assists. She now has 4,048, edging past Rachel Brown, who held the mark at 3,943. Calverley came to SAGU the year after Brown graduated, and has started throughout her career.
“Taylor is an incredible setter. A setter is a lot like the quarterback in football. She runs our entire offense and does a great job of distributing the ball,” SAGU coach Hank Moore said. “As one of our captains, Taylor set the example for our entire team. She leads spiritually, academically and athletically. As an Academic All-American and All Conference player, she sets the example on and off the floor as well.”
Sodich led the Red River Athletic Conference in kills per game (4.2) a year ago. The 5-foot-8-inch junior added 2.8 digs, four blocks, two assists and fired seven aces.
Sodich is currently eighth in the Sooner in hitting percentage (.236), second in kills per set (4.1), 16th in aces (10) and 11th in digs (3.1). Sodich had 22 kills in a five-set triumph over College of the Ozarks on Thursday.
It was the 11th time she has eclipsed 20 or more in a match; once as a freshman, eight a year ago and second occasions so far this fall.
Also nominated this week was sophomore Emmalee Smith, of Red Oak. She was considered for Libero of the Week honors.