Senior wins award for third week in a row, the first to do so this year
LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the third week running, Kentucky senior outside hitter Leah Edmond was named the Southeastern Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week. She becomes the first player in the SEC this season to win the award for three weeks in a row.
Kentucky only played one match on the week, but Edmond was dominant, logging 18 kills in the Wildcats 3-0 sweep of the Missouri Tigers on Wednesday night to retain possession of first place in the SEC with two matches remaining.
The match on Wednesday was Edmond’s fifth match in a row with 13-plus kills. She swung at an efficient .289 clip, logging her 18 kills on while only needing 38 swings to do so. Edmond also had six digs in the match, marking her third match in the last four with five or more digs.
Edmond is now averaging a team-leading 4.39 kills per set on the season and is hitting .309 on the season. The Lexington, Kentucky native is also doing it defensively for UK, averaging 2.14 digs per set on the year.
Kentucky will play on Wednesday night at LSU at 8 p.m. ET on the SEC Network, ESPN and the ESPN app. Tiffany Greene (pxp) and Missy Whittemore (color) will have the call from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.