Marquette claims all 3 final Weekly Big East Volleyball Awards


Offensive Player of the Week went to Yadhira Anchante:

Anchante generated a Marquette offense that went 2-0 this week, including a straight sweep of previously undefeated Creighton, to claim a share of the BIG EAST Regular Season title and the No. 1 seed in this week’s BIG EAST Volleyball Championship. The sophomore led all conference competitors in assists, averaging 11.86 per set. In Friday’s 3-1 victory over third-seeded Xavier, Anchante produced a match-high 49 assists alongside six kills, three digs and a service ace. Against Creighton, she totaled 34 assists, 12 digs, four kills and a pair of aces.

Defensive Player of the week went to libero Carly Skrabak:

This week, Skrabak led the BIG EAST in digs (6.14/set) while contributing to a Marquette defense which conceded just one set to third-seeded Xavier before blanking second-seeded Creighton. Against Xavier, the senior defensive specialist recorded a match-high 31 digs with five assists and two service aces. In Saturday’s showdown against the Bluejays, Skrabak logged 12 digs, two assists and a service ace.

Rookie of the Week went to outside hitter Ella Foti:

In a 2-0 week, Foti hit .314, good for tenth in the conference, while averaging 3.00 kills per set and logging four service aces. Against Xavier, the redshirt freshman contributed 14 kills, three digs, three blocks and two aces, hitting .423. In Saturday’s sweep of Creighton, she tallied seven kills with a pair of service aces.

Aaaaaaand middle blocker Hattie Bray is on the Weekly Honor Roll:

In a 2-0 week, Bray totaled 19 kills with six blocks. The redshirt freshman hit .342, good for eighth overall this week, as Marquette claimed the top seed in the 2022 BIG EAST Volleyball tournament.