IRVING, Texas – Following yet another stellar performance, WKU Volleyball’s Alyssa
Cavanaugh has earned the title of Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week the
league office announced Monday. The outside hitter has now collected a pair of
offensive honors on her senior campaign and five throughout her career.
Cavanaugh led the Lady Topper squad to its Conference USA-record 30th-straight win
over a league opponent – including regular season and tournament play – with 24
kills in Friday night’s sweep of Southern Miss. The pin hitter’s 24 kills in just
three sets ties for the fourth-most by a student-athlete in a three-set match across
the nation this season. Cavanaugh worked at a .476 hitting clip with 42 swings on
the night while also adding a pair of aces from behind the service line to bring her
total to 26.0 points on the match.
A couple milestones were achieved in the 14th-consecutive victory by the Red and
White as well. Cavanaugh moved into third place on WKU’s all-time kills leaderboard
with 1,616 strikes to date. The Louisville, Ky., native also overtook the sixth slot
on the program’s all-time attacks list, currently owning 3,607.
With the help of Cavanaugh along with its other offensive weapons, WKU Volleyball
has now won 48-consecutive home matches against conference opponents dating back to
2011 during the squad’s time in the Sun Belt.
Cavanaugh’s accolade brings WKU’s 2017 total to 11 honors in seven weeks of
distribution. Fellow seniors Jessica Lucas (5) and Sydney Engle (3) in addition to
Rachel Anderson (1) have also earned honors this season.
WKU is back in action tomorrow night with its final non-conference match of the year
as Austin Peay (17-3) comes to town for a 7 p.m. CT contest.
How to Follow the Lady Toppers: For complete information on WKU Volleyball, follow
the team on Twitter at @WKUVolleyball and head coach Travis Hudson at @TravisHudsonWKU.