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first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Abbie Harry and Emily Doss are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.The tandem helped the Sugar Bears (16-13, 10-6 SLC) close out the season with a pair of wins over UIW and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi last week. Harry threw down 41 kills over seven sets to average 5.86 kills per set. Doss came up huge on defense for the Sugar Bears with 39 digs and a 5.57 average on the week.UCA concluded regular-season play with seven consecutive victories in order to secure the No. 5 seed at the upcoming Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament. Central Arkansas will square off against No. 4 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Friday at 6:30 p.m. inside the Farris Center in Conway, Ark.Offensive Player of the Week: Abbie Harry, Central Arkansas – Sr. – OH – Frederick, Md.Harry led the Sugar Bears to their sixth and seventh consecutive wins, following back-to-back game-high kills of 20 and 21 against UIW and A&M-Corpus Christi, respectively. The senior’s 41 kills came on a .311 hitting percentage and were bolstered by 11 digs on the week.Honorable Mention: Lorin McNeil, Abilene Christian; Ehize Omoghibo, New Orleans; Hannah Brister, Northwestern State, Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Defensive Player of the Week: Emily Doss, Central Arkansas – Jr. – DS/L – Springdale, Ark.Doss was a key component on defense for the Sugar Bears, leading the team with 39 digs and a 5.57 digs-per-set average. The senior led her squad through seven sets, dropping just one throughout the final week of regular-season play. Heading into the postseason, Doss boasts a season-high 553 digs to rank third in the conference.Honorable Mention: Addison Miller, Sam Houston State; Lizzy Low, Southeastern Louisiana; Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img

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