- Staff Reporter
NATCHITOCHES – Following career performances to open Southland Conference play, senior libero Megan Lohmiller was named the SLC Defensive Player of the Week the league office announced Monday. This is the third weekly honor for Northwestern State volleyball this season. Hannah Brister has two offensive awards from earlier this year.
The Heath, Texas, native recorded back-to-back 20-dig matches for the first time in her career, totaling 49 digs and a 6.1 per set average. She set a new career best with 27 digs in the four-set loss to Sam Houston on Thursday and followed that with a 22-dig outing in the win versus Houston Baptist on Saturday. Her efforts helped the Lady Demons hold their opponents to a .169 hitting percentage for the weekend.
Lohmiller has collected 236 digs thus far this season, reaching 10 or more in all but two matches this year, and 20 or more four times. She currently ranks seventh in the SLC in total digs and eighth in digs per set at 4.29.
For her career, Lohmiller is closing in on the 1,000-dig milestone, needing just 23 more to reach the mark. She would be the ninth player in NSU history to join the elite defensive club.
The Lady Demons continue their conference schedule with a pair of road matches this week. Thursday NSU takes on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Saturday play at Incarnate Word.
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Article sourced from provided press release.