OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton Volleyball junior Michelle Sicner has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week. Sicner is the first player in Creighton history to earn the award.
Sicner had triple-doubles in both matches last week to help Creighton to wins over DePaul (3-1) and Marquette (3-0) in the first two BIG EAST home matches in program history, hitting .579 while averaging 10.29 assists, 3.86 digs, 3.43 kills and 0.57 blocks per set.
Sicner opened the week with 39 assists, 12 digs, and a career-high 12 kills in a 3-1 win over DePaul, hitting a robust .579 in 19 swings. She added three blocks and an ace in the win over a Blue Demons squad that entered the match with a 14-2 record.
On Sunday in a 3-0 sweep against league-leading Marquette, Sicner had 33 assists, 15 digs and 12 more kills while once again hitting .579. She added a block. In the process, Sicner became the second player in Creighton history to post consecutive triple-doubles and also extended her streak of double-doubles to six in a row.
For the week, Sicner led Creighton in assists (72), kills (24), digs (27) and hitting percentage (.579) in seven sets of work.
Creighton (12-4, 3-1 BIG EAST) is coached by Kirsten Bernthal Booth. The Bluejays host first-place Xavier on Friday at 7 p.m. at D.J. Sokol Arena.
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