SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Chattanooga’s Jaquelyn Langhaim and Western Carolina’s Abigail Veit have been named the Southern Conference offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively, for matches played Oct. 1-7, the conference office announced Monday.
Langhaim, a setter, averaged 9.33 assists per set as the Mocs split a pair of conference matches on the week, falling to The Citadel and sweeping Mercer. Despite the loss, the freshman dished out 31 assists, over two assists more than her season average, and added 10 digs to earn a double-double against the Bulldogs. She also had three kills, a service ace and a block assist. A day later, the Alpine, Utah, native paced the Mocs’ offensive attack with 25 assists in the 3-0 win over Mercer. She contributed a career-high four aces, three digs and three block assists in the home defeat of the Bears.
Veit, an outside hitter, averaged 3.38 kills and 4.62 digs per set as the Catamounts went 2-0 on the week with four-set wins over both Furman and Wofford. Against Furman, the junior tallied a double-double with 11 kills and 16 digs and hit .229 in the win. The native of Cary, North Carolina, recorded a season-high 16 kills and a match-high and career-high 21 digs a day later to pace the Catamounts past the Terriers.
The nods are the first career honors for both Langhaim and Veit. Langhaim’s selection is Chattanooga’s second offensive honor this season, while Veit’s selection is the first for Western Carolina and first on the defensive end since libero Meagan Sanchez was recognized on Sept. 12, 2016.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week: Megan Fuhr (The Citadel), Braedyn Tutton (ETSU), Carris Campbell (Furman), Roberta Todd (Mercer), Maria Esch (UNCG), Lauren Deaton (Samford), Merry Gebel (Western Carolina) and Catie Cronister (Wofford).
Also nominated for defensive player of the week: Caricia Rodriguez (The Citadel), Marija Popovic (ETSU), Amber Gibson (Mercer), Stephanie Mysembourg (UNCG), Taylor Anderton (Samford), Dani Szczepanski (Chattanooga) and Taylor Gill (Wofford).
2018 SoCon Volleyball Offensive Players of the Week
Aug. 27 Leah Clayton, Jr., OH, ETSU
Sept. 3 Dani Szczepanski, Jr., MB, Chattanooga
Sept. 10 Alyssa Kvarta, Sr., S, ETSU
Sept. 17 Leah Clayton, Jr., OH, ETSU
Sept. 24 Krista Boesing, Sr., OH, Samford
Oct. 1 Krista Boesing, Sr., OH, Samford
Oct. 8 Jaquelyn Langhaim, Fr., S, Chattanooga
2018 SoCon Volleyball Defensive Players of the Week
Aug. 27 Taylor Gill, Sr., LIB, Wofford
Sept. 3 Marija Popovic, So., LIB, ETSU
Sept. 10 Grace Tiesman, Jr., LIB, Samford
Sept. 17 Braedyn Tutton, Sr., MB, ETSU
Sept. 24 Sarah Dobrich, Jr., MH, The Citadel
Oct. 1 Marija Popovic, So., LIB, ETSU
Oct. 8 Abigail Veit, Jr., OH, Western Carolina