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Volleyball: Davis Picks Up Second Sun Belt Player of the Week Award

Sydney Davis earns Defensive Player of the Week after leading all Sun Belt players in total digs the weekend of Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Davis DPOW 10.2.17

LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Volleyball junior libero Sydney Davis claimed Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time in the past three weeks after the league chose her as the recipient for matches played Sept. 25-Oct. 1.
 
Davis selection marks the fifth consecutive week that the Ragin' Cajuns have at least one representative on the list of weekly award winners which are voted upon by the Sun Belt's head coaches.
 
Davis, who won the award on Sept. 18 following the Chicago State Invitational, is the first Ragin' Cajun to earn repeat defensive player of the week honors in a season since Lindsay Brown in 2010.
 
She joins teammates Jessica Bartczyszyn (setter) and Hali Wisnoskie (freshman) in claiming multiple player of the week awards from the Sun Belt this season.
 
Davis topped the Ragin' Cajuns back row efforts in the first sweep of the Arkansas State-Little Rock weekend since the 2012 season. She totaled 46 digs and averaged 5.11 per set as Louisiana extended its Sun Belt start to 4-0 which marks the program's best start as a member of the league and ties the 1986 team (members of Southland Conference) for the all-time record.
 
The St. Joseph Academy product's weekend digs total (46) was the most recorded by a Sun Belt player in matches played Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
 
She tied her season-high figure with 27 digs vs. ASU, nine of the scoops coming over the fourth and fifth sets as the Cajuns rallied for the win which kept the undefeated SBC start intact.
 
Her 19 digs vs. Little Rock were highlighted by eight in the opening set as the Cajuns took the early lead in the match on the way to securing a second straight SBC weekend sweep.
 
The Ragin' Cajuns, winners of five straight matches overall, are set to play three matches this week against Louisiana schools.
 
The week begins on Tuesday (Oct. 3) with the team wrapping up a three-match homestand and non-conference play when Southeastern Louisiana visits Earl K. Long Gym for a 6:30 p.m. match. Over the weekend, the Ragin' Cajuns play a Sun Belt home-and-home with ULM starting Friday (Oct. 6) in Monroe and finishing Sunday (Oct. 8) at Earl K. Long Gym.
 
For more information on Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Volleyball, as well as all of Ragin' Cajuns Athletics, visit RaginCajuns.com. Fans can also follow along with the team on Facebook (/ULVolleyball), Twitter (@RaginCajunsVB) and Instagram (@RaginCajunsVB).
 
2017 RAGIN' CAJUNS VOLLEYBALL SUN BELT WEEKLY HONORS
Sept. 4 – Jessica Bartczyszyn (Setter of the Week)
Sept. 11 – Hali Wisnoskie (Freshman of the Week)
Sept. 18 – Sydney Davis (Defensive Player of the Week)
Sept. 18 – Hali Wisnoskie (Freshman of the Week)
Sept. 25 – Jessica Bartczyszyn (Setter of the Week)
Oct. 2 – Sydney Davis (Defensive Player of the Week)
 
RAGIN' CAJUNS VOLLEYBALL ALL-TIME SUN BELT WEEKLY HONORS
Oct. 31, 1994           Nia Kiggundu
Sept. 18, 1995         Nia Kiggundu
Oct. 9, 1995             Nia Kiggundu
Sept. 9, 1996           Nia Kiggundu
Oct. 18, 1999           Priscilla Lima
Nov. 13, 2000          Amy Kraljev
Sept. 10, 2001         Clarice Laires
Sept. 24, 2001         Clarice Laires (Defensive)
Oct. 15, 2001           Janaina Gomes (Defensive)
Sept. 2, 2002           Clarice Laires (Defensive)
Sept. 23, 2002         Priscilla Lima (Defensive)
Oct. 14, 2002           Priscilla Lima (Defensive)
Nov. 4, 2002            Clarice Laires
Nov. 11, 2002          Clarice Laires (Defensive)
Nov. 3, 2003            Elina Salomaki
Nov. 3, 2003            Hollie Girouard (Defensive)
Sept. 24, 2007         Erika Castro (Defensive)
Aug. 31, 2009          Lindsay Brown (Defensive)
Sept. 20, 2010         Lindsay Brown (Defensive)
Sept. 27, 2010         Lindsay Brown (Defensive)
                                 Lesley Mirarchi
Oct. 21, 2013           Caitlyn Auxilien (Defensive)
Nov. 4, 2013             Andrea Hole (Setter)
Sept. 29, 2014         Andrea Hole (Setter)
Oct. 13, 2014           Andrea Hole (Setter)
Oct. 24, 2016           Nia Antoine
Sept. 4, 2017           Jessica Bartczyszyn (Setter)
Sept. 11, 2017         Hali Wisnoskie (Freshman)
Sept. 18, 2017         Sydney Davis (Defensive)
Sept. 18, 2017         Hali Wisnoskie (Freshman)
Sept. 25, 2017         Jessica Bartczyszyn (Setter)
Oct. 2, 2017             Sydney Davis (Defensive)
 

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