INDIANAPOLIS- Oakland outside hitter Darien Bandel led the Golden Grizzlies to a perfect 2-0 weekend at home, averaging a league high 6.29 kills per set. Bandel is the Horizon League Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week. IUPUI libero Jessica Helms led the Jags with 39 total digs this week as they picked up a road win over Youngstown State. Helms is the Horizon League Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK | DARIEN BANDEL | OAKLAND| SENIOR | OUTSIDE HITTER | ORTONVILLE, MICH.
Darien Bandel averaged 6.29 kills per set and hit .376 against Wright State and Northern Kentucky last weekend. She tied a career-high 27 kills hitting .407 to go with 14 digs and two blocks in a 3-1 win over the Norse. She also registered 18 kills, 16 digs and two blocks in a sweep over Wright State on Sept. 29. She also averaged 4.29 digs per set. Bandel leads the league in kills per set and currently ranks 22nd inside the NCAA's top-50 in the same category.
2017 Offensive Players of the Week
August 28 - Lydia DeWeese, Green Bay
September 4 – Laura Crawford, NKU
September 11- Gina Kilner, Cleveland State
September 18- Katie Klusman, Wright State
September 25- Kori Waelbroeck, IUPUI
October 2- Darien Bandel, Oakland
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK | JESSICA HELMS | IUPUI | SENIOR| LIBERO | MUNCIE, IND.
Jessica Helms led the Jags in digs in both games with 19 digs against Cleveland State and 20 digs against Youngstown State in a three-set win over the Penguins. This marks the fifth time Helms recorded 20+ digs in a match this season. The libero finished the weekend with 5.57 digs per set and is currently fourth in conference play with 4.56 digs/set...Helms recorded 26 service receptions with no errors.
2017 Defensive Players of the Week
August 28 - Jessica Helms, IUPUI
September 4 – Ashton Terrill, NKU
September 11 – Carla Salvato, UIC
September 18 – Jessie Thornton, Wright State
September 25- Krysteena Davis, Oakland
October 2 – Jessica Helms, IUPUI