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INDIANAPOLIS -- Valparaiso University senior Angie Porche has been named Horizon League Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, while Butler University junior Katie Daprile has earned Defensive Player of the Week honors for the period of Oct. 12-18.
Porche, an outsider hitter from Lynwood, Ill., earns the honor for a second time this season and the fourth time in her career. She recorded 41 kills (5.86 kps), 46.0 points (6.57 pps) and a .337 attack percentage (41 K, 9 E, 95 TA) for the Crusaders last week.
Porche helped Valparaiso post a 3-0 win over Indiana State University on Wednesday and 3-1 victory over Youngstown State University on Friday. She slammed 26 kills against the Penguins, which marked the League's best total for a four-set match this year.
Daprile, a libero from Bargersville, Ind., earns the award for the first time this season and the second time in her career. She averaged a conference-best 9.00 digs per set for the Bulldogs last week.
Daprile dug 27 balls in Butler's sweep of Youngstown State on Saturday, which marked the League's second-best total for a three-set match in 2009.
Valparaiso (15-6, 8-1) returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis at 7 p.m. ET. Butler (16-10, 6-3) is back on the hardwood Friday when it visits Wright State University at 7 p.m.
Other Horizon League top performances (Oct. 12-18)
Jessica Wolfe, Butler, Junior, OH -- 1-0 record, 3 SP, 18 K, 34 TA, .382 Pct
Liz Fazio, Cleveland State, Senior, OH -- 2-0 record, 6 SP, 29 K, 66 TA, .348 Pct
Laura Garrow, Green Bay, Sophomore, L -- 2-0 record, 8 SP, 44 Digs
Alyse Serritella, Loyola, Senior, L -- 0-2 record, 11 SP, 54 Digs
Lauren Felsing, Milwaukee, Senior, L -- 2-0 record, 9 SP, 53 Digs
Lana Lobdell, UIC, Senior, MB -- 0-2 record, 8 SP, 27 K, 63 TA, .333 Pct, 12 TB
Taylor Root, Valparaiso, Freshman, L -- 2-0 record, 7 SP, 36 Digs
Shaunda Sandifer, Wright State, Junior, MB -- 0-1 record, 3 SP, 13 K, 30 TA, .333 Pct, 4 TB
Kaitlin O'Hara, Youngstown State, Senior, OH -- 0-2 record, 7 SP, 22 K, 65 TA, .262 Pct