ATLANTA (Sept. 9, 2019) – The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) has announced that McKenzi Petricko (Millsaps) and Laura Beier (Berry) have been named SAA Volleyball Players of the Week.
Offense - McKenzi Petricko - Senior Outside Hitter - Millsaps
Petricko was outstanding leading Millsaps to a 4-0 record. The Majors won 12 out of 13 sets. In those sets, the senior outside hitter had 50 kills and hit .329. She posted 13 kills in three sets against LaGrange and then posted nine kills in four sets against East Texas Baptist. She followed that performance up with 17 kills in three sets against Huntingdon.
Overall, Petricko averaged 3.8 kills per set.
Defense - Laura Beier - Sophomore Libero - Berry
Beier led No. 9 Berry to ranked wins over Mary-Hardin Baylor and Christopher Newport. The lone loss for the Vikings came against defending National Champion and No. 1 ranked Emory. In that match, Beier finished with 27 digs in the five-set thriller. She also posted a combined 57 digs in the wins against No. 14 CNU and No. 20 MHB.
Finally, Beier added 11 digs in a three-set win against Endicott.