Wells-Gibson and Arneson Named Volleyball Players of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Hailey King, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Shelby Genung, Sam Houston State. Southland Volleyball Weekly Release (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State senior Deveney Wells-Gibson was named Southland Conference Women’s Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week while Northwestern State senior Keelie Arneson was named Defensive Player of the Week to begin the 2014 season, the league announced Monday. Offensive Player of the Week – Deveney Wells-Gibson, Sam Houston StateWells-Gibson was named Most Valuable Player at the 26th Annual Sam Houston State Invitational after leading the Bearkats to a 4-0 record and the first team championship of the tournament since 2011. The San Antonio, Texas (Churchill H.S.), native led Sam Houston with 25 kills in a win over Cal-State Bakersfield and 22 kills in a win over Southeastern Conference opponent Mississippi State. Wells-Gibson totaled 79 kills in 15 sets over the weekend and had a hitting percentage of .248 while recording five aces and five assists. Honorable Mention:  Mackenzie Neely, Northwestern State; Malina Sanchez, McNeese State; Brianna Brink, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.center_img Defensive Player of the Week – Keelie Arneson, Northwestern StateArneson played a major role in limiting the explosive offense of No. 15 Missouri by racking up 13 digs as the Lady Demons held the Tigers below 20 points in the first two sets of a sweep. The Tomball, Texas (Klein Oak H.S.), native led all players with 35 digs in five sets against North Texas and finished out the weekend with a total of 59 digs. Arneson averaged 5.36 digs in 11 sets and kept opponents hitting percentage to .088 in three matches. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img