Kriskova, Foschia, Dillon Claim Weekly Volleyball Awards
A native of Bratislava, Slovakia, Kriskova averaged 5.00 kills and hit .345 in a 2-1 week for the Rams. She tallied 21 kills, hitting an astounding .833, the highest in the league this season, in a win over Liberty. She had a 17-kill, 11-dig double-double in a five-set loss to No. 21 Kentucky, and then finished her week with a dominating performance in a win over East Tennessee State. The outside/right side hitter recorded 27 kills and hit .541 while also digging up 10 ETSU attacks for her second double-double in as many matches. Her 27 kills against ETSU were the most by a Ram since 2007 and the most in the A-10 this season. Kriskova also averaged 1.92 digs and served up eight aces.
Foschia was a defensive stalwart, tallying 3.46 digs per set and 1.08 blocks per set to help Duquesne to a perfect 3-0 week. The Northfield Center, Ohio, native had 13 digs and four blocks in a win over Central Michigan. She followed that with a career-high eight blocks against Xavier, including four solo blocks while recording her second-straight 13-dig match. She finished the week with a match-high19 digs, her best effort of the week and two blocks at Robert Morris. The outside hitter also had three matches of double-digit kills to record double-doubles in every match last week.
Dillon led the Billikens to a 2-1 week with double-digit kills in each match to average 4.44 kills per set in Morehead State’s Comfort Inn Invitational, earning her a spot on the All-Tournament Team. The St. Charles, Mo., native scored 11 kills against the host Eagles, and then tallied 14 kills while hitting .306 in a win over Montana State. Her best match of the week came in SLU’s only loss, a 15-kill, 10-dig double-double against IUPUI. For the week she hit .269 and averaged 3.0 digs per set.