NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—Saint Louis sophomore Meredith Boe was named Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week while Rhode Island freshman Layne Self earned Defensive Player of the Week honors. Boe's teammate, Mallory Dillon, was named the league's Rookie of the Week. The awards were announced Monday and were for matches played Nov. 5- 10.
Boe, a setter, was at the top of her game against Rhode Island and VCU, leading the Billikens to a pair of wins. Over seven sets, she collected 94 assists for 13.4 assists per set. Against VCU, the Bloomington, Ill., native directed the SLU attack with a match-high 37 assists. She was even better against Rhode Island, tallying 57 assists in four sets. Boe has been the top setter in the Atlantic 10 since the start of A-10 play, with a conference-leading 11.09 assists per set in conference games.
Self recorded 17 blocks, including a pair of solos for Rhode island last week. A middle blocker, she tallied match-highs in blocks in both matches last week as she had nine at Saint Louis and eight at George Washington. A Hawthorne Woods, Ill. native, she also had a .290 attack percentage with 15 kills on 31 attacks with just six errors. Self now has 129 blocks for the season, which is URI’s most in a single season in 15 years (Cheri Melson, 142 blocks, 1998) and is the seventh-best single-season total in program history.
Dillon, an outside hitter from St. Charles, Mo., led the Billiken attack to two wins on the weekend. Over seven sets, she had 34 kills (4.86 per set) while hitting .318. In addition to her attack prowess, Dillon collected 11 digs (1.57 per set) and four blocks (.57 per set). She also had three service aces in the two matches. Against Rhode Island, Dillon had a match-high 25 kills and a .333 hitting percentage. It was her fifth match with at least 20 kills this season.