RALEIGH, N.C. -- Meredith College sophomore Lauren Phillips collected her first USA South Volleyball weekly honor as Monday's Defensive Player of the Week. The Avenging Angels closed out the regular season last Thursday with a share of the USA South East Division Championship.
Phillips averaged 6.33 digs per set as MCVB posted a 1-1 record last week versus USA South competition. The Angels downed Salem early in the week 3-0 but lost in three to a hungry cross-town rival William Peace, who shared the division title with Meredith. Phillips led both matches in digs, adding 10 assists and a pair of service aces on the week.
The Avenging Angels host early round USA South Tournament action Tuesday, Oct. 30. Fourth-seed Salem and fifth-seed Methodist pair off at 5 p.m. with the winner advancing to a 7:30 p.m. quarterfinal versus the Angels.