Megan Bober was named the Missouri Valley defensive player of the week and the Creighton volleyball team moved up one spot to No. 27 in this week’s AVCA Division I coaches poll, the highest mark in program history.
CU earned 31 points, one point out of 26th place and just 72 points out of an elusive top 25 ranking.
The Bluejays are off to their best 23-match start in program history with a 20-3 record, and are alone in first place in the MVC with an 11-1 league mark. This start has helped the Jays receive votes in the AVCA Top 25 poll for the eighth time.
Creighton also jumped up two spots to No. 32 in the NCAA’s RPI.
A senior from Murdock, Neb., Bober averaged 11.57 assists, 4.14 digs, 1.57 blocks and 1.57 kills per set to claim MVC defensive player of the week honors for the first time. Bober had 43 assists and a career-high 19 digs in Fridayıs win over Evansville, adding four kills and two blocks. Bober had nine digs in the first set and seven more in the third set as CU never trailed in the 3-0 triumph.
On Saturday, Bober approached the ultra-rare quadruple-double with 38 assists, 10 digs, nine blocks and seven kills on .263 hitting. Five of her blocks came in the third set, a 25-23 victory, that helped turn the momentum in a 3-1 victory. Boberıs 10 digs on Saturday made her the first player in MVC history with at least 700 kills, 3,900 assists, 350 blocks and 1,000 digs in a career.
Saturdayıs win avenged CUıs only league loss, set a program record with its ninth straight home victory, and tied a program record with its eighth straight win overall.
Creighton plays a pair of road matches this weekend, taking on Bradley at 7 pm on Friday and then Northern Iowa at 6 pm on Saturday.