Brown, Lilley win SEC weekly honors

Kaz Brown (Vicky Graff Photo)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the ninth time this season, the Kentucky volleyball team brought home at least one Southeastern Conference weekly award.

Senior Kaz Brown garnered SEC Player and Offensive Player of the Week, while freshman Madison Lilley won SEC Setter of the Week for their performances against Georgia and Ole Miss last weekend.

Brown has won three weekly honors this season after winning Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 23.

The Waterloo, Iowa, native racked up an impressive 28 kills in just six sets, including 18 in the sweep of Ole Miss. The 18 terminations were her season best and two off her career high of 20, which she set two years ago.

Brown committed just one error in the two matches and hit .659 on 41 swings. She hit over .600 in both matches, and has reached that mark in six matches this year. Brown was solid on defense as well, racking up nine blocks, including two solo stuffs, last weekend.

Brown has a season hitting percentage of .410, which is third in the SEC and No. 14 the nation. She’s fifth in the conference in blocks per set at 1.19 and 74th in the country.

Lilley now has 11 weekly honors this season, including eight setter of the week awards.

Lilley posted 47 assists in the win over Ole Miss on Sunday, a three-set record for an individual. She helped the Cats set a 25-point rally scoring era record with 58 kills vs. the Rebels. UK also hit over .400 for the fifth time this season. Lilley averaged 12.17 helpers per frame over the weekend, while helping the team hit .395 during the two sweeps.

The Overland Park, Kansas, native is now averaging 12.04 assists per set, which leads the SEC and is fifth in the nation. Lilley has helped Kentucky hit .319 this season, which is the conference’s best mark and third in the nation.

Kentucky will hit the road on Wednesday to take on Arkansas. First serve is set for 8 p.m. ET.

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