SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 6, 2014) – Days after being named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, ETSU senior libero Katie Muey (Alexandria, Ind.) was tabbed Defensive Player of the Month, as the league office announced its October monthly accolades on Thursday afternoon.
Muey, who totaled double-digit digs in all nine matches for the Buccaneers last month, averaged 5.68 digs per set. In total, the Alexandria, Ind. native recorded 193 digs in 34 sets.
The Buccaneer libero began the month with back-to-back 25-plus dig performances as Muey registered 27 digs in the four-set win over UNCG on Oct. 3, while following up that effort with a 28-dig match in the win against MTSU.
Muey’s month was highlighted by her first-ever collegiate double-double, as she tallied 19 digs and 10 assists in the win versus Mercer, and a career-high 40-dig performance at Western Carolina. The 40 digs are the most by a SoCon player this season, while also being tied for the ninth-most by a NCAA Division I player in a five-set match this year.
To go with her Defensive Player of the Month honor, Muey also collected a pair of Defensive Player of the Week awards in October.
ETSU has now won both Defensive Player of the Month awards as senior Meredith Hardy (Kingsport, Tenn.) took home the honor in September.
Muey and the Bucs return to action Friday night when ETSU heads to Wofford for a 7 p.m. match.
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