After helping lead the Valparaiso University volleyball team to a pair of road victories in the final weekend of regular season play, senior Allison Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
One of the nation’s most prolific outsides in the digs category since the inception of the libero, Ketcham surpassed 20 digs in both of Valpo's wins last weekend. She tied for match-high honors with 21 digs in the win over Missouri State Friday, and followed with 22 digs in the victory over Southern Illinois.
Ketcham, who has now surpassed 20 digs in three of the last four matches and six times overall this year, now has 1,875 career digs, just 12 shy of Sara Silcox for fourth in program history in career digs. The weekly conference award was the third of Ketcham’s career, but the first since she picked up two defensive weekly honors as a freshman in the Horizon League in 2014.