Florida Southern's Danielle Higginbotham and Rollins' Phoebe Corder have been named Sunshine State Conference Volleyball Players of the Week for the period ending September 7.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK -- Florida Southern senior middle hitter Danielle Higginbotham (Tallahassee, Fla.) led the No. 10 Moccasins to a 3-1 record at the Premier Classic in Denver, averaging 3.4 kills per game while hitting at a solid .309 percentage. Higginbotham tallied double-figure kills in every match, including 16 in a win over No. 21 Cal State-Chico and 14 in a victory against No. 15 Augustana. In the win against Auggie, she hit at a sizzling .417 clip. Higginbotham’s efforts earned her a spot on the event’s all-tournament team. For the week, she also averaged 0.5 blocks, 0.3 aces, and 0.4 digs per game.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK -- Rollins freshman libero Phoebe Corder (Buda, Texas) was a defensive nightmare for the Tars’ opponents, helping guide her squad to a 4-0 weekly mark. Corder averaged 6.9 digs per game, tallying at least 20 kills in three matches. In a three-game win over NY Tech, she posted 19 kills. She then had 28 in a four-game win versus Flagler and 27 in a three-game sweep against previously-unbeaten Webber. Corder concluded the week with a 22-dig effort in a four-game win over UNC Pembroke. Her efforts helped limit Rollins’ opponents to a paltry .068 hitting percentage.
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