Northern Illinois University senior Mackenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division’s Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
It marks the first time Roddy has won the honor in her career, doing so in the first weekend of the 2014 season.
Roddy opened her senior season in a big way at the NIU Invitational. In three matches, the San Bernardino, California, native posted 55 kills (4.58 kills/set) and a .375 attack percentage, in addition to four service aces (0.33 aces/set) and 33 digs (2.75 digs/set).
In the lid-lifter against Presbyterian, Roddy led the Huskies with 15 kills (3.75 kills/set) and a .400 hitting percentage, in addition to a block solo. The next afternoon against 2013 NCAA Tournament qualifier Colorado, she posted 29 kills (5.8 kills/set) and a second-straight match with a .400 hitting percentage, along with two block solos. In the tournament finale against Northwestern, Roddy posted 11 kills (3.67 kills/set), a .300 hitting percentage and three service aces (1.0 aces/set).
The Huskies continue with non-conference play this weekend at the Iowa State Challenge, where they will face the host Cyclones, Tennessee and Omaha.