Northern Illinois University senior Mackenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) and freshman Shelby Seurer (Delano, Minn./Delano) have been named the Mid-American Conference West Division’s Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Roddy took a weekly award for the fifth time this season, having previously won the offensive award Sept. 1, Sept. 15 and Nov. 3 and the defensive honor Oct. 6. Meanwhile, Seurer claimed her second player of the week award in the last three weeks.
Roddy capped her phenomenal senior season will a couple of solid matches against Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan. Between the two contests, she totaled 40 kills, 45 points and seven blocks for the Huskies. Friday against CMU, Roddy had 14 kills, seven digs and five blocks in the Huskies’ 3-2 win over the Chippewas. On Senior Night Saturday against EMU, she tallied 26 spikes and two blocks in a tough 3-2 loss to the Eagles.
Meanwhile, Seurer capped off the regular season in a big way. In two matches, she compiled 16 blocks, 17 kills and a .333 attack percentage. Friday against this Chippewas, Seurer set a career-high with 10 blocks to go a long with nine kills and a .389 hitting average in the 3-2 victory. The next night against EMU, she posted six blocks and eight kills.
The Huskies open postseason play this weekend with the 2014 MAC Tournament in Athens, Ohio. As the second seed, NIU receives a double-bye into the semifinals and will face No. 3 Miami, No. 6 Eastern Michigan or No. 7 Kent State Sunday at 6:30 p.m. CT.