Volleyball's Olivia Lohmeier Named OVC Offensive Player of the Week

Nov 11, 2019

Credit MSU Athletics

For the fourth time this season and eighth time in her career, junior outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier has been unanimously bestowed Offensive Player of the Week honors by the Ohio Valley Conference. The unanimous selection marks her second such selection of the season.

Her fourth recognition of the season, this week's OVC Offensive Player of the Week award makes two straight seasons in which she has claimed four of the league's top weekly honors. The recognition also marks the 10th overall weekly recognition from the OVC for Lohmeier, making her one of four players in Morehead State history to have 10 or more weekly honor wins.

Lohmeier's selection as the recipient of the OVC's top weekly honor also makes Lohmeier just one of three players in program history to claim four or more of the same weekly award in back-to-back seasons, joining Caitlin Clark and Ellie Roberson in this group.

In matches against Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State last weekend, Lohmeier averaged a league-best 5.0 kills per set and 5.64 points per set. Overall, she collected 35 kills and 39.5 points across seven sets played. Lohmeier also added a .264 hitting percentage, seven digs, four total blocks, and two service aces.

Opening the weekend, Lohmeier registered a match-best 22 terminations against Tennessee Tech. Against the Golden Eagles, she committed just six errors to hit .286 for the match on 56 swings while also tallying four digs, four total blocks, and a service ace. Versus Jacksonville State, Lohmeier added 13 kills on 35 swings, hitting .229 for the match. She also added three digs and a service ace.

On the season, Lohmeier continues to rank highly in the NCAA in several offensive categories, including top-10 in the country in three categories-total kills (fourth; 476), points (seventh; 519.0), and kills per set (10th; 4.81). She also ranks 13th in the country in attacks per set (12.16) and total attacks (1,204), and 14th in points per set (5.24).

Lohmeier-with one week left in the regular season-is looking to become eight Eagle to reach 500 kills in a season and accomplish the feat for the 12th time in program history. Needing just 24 kills, she could become the first Morehead State player since Roberson to reach 500 kills in a season.

Lohmeier and Morehead State continue regular-season action this week, facing a pair of in-state rivals to close out the season. The Eagles face Eastern Kentucky Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET before facing Murray State Saturday at 5 p.m.