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    Sept. 17, 2012

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    ST. LOUIS-- Southern Illinois University volleyball players Alysia Mayes and Bailey Yeager have been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player and Defensive Player of the Week the league announced Monday.

    MVC Player of the Week Alysia Mayes continued to shine for the Salukis as Southern continued their winning streak against SEMO, Indiana State, and Illinois State this past week. Mayes knocked in 45 kills averaging 4.09 kills per set for a hitting clip of .419 to lead the Valley.

    The middle blocker was also on-point behind the line this week tallying six service aces to also top the MVC with a total of 21 aces on the season. Defensively, Mayes recorded three block solos and aided in 12 stuff blocks to total 15 blocks in three matches for an average of 1.36 blocks per set.

    This is the second consecutive week Mayes has been honored as Player of the Week.

    Defensive Player of the Week Bailey Yeager held down the backcourt this past week aiding in Southern Illinois’ continued winning streak. Yeager recorded 20 digs on Friday night against Indiana State to break 1000 digs in her career at Southern. In three sets against SEMO, Indiana State, and Illinois State Yeager tallied a total of 76 digs for an average of 6.91 per set to lead the Missouri Valley Conference.

    The Brownsburg, Ind. native now totals 1022 digs to place her sixth all-time in SIU history.