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Sarah Madden Named MVC Defensive Player Of The Week

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: October 22, 2012
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ST. LOUIS - Drake volleyball student-athlete Sarah Madden (Van Meter, Iowa) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the period of Oct. 15-21.

Madden has started every match at the libero position this year for the Bulldogs tallying 418 digs. Against North Dakota State, she finished with a school record 45 digs The 45 digs were one away from tying the MVC match record. Madden followed that performance with 24 digs against Creighton, which is second in the Valley with a .251 hitting percentage.

Madden, a redshirt junior, leads the conference in digs per set with a 5.57 average and ranks 12th in the entire country. In just her second season at Drake, she is 10th all-time in school history with 845 digs.

It is the first MVC Defensive Player of the Week award for Madden and the first for a Drake volleyball student-athlete since Alana Wittenburg won it in 2010.

The Bulldogs will host Southern Illinois Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:05 p.m. with Evansville coming to the Knapp Center the following night. That match will also start at 7:05 p.m.

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