Potts named SBC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week

Junior defensive specialist Ashley Potts serves the volleyball to win the first set. WKU won 3-0 against FIU. WKU had their Hilltopper Hysteria at Diddle Arena on Oct. 12, 2012. JEFF BROWN/HERALD

Herald Staff

Junior defensive specialist Ashley Potts was named the Sun Belt Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.

The former (Louisville) Sacred Heart Academy standout picked up her third SBC Defensive Player of the Week award and fifth of her career as she led WKU in digs for the week with 40.

Potts helped the Lady Toppers win their 18th-straight match and hold a three and a half-match lead for first place in the conference.

She put up a career-high 26 digs at FIU, as the team totaled 79 digs in the match.

Potts was the only player to record double-digit digs in the match vs. Florida Atlantic with 14.

She helped hold this week’s opponents to a .088 hitting percentage.

Potts has hit double-digit digs in 25-consecutive games.

She has posted 1,204 digs in her career to break into the WKU all-time digs list at ninth.

In conference matches, Potts leads the SBC with a 4.59 digs per set average.