STARKVILLE, Miss. - It was a remarkable debut weekend in collegiate volleyball, as Mississippi State’s libero position has helped Roxanne McVey earn Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors.
McVey, a former Tomball Lady Cougar standout, took the early SEC league for digs with 88 scoops during three matches in the Maroon Classic. McVey tallied 21 digs in her first collegiate match, added 25 in Saturday’s win over ULM and concluded the weekend in the Newell-Grissom Building with a school-record 42 digs in the tourney championship match against Kennesaw State. She bettered the previous school record of 39 digs set by Shauna Owens in 1991 against Sam Houston State. For the week, McVey averaged 7.33 digs per set and better than 30 per match.
It’s the third straight season and fourth overall that a Mississippi State player has earned the league’s weekly honor for freshmen. She joins previous honorees Martina Gregusova (2006), Paris Perret (2010) and Lainey Wyman (2011).