GAC lists volleyball players of the week | South Arkansas College Sports
The Great American Conference has announced the league’s sixth volleyball player of the week for the 2021 season. Emily Ragsdale and Brianna Merkel of Arkansas Tech took home the offensive player and passer honors; East Central’s Alejandra Delgado won the defensive player award.
GAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Emily Ragsdale, Arkansas Tech, MB, Sr., Las Vegas, Nevada
Ragsdale set the pace for the Golden Suns’ offense with victories over 19th Oklahoma Baptist and Southern Nazarene, which kept them undefeated in the league. She tallied 11 kills and reached 0.409 in the nationally ranked Bison sweep. She followed with 11 kills in a four-set victory over the Crimson Storm.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAC WEEK
Alejandra Delgado, East Central, DS, Sr., Cidra, Puerto Rico
Delgado helped the Tigers extend their winning streak to a record seven on the program after going 3-0 last week. She averaged 6.18 digs per set in wins over Texas A & M-Commerce, Southern Arkansas and Arkansas-Monticello. She scored 28 in a four-set win over the Lions and a season-high 31 in a four-set win over the Blossoms.
SETTER GAC OF THE WEEK
Brianna Merkel, Arkansas Tech, Jr., Franklin, Wisconsin
Merkel averaged 10.71 assists per set as the Golden Suns extended their winning streak to 10. She distributed 33 in the win over Oklahoma Baptist along with six digs and a pair of service aces. . She recorded a double-double against the Crimson Storm with 42 assists and 12 digs.
The named South Arkansas players were Isla Olivas, MH; Abby Bermudez, MH; and Morgan Schuster.