INDIANAPOLIS - Junior outside hitter Jessica Wolfe has been named Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced today. The honor is the first of Wolfe's career.
Wolfe, a native of Plainfield, Ind., had 75 kills in five matches last week, leading the Bulldogs to a 3-2 record. For the week, she hit .282 and had 4.69 kills per set. For her efforts she was named to the all-tournament team at the Marquette Invitational.
"Jessica has been a formidable hitter since she walked in here as a freshman. Her abilities to lead us this year have been due to her hard work last summer," head coach Sharon Clark said. "She has taken her game to another level and we're looking forward to great things with her as the season progresses."
She started the week with a season-high 19 kills in a 3-0 win over Chicago State on Thursday. Wolfe matched that the next night, smacking 19 more and hitting .410 in a 3-1 loss at Marquette. The junior then concluded the weekend with 16 kills in a win over Binghamton and a double-double (10 digs, 10 kills) in a win over Texas State.
Wolfe has been one of the best players in the Horizon League in the first two weekends. She currently leads the Horizon League in kills (130), kills per set (4.64), points (145.0) and points per set (5.18). She has been named all-tournament in both of Butler's tourneys this year, including an MVP effort at the IPFW Volleyball Tournament on August 28.
Butler (6-3) travels to IUPUI Wednesday, Sept. 9 for a 7 p.m. match. BU then will have three matches at the Winthrop Invitational Sept. 11-12.