With the prep volleyball regular season being in its final week, there remain just two more opportunities to select a Daily Corinthian Player of the Week.
Make that just one now.
Based on coach recommendations, along with weekly stats, Kossuth junior setter Emma Arthur has been named the DC Volleyball Player of the Week for the next-to-last week of the regular season.
There will be no POW selections after the playoffs begin in any sport.
Arthur is a first-time honoree who posted 30 assists, seven aces and seven digs in two Lady Aggies victories last week over McNairy Central and Ripley.
“I refer to Emma as our ‘encourager’,” said KHS coach Dawnell Haupt. “She is one of my non-club players that have continued to get better every game and is now a team leader. She never allows her teammates to get down. Every player on our team has their specific role and Emma fills hers as well as anyone I’ve had. And she’s so coachable and loves the game.”
Kossuth finishes the regular season home games this week, which began Monday with a home date against county rival Biggersville. They host division rival Booneville on Tuesday to wrap up Region 1-3A play before welcoming defending 2A state champion Walnut on Thursday.
Other DC-area players nominated for Player of the Week, along with their stats, are:
Aven Mathis, Kossuth; 18 kills, nine aces and seven digs.
Amelia Lancaster, Alcorn Central; 75 assists, 12 digs and six aces.
Mia Griffin, Alcorn Central; 38 kills, 23 digs, seven aces.
Cayleigh Shipman, Alcorn Central; 23 kills, 11 digs and four aces.
Allie Kirkland, Alcorn Central; 19 kills, nine blocks.
Sydney Howie, Alcorn Central; 31 digs, 10 assists.
Ivy Mirabella, Alcorn Central; 11 blocks
Matti Kate Vuncannon, Walnut;18 kills, five aces, six digs and one assist.
Dilanie Lafoy, Walnut; nine kills, three aces, three digs.
Madison Weeks, Walnut; 29 assists, two blocks, two kills, two aces, one dig.
Aaliyah Moody, Biggersville; 17 assists, three digs.
Leileigh Moody, Biggersville; eight kills, seven digs, three aces.
Hannah Seago, Biggersville; four kills, four assists, four digs, five aces.
Goldee Butler, Biggersville; seven digs, five kills.
Asia Stafford, Biggersville; seven kills, three blocks.
Marlee McCalister, Biggersville; nine kills, five digs.
Dayla Wright, Biggersville; six assists.
(Biggersville played only one match last week. All others played twice.)