Week five of the prep volleyball season just passed and the action just keeps getting better while the standings are tightening up as expected.
The Daily Corinthian Player of the Week is a member of the defending Class 2A state champion Walnut Lady Wildcats and came highly recommended by her head coach Kelley Hopper.
Madison Weeks is being honored as the Player of the Week for her efforts for Walnut, not just this past week but for the entirety of the season.
Weeks stat line in two wins last week include 47 assists, three kills and an ace from her setter position.
“Madison was absolutely amazing against Hickory Flat last week,” said Hopper in describing her player’s performance.
Weeks admits that since she and the Lady ‘Cats shocked the state last year, winning the state 2A title, they now are the hunted instead of the hunters.
And they know it.
“Oh yeah, we know we have a big target on our backs now since winning state last fall,” she said. “We also lost some really good senior players that did a lot to earn us that title so we are all having to step up our games this year. But it’s been a fun ride so far and we hope we can do some more damage in the playoffs and maybe get back to state.”
Ironically, Weeks was a student at Hickory Flat until moving to Walnut prior to the 2020 school year so the win over the Lady Rebels was particularly pleasing.
“They (Hickory Flat) are a really good team that advanced to the state finals and have built a solid program,” said Weeks. “I didn’t really play varsity there but I am proud of what my former classmates are doing over there. I will add I’m happy to be at Walnut and playing for Coach Hopper.”
Other notable performances from the past week on the volleyball courts around the area included:
Maddie Kate Vuncannon, Walnut; 23 kills, 12 digs, 4 aces, 4 blocks.
Aaliyah Moody, Biggersville; 55 assists, 8 digs, 8 aces, 2 kills.
Dilanie Lafoy, Walnut; 11 aces, 8 kills