Sophomore Kayla Mullaney - CCAC Volleyball Player of the Week
Sophomore Kayla Mullaney - CCAC Volleyball Player of the Week
Volleyball - Tue, Sep. 7, 2010

Joliet, Ill. -Helping Saint Xavier University to a perfect 4-0 record on the week at the SXU/Illinois Tech Crossover Volleyball Tournament, sophomore outside hitter Kayla Mullaney (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) has been named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Volleyball Player of the Week following the league office's announcement of the honor Tuesday. Mullaney averaged 3.5 kills and 2.86 digs per game and had double-digit totals in kills in three of her four matches played. She also recorded a double-double in a rally victory against Evangel University (Mo.) with 18 kills and 13 digs.

Mullaney also had 11 digs in a victory over Kansas Wesleyan University (Kan.). Her best match came against Evangel in the come-from-behind win after being down two games to none. SXU took three of the four weekend tournament matches in three sets. They started off the tournament with a 3-0 win (25-14, 25-20, 25-20) over St. Catherine College (Ky.) followed by another three-game sweep over Grace College (25-11, 25-20, 25-20). On Saturday, the Cougars held off Evangel in five sets (19-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-20, 17-15) by winning the final three games. Finishing off the tourney, they had a 3-0 win against Kansas Wesleyan (20-25, 23-25, 16-25).

Saint Xavier (7-2 overall) opens its CCAC slate this evening with a tough home match-up against No. 12 Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.). The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at the Shannon Center in Chicago.