UNO’s Omoghibo, NSU’s Lohmiller Clinch Weekly Volleyball Honors
FRISCO, Texas – New Orleans’ Ehize Omoghibo and Northwestern State’s Megan Lohmiller are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.Omoghibo began her big week by pushing the Privateers (12-16, 5-9 SLC) to a sweep over Lamar on the road Tuesday evening. She registered 18 of her 46 kills on the week against the Cardinals, and followed up with a career-best 28 kills against Nicholls Thursday. The award marks the second of the season for Omoghibo.Lohmiller tacked on her fourth weekly honor of the year after recording her first career match with 30 or more digs (31) against Sam Houston State Thursday evening. For the week, the senior appeared in all nine sets, racking up 58 digs while helping the Northwestern State (18-10, 10-4 SLC) defense limit opponents to a .179 hitting percentage.Offensive Player of the Week: Ehize Omoghibo, New Orleans – Sr. – Opposite Hitter – Evanston, Ill.Omoghibo’s offensive presence was crucial in the Privateers’ 3-0 win over Lamar Tuesday as she collected 18 kills while committing no errors. In two matches against Lamar this season, the senior has yet to commit an error and has combined for 35 kills. On Thursday, Omoghibo smashed her previous single-game kills record with 28 against the Colonels. Her previous mark was set earlier this season where she sounded off for 21 against Charleston (Sept. 21).Honorable Mention: Abbie Harry, Central Arkansas; Hannah Brister, Northwestern State; Caroline Golden, Southeastern Louisiana; Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Defensive Player of the Week: Megan Lohmiller, Northwestern State – Sr. – Libero – Heath, TexasLohmiller continued her stretch of impressive defensive play last week, giving her team a chance to win points on multiple occasions. The senior recorded her first 30-dig match, setting a new career best along the way, with 31 digs against Sam Houston State. She followed up with her eighth 20-dig match (27) against Houston Baptist Saturday for her third highest total this season. Lohmiller totaled 58 digs for the week with a 6.4 dig-per-set average, helping NSU hold its opposition to a .179 hitting percentage.Honorable Mention: Emily Doss, Central Arkansas; Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.