JONESBORO, AR (astateredwolves.com) – Arkansas State’s Carlisa May and Markie Schaedig both earned Sun Belt Conference weekly honors as May was honored as the Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week and Freshman of the Week, while Schaedig claimed her seventh career Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week award the league office announced Monday afternoon.
May, a native of Lee’s Summit, Mo., earned her first career SBC Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week award, and second FOW honor this season, after leading the team with 60 kills (4.29 per set) on a .379 hitting percentage during the reporting period. She had double-digit kills in all four of the Red Wolves’ matches this past week as the team went 4-0. She has a 3.59 kills per set average on the year, which ranks as second best in the entire conference.
The true freshman outside hitter hit at least .423 in three of the squad’s four matches, including a career-high .478 attack percentage against Tulsa Sept. 11 with 13 kills. May had a career-best 21 kills against Missouri State Sept. 9 on a .425 hitting percentage. She was named to her first career all-tournament team at the Golden Hurricane Classic after leading the Red Wolves with 39 kills (4.33 per set) on a .355 hitting percentage throughout the course of the tourney.
Schaedig, a native of Little Rock, Ark., had another solid week as the team’s libero after tallying 79 digs (5.64 per set) to lead the Red Wolves. She had a season-best 31 digs against Missouri State and picked up 22 digs in three sets against Stephen F. Austin for a 7.33 per set average. All in all, she had 48 digs (5.33 per set) at the Golden Hurricane Classic to earn her second all-tournament honors of the year. She presently ranks first in the SBC and eight in the nation with a 5.54 digs per set average.
The Red Wolves open up Sun Belt Conference action in their next match after securing a 9-1 record in nonconference play, the best mark since the 2009 squad opened up 10-1. Arkansas State will travel to South Alabama Friday, Sept. 18 to open the conference season. First serve from Mobile, Ala., is set for 6:30 p.m.