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Wisconsin Athletics | October 8, 2019

College volleyball: Wisconsin's Sydney Hilley named AVCA National Player of the Week

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After leading the Wisconsin Badgers to upset wins over No. 5 Penn State and at No. 2 Nebraska, Sydney Hilley was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Player of the Week.

She is the sixth UW player to be named National Player of the Week. 

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Wisconsin AVCA National Players of the Week 

Lizzy Fitzgerald Sept. 25, 2000, Sept. 4, 2001
Molly Haggerty Sept. 21, 2016
Sydney Hilley Oct. 8, 2019
Jenny Maastricht Oct. 30, 2000
 Dana Rettke Oct. 22, 2018
Jackie Simpson Oct. 31, 2006

Hilley was also named Big Ten Player and Setter of the Week as well.

"I see a player that is totally trusting herself and trusting her teammates," said Badgers head coach Kelly Sheffield. 

"Playing free and with a lot of confidence in a lot of people. I think that's when she's operating at her best, I think that's when we're operating at our best - when she's playing free and not worrying about making mistakes. Her range has gotten a lot bigger."

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"She's got full command of the offense in transition right now. How's she communicating with her team is growing and different. It's certainly fun watching her evolution."

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