Blue Springs graduate and Missouri volleyball senior Lisa Henning was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after helping the Tigers remain unbeaten with weekend sweeps at No. 5 Florida and South Carolina.
Missouri (31-0, 15-0 SEC) improved three spots to No. 4 in this week’s AVCA Division I poll, thanks in large part to Henning’s 17 kills on .500 hitting at Florida. The 25-22, 25-23, 25-23 victory was the Tigers’ first-ever road win over a top-five team, and also marked the first time Florida had been swept at home in 22 years. Henning, a two-time All-American, added seven kills on .333 hitting Sunday at South Carolina.
The Tigers are one win away from clinching the SEC championship. Henning leads the team with 430 kills (4.26 per set).