By The Examiner staff
Missouri volleyball two-time All-American Lisa Henning has won her second straight Southeastern Conference Player of the Week award.
Henning, a Blue Springs High School graduate, helped fourth-ranked Mizzou to a pair of wins as the Tigers wrapped up the school’s first SEC Championship and the school’s first conference volleyball title with wins over Mississippi State and No. 16 Kentucky last weekend.
“This is great, but I am happier about what we accomplished as a team last weekend,” Henning said in a press release. “We got to lift a trophy in front of our fans – 8,000 of our fans – and we swept a really good Kentucky team on the road. This team just keeps doing things that have never happened before at Mizzou and all of the weekly awards that we have gotten this year are a reflection of that. We have one more regular season match and we want to complete the unbeaten regular season.”
Henning, a senior, averaged 5.25 points per set and hit at a .453 rate in the two wins. In Mizzou’s 3-0 sweep at Kentucky – the Tigers’ second road sweep of a ranked team this season – Henning had a match-best 17 kills on .556 hitting and added six digs and a block. In the home win over Mississippi State, she posted 11 kills on .346 hitting.
Henning and fellow senior Molly Kreklow will be honored on Senior Night tonight as the Tigers (33-0, 17-0 SEC) take on Arkansas looking to finish off the first undefeated regular season in program history and the first-ever sweep of the SEC by any team.