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Shocker volleyball starts season No. 1 in The American; Hiebert named American Player of the Week

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For the first time in nine years, Wichita State volleyball is off to a 3-0 start, earning them a No. 1 ranking in the American Athletic Conference’s week one poll.

WSU is just short of making the top-25 poll. Ranked at 26, the Shockers received 73 points in the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll.

Additionally, senior setter Emily Hiebert was named the American Offensive Player of the Week.

This is Hiebert’s second time being named the conference player of the week. She was The Valley’s Player of the Week on Oct. 17th of last year.

Hiebert is currently averaging 2.44 points per set, .89 kills per set, 10 assists per set, and .67 aces per set. Her current hitting percentage is .429 and has had a total of 22 points thus far.

The Shockers will be traveling to Indianapolis for the IUPUI Hampton Inn Invitational where they will be playing IUPUI, Marquette, and Miami (Ohio).

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