Brittani Toole Wins Two Awards
Senior Middle Hitter Chosen by RRAC Coaches
WACO, Texas -- The Red River Athletic Conference announced this week's player honors and team rankings, which are decided in a poll of league coaches.
Brittani Toole, a 5-foot-11 senior from Whitehouse, Texas, was named both the RRAC's Hitter of the Week as well as the Player of the Week for her performance during the Lady Lions five matches this past week.
The Middle Hitter racked up 73 kills, an average of 3.48 per game, of which she played in 21. She tried 223 hits across the net, with only 30 errors. Her attacking percentage was .193.
The team tri-captain made 40 digs, served for three aces and had 23 blocks; 13 solo and 10 assisted blocks.
Toole is currently hitting a team-leading .221, which ranks her 7th in the league. Making 3.8 kills per game maintains her spot in the catbird seat in the RRAC. Last fall she led in both of those categories (.350 and 4.0). She also rates #6 in blocked shots and is #17 in assists per set.
Jordan Briggs (Maypearl, Tx / Maypearl HS) was nominated for Setter of the Week, though she could've also been up for Libero recognition. Three players from Texas Wesleyan University were also cited for their efforts last week in Haelee Horne, Marissa Rangel and Evoni Darling.
For a complete list of all team and individual player statistics, visit www.RedRiverConference.com. The league offices are in Waco.
The power rankings in the Red River shows the University of Texas at Brownsville, who are rated in the NAIA's Top Ten, are #1 in the league with their 8-0 overall record and 1-0 conference mark. Texas Wesleyan came in second at 7-7 and 1-0. Even with their winless week, SAGU is in the 3rd spot at 4-8 and 1-0. Wiley College, who has finished in the top two in recent seasons, is at #4. The Wildcats are 4-4 and 0-0.
Our Lady of the Lake University, while unbeaten at 3-0 and 1-0, were placed at #5 by coaches. Bacone College (2-12), Texas College (1-8) and Huston-Tillotson University (0-6, 0-2) round out the rankings.