Drake volleyball standout Kylee Macke, a former Ankeny Centennial star, has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
The junior libero helped Drake to two wins over the weekend at the Drake Invitational. The Bulldogs improved to 4-2 on the season.
Macke led Drake with 56 digs in three matches and 12 sets to average 4.67 digs per set. Her defensive efforts held Drake’s opponents to a .175 hitting percentage and led Drake in digs in all three matches, including 28 digs in a five-set loss to Milwaukee.
Her final dig of the weekend, which came in a 3-1 win over Saint Louis, moved her into sole possession of sixth place in career digs at Drake with 1,171.
Macke and the Bulldogs return to action Tuesday for a non-conference match at Western Illinois. The Bulldogs close the week by taking on two ranked opponents, Washington and Creighton, at the Bluejay Classic in Omaha.