ST. PAUL – Two members of the University of Minnesota Morris volleyball team were honored with player of the week plaudits by the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), as announced Monday afternoon. Layne Herrmann was named the UMAC Setter of the Week, while Alyssa Ukestad was tabbed the UMAC Defensive Player of the Week.

On Friday night the Cougars topped Concordia in five sets before falling to No. 22 Saint Benedict in four sets.

Layne Herrmann | Senior | Setter | Brownton, Minn. | Glencoe-Silver Lake
Averaged 10.0 assist/set in two matches Friday
Tallied season-high 51 assists in five-set win over Concordia
Posted two double-doubles averaging 2.8 digs/set

Alyssa Ukestad | Sophomore | Libero | Jamestown, N.D. | Jamestown
Averaged 6.67 digs/set in two matches Friday
Recorded career-high 31 digs in loss to No. 22 Saint Benedict
Finished with 29 digs in five-set win over Concordia


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