SignUp
Sport Page
Junior Lisa Parlich becomes the first North Dakota volleyball player to win the Big Sky weekly honor.
Parlich named Big Sky Co-Player of the Week
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Thursday 11/12/2012 13:58:19 (ET)
by Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

OGDEN, Utah-- Junior co-captain Lisa Parlich has been named Big Sky Conference Volleyball Co-Player of the Week, according to a release Monday by league officials. She becomes the first North Dakota player to earn the weekly volleyball award after a standout week that saw North Dakota earn a berth in the conference postseason tournament.

Parlich's performance last week helped UND win a pair of matches and helped usher UND into the Big Sky Conference tournament in its first year in the league. The junior from Delavan, Wis. hit .305 for the week and had 15 total blocks as UND earned its first-ever Big Sky weekend sweep (Thursday vs. Portland State, Saturday vs. Eastern Washington).

She started the week with a 17-kill, 4-block performance at Northern Colorado Monday in a close five-set loss to the Bears. Thursday, her 10 kills and four blocks were key in North Dakota handing Portland State just its third conference loss of the season. Saturday, after just two kills in the first two sets, Parlich recorded six kills and seven total blocks (1 solo, six assisted) over the final two sets. In that final set, UND rebounded from an 11-4 deficit and fought off seven different set-point opportunities for Eastern Washington before eventually winning, 33-31.

Parlich shares this week's award with Southern Utah's Alissa Youart.

North Dakota (15-14, 10-8 Big Sky) has won four of its last five matches and will finish out the regular season when it travels to Northern Arizona and Southern Utah on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

 

Griffin named Minnesota All-Star MVP
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- Sydney Griffin has had quite the summer. First, the freshman-to-be earned AAU All-America honors at the national championships in June and now she's been named the Most... MORE
UND Insider Weekly, Through These Doors to return
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Ė The University of North Dakota Athletics Department announced today that both of its internally-produced shows, "Through These Doors" and "UND Insider Weekly," will return in... MORE
Over 160 take part in Detroit Lakes tour stop
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The third stop of the 2014 Champions Golf Tour took place on July 17 at Detroit Country Club in Detroit Lakes, Minn. More than 160 participants turned out on a... MORE
Eggert, track teams honored nationally for academics
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Ė University of North Dakota thrower Jayd Eggert and both UND's men's and women's track and field teams have been recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches... MORE
Amanda Dahl joins coaching staff
After completing her four-year career, former UND defender Amanda Dahl will serve as an assistant coach for the North Dakota women's soccer program in 2014, head coach Matt Kellogg announced on... MORE