Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week
October 22, 2013
Setter, Senior, 6-0, (Delano, Minn. - Delano High School)
Photo courtesy of Missouri Athletics
Molly Kreklow, a senior setter for No. 11 University of Missouri, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. It's been an historic season for the Tigers, leading the team to their best start in program history at 23-0 and first place in the SEC. In the first match of the weekend at home against Georgia, she had a season-best 52 assists including eight digs and six kills on .625 hitting in the four-set victory. Two days later, then-No. 18 Missouri played host to then-No. 2 Florida with the senior setter leading the Tigers to one of the biggest regular season wins in recent memory. She tallied 45 assists, 11 digs, two blocks, and quarterbacked the offense to a team hitting percentage of .303, which was the first time Florida gave up a .300+ hitting percentage to an SEC opponent this season. More importantly in the decisive fourth set, Missouri hit .471 as a team with just one hitting error. For the week, she averaged 12.12 assists and 2.38 digs per set with her team hitting at a .347 clip. Nationally, her 12.43 assists per set places her second behind Lipscomb's Caitlin Dotson 12.94 average. This is the sixth time a student-athlete from Missouri and the second for Kreklow to be named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. She previously took home the award August 30, 2011. The Tigers are coached by Wayne Kreklow.