Fingall earned SEC Player of the Week and SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Kerr won her second conference award in a row after being named SEC Setter of the Week. The duo led the Lady Vols (7-1) to a 3-1 victory at Loyola before sweeping their fifth opponent of the season with a 3-0 win against Marquette.
A graduate student right side from Fairfax, Va., Fingall averaged 6.57 points per set and 5.71 kills per set—both of which led the SEC for the week—while hitting .421. In just seven sets, she recorded 46 points, 40 kills, 10 digs, seven blocks, two aces and one assist. This marked the fourth time in her winning SEC Player of the Week, and it was the sixth time she earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
During UT’s match at Marquette, Fingall opened the contest on fire, recording nine kills on 10 attacks in the first set to set the tone early. For the match, she finished with 18 kills on .471 hitting, a season-high six blocks and three digs to lead the Lady Vols to a sweep against the ranked Golden Eagles. Against Loyola Chicago, she matched her season-best in kills with 22 on .381 hitting to go along with seven digs and two aces.
A redshirt-freshman setter from Champaign, Ill., Kerr posted an SEC-leading 14.14 assists per set—2.56 more than the next closest player—during the 2-0 weekend. She led a dominant attack for UT that hit for .389 during the two contests and averaged 16.86 kills per set. In just seven sets, she recorded 99 assists to go along with eight digs, five kills and one block.
Kerr opened the weekend by eclipsing the 50-assist mark for the second match in a row, tallying 51 assists and seven digs in just four sets against Loyola Chicago. Against the Golden Eagles, she nearly reached that achievement for a third time, posting 48 assists—an average of 16.0 per set—during UT’s sweep against Marquette. In that top-25 win, she helped Tennessee attackers hit for an impressive .438.
Kerr earned her first conference honor last week, being tabbed SEC Freshman of the Week after her performances against No. 1 Wisconsin and at the USD Invitational. She’s the third Lady Vol to earn SEC Setter of the Week honors during head coach Eve Rackham Watt‘s…