STEPHENVILLE – Hailey Roberts continues to rack up recognition as the senior outside hitter from Cedar Park was named the NCAA Division II AVCA/Sports Imports National Player of the Week for the third time in her career Tuesday.
Roberts led the TexAnns to three straight wins, including Tarleton’s first win at Angelo State since 2006. After defeating then-No. 11 Angelo State Wednesday night, Tarleton returned home last weekend and handled West Texas A&M and UT Permian Basin in straight sets.
Roberts is the only player in Tarleton’s volleyball history to earn the AVCA weekly national award, which she has now accomplished three times in her storied career. Last week, she landed 49 kills on a .280 hitting percentage for the week, including a week-high 18 kills against then-No. 11 Angelo State.
She followed up with a 16-kill performance on a .480 hitting clip against West Texas A&M, who came into Friday’s game atop the conference standings. Roberts boasted double-doubles in two of Tarleton’s three matches for the week, including an 18-kill, 12-dig performance at Angelo State. For the week, she also totaled one assist, four service aces, 31 digs, 4.0 blocks, and 55.0 points. She was also just named the LSC Offensive Player of the Week, joining Amber Strange and Jordyn Keamo in a sweep of the conference awards.
Roberts and the TexAnns will head to San Antonio Friday for a doubleheader against Lubbock Christian and St. Mary’s at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, before heading down to Kingsville for a Lone Star Conference showdown with the Javelinas Saturday at 2 p.m.