Three Florida Gators volleyball player earn SEC honors

Special report on the Florida Gators volleyball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After finishing the Cardinal Classic unbeaten last weekend, three Gators earned SEC Player of the Week honors.

Thayer Hall was named both Offensive Player of the Week, as well as overall Player of the Week. Rachael Kramer earned Defensive Player of the Week honors, while Marlie Monserez picked up her first SEC honor, being named Setter of the Week.

Hall led the way offensively for the Gators against both Louisville and Dayton, averaging 4.62 kills per set and 5.12 points per set. Against Dayton, she recorded a career-high 25 kills and 67 attempts.

She also notched a double-double in both matches, finishing with 12 kills and 12 digs against No. 25 Louisville and 25 kills and 10 digs against Dayton. For her efforts, she was named MVP of the Cardinal Classic.

Kramer also found herself on the Cardinal Classic All-Tournament Team for her performance to kick off the season. The SEC Defensive Player of the Week averaged 1.12 blocks per set, recording a season-best five against 25th-ranked Louisville.

She rounded out her performance with 18 kills (2.25 kills per set) and a .389 clip.

This past weekend was Marlie Monserez’s first time running the 5-1 system for the Gators and for her efforts, she earned her first Setter of the Week honor.

Against Dayton, the sophomore recorded a career-high 50 assists, besting her previous mark of 29. She averaged 9.75 assists per set and posted a personal-best five kills against Louisville.

Florida opens the home portion of its schedule against No. 1 Stanford on Wednesday at 8 p.m. on the SEC Network.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.