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AJV Alumni Ellie Crosley and Avery Rhodes were both recently named the Rookie of the Week for their respective conferences after spectacular performances. Ellie and Avery were teammates on 2017's National Championship 18 Mizuno squad.
Last week, Avery Rhodes (Iowa State) was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week after notching ten blocks and seven kills during her team's upset of No. 8 Creighton. The match was also her first career start. More recently, she had a dominant performance against Oklahoma with five kills without an error on 13 swings and seven block assists.
This week, Ellie Crosley (Davidson) has been named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week after posting 14 blocks in two matches over the weekend. She also had 14 kills without an error in her team's sweep of Fordham University. She currently ranks third in the conference in hitting percentage (.348) and fourth in total blocks (60). She also almost reached the 100-kill mark!