Who’s Hot? Who’s Not? WKU Volleyball reigns supreme


Overall, it was a very bi-polar weekend on the Hill, that ended with a combined losing record for WKU – 2-3, with both wins coming from the volleyball team. However, there were some stellar performances, and those are found below. They, my friends, are “Who’s Hot.”

Hot. Welcome to the Hill, Ace. After getting his feet warm against Navy last week, Wales took the work load, and had to step in for an injured Leon Allen in the second half, and ran for three touchdowns against UAB, finishing with 138 yards. Wales touchdowns came from two, 21 and 75 yards out, and is proving to be the backup Allen needs to finally be able to take the workload of what Bobby Rainey and Antonio Andrews had.. RB. WKU Football. ACE WALES

Hot. The freshman outside hitter posted 26 kills over the weekend, and has 13 double-digit kill matches on the year. And the scary thing – she’s not even the best player (yet) in the WKU front court.. OH. WKU Volleyball. ALYSSA CAVANAUGH

Hot. It seems that coach Travis Hudson is always impressed with Lucas not because of how she’s always dishing out over 25 assists night in and night out, but she’s <em>still </em>getting over mono, which she had once the season began. Well, while that is impressive, the freshman setter dished out 69 assists over the weekend against the Florida schools, and is ranked 23rd in the nation with 635 total assists in 62 sets this year.. Setter. WKU Volleyball. JESSICA LUCAS

Now, to the “Who’s Not?” This is the hardest part I’ll face each week because, when it’s all boiled down, these athletes are still college kids, and they’re doing what they love. Unfortunately, someone has to go here, and that’s how we get to the following.

K. WKU Football. GARRETT SCHWETTMAN. Not. Sometimes good players have an off or bad game, and unfortunately that was the case for Schwetty against the Blazers. He had an extra point get blocked in the second quarter and then missed a 27 yard field goal in the second quarter. He could have made up for it, but Brohm and the offense decided to (unsuccessfully) go for two.

WKU RUSH DEFENSE. Not. The WKU rushing defense finds their way onto our list for the second straight week, because they simply made it look way too easy for the UAB rushing attack. Looking at the numbers, it wasn’t as bad as it probably seemed in real-action time, but 291 rush yards allowed on 64 carries still isn’t good. Perhaps this second bye week is just what the Tops need to figure things out on that end of their game.. DEF. WKU Football

Not. Allison Leone has stepped up and done a seemingly impossible task rather easily. She had to replace an All-Conference senior goalie as a true freshman, and has so far recorded five shut outs in her young career. However, this was a rough weekend for Leone, allowing a total of five goals – two in an overtime loss to Old Dominion and three in a 14 minute span to Charlotte yesterday. Hopefully a week at home gives Leone a confidence boost, and she’ll be ready against UTEP and UTSA this weekend.. GK. WKU Soccer. ALLISON LEONE

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