Coyle Named B1G Player of the Week

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa volleyball sophomore Reghan Coyle has been named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. This marks the first honor of Coyle’s career and the first time an Iowa student-athlete has been named Player of the Week since 2012 (Alex Lovell).
Coyle is the first person to earn a Big Ten weekly award since Loxley Keala was named Big Ten Setter of the Week on Sept. 14, 2015.
With 32 kills over nine sets, Coyle averaged 3.6 kills per set and amassed a .490 attacking percentage in two matches last weekend. She also added six blocks on the weekend.  Coyle’s performances helped guide the Hawkeyes to a 2-0 record with wins over Northwestern and No. 24 Illinois.
On Friday night, Coyle tallied a career-high 14 kills as Iowa defeated Northwestern 3-1. Saturday, Coyle lit up the court again with a new personal-best 18 kills to guide Iowa to a five-set victory over the 24th-ranked Fighting Illini.
The Hawkeyes take the court again this weekend as they travel to Rutgers on Friday and No. 11 Penn State on Saturday. Friday’s matchup is slated for 6 p.m. (CT), while Saturday’s tilt is scheduled for 3 p.m. Both matches will be streamed live on BTN Plus.