The National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) has named Sommer Rhea of Sauk Valley Community College as the Division II Player of the Week for September 11-17 (Week 3). The honor is the first of the season for Rhea and the first of the year for the Skyhawks.
Rhea, a 5'9" sophomore outside hitter, helped SVCC to seven match wins during the week, including five via a three-set sweep. In those matches, the Oregon, Illinois, native posted 94 kills on 221 attempts for a .221 attack percentage, and averaged 3.48 kills per set. Defensively, Rhea registered 85 digs, good for a 3.14 per set average. Additionally, she had 11 service aces and five blocks.
Rhea and the Skyhawks are 15-3 on the season, 12-0 in Region IV, and 3-0 in the Arrowhead Conference. They are currently ranked #10 in the latest NJCAA Division II Poll.