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MM 10.18: Maryland volleyball stars honored by Big Ten following huge upset

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

Photo courtesy of Chris Lyons/Maryland Athletics

By Max Schaeffer

Maryland volleyball is on a historic run over the last week. For the first time since joining the Big Ten in 2014, which is widely regarded as a top volleyball conference in the country, Maryland has been able to sweep three road matches in a row. The third of these three dominant wins came when the unranked Terps took down the No. 9 Purdue Boilermakers, which also marked the first time Maryland has defeated a top-10 team on the road since joining the conference. Following this run of success, two Maryland players received Big Ten weekly honors yesterday afternoon.

Following stellar offensive performances, junior Sydney Dowler was recognized by the conference as she became the first Maryland player to be named Big Ten Setter of the Week. Redshirt junior middle blocker Anastasia Russ was also honored, being named the conference’s defensive player of the week following a five-block, eight-kill performance against Purdue. Russ currently ranks 11th in the country in blocks per set while her teammate Rainelle Jones sits atop the leaderboard.

In other news

Emmett Siegel graded Maryland football’s position groups following their win against Indiana Saturday.

Terps men’s soccer fell to High Point Monday night at home. Colin McNamara had the recap.

Maryland field hockey’s Ericka Morris-Adams was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week as the Terps clinched the regular season conference championship.

Maryland men’s basketball’s Midnight Mile is tonight, and the team was on campus encouraging students to sign up Monday afternoon.

Maryland football named its players of the week following Saturday’s win.

With the season now fewer than three weeks away, Maryland women’s basketball shared some facts about sophomore Emma Chardon.

The Terps men’s golf team was on the tee for the final round of the Quail Valley Collegiate Invite, finishing tied for 14th with a score of -11.