FRISCO – For the second time this season, Sam Houston State senior libero Addison Miller has been named the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week, per a release from league officials Monday afternoon.


It was another big week for Miller as she helped the Kats to a split of a pair of road matches, keeping them at 9-3 and just one game out of second place in the SLC standings. The Prosper native averaged 6.55 digs per set in the matches against league-leading SFA and Abilene Christian and now is averaging 5.62 digs per set in SLC-only matches, which is the best among all players in the league.


She opened the week with a massive match, picking up 40 digs in just four sets in SHSU’s upset bid at SFA. The total is just the third time in program history that a Bearkat has reached the 40-dig mark in a single match and is the highest of any SLC player this season by three digs. She is also one of just 13 players in the nation this year to reach 40 digs in a single match. Miller followed that effort with another nice match, racking up 19 more digs in a five-set win at Abilene Christian.


Miller and the rest of the Bearkats currently sit in third place at 9-3 in the SLC with just four matches remaining before the Southland Conference Tournament. The Kats will close out their home schedule this week by hosting Northwestern State on Thursday and Central Arkansas on Saturday. Miller, along with fellow senior Ashleigh Traylor, will also be honored for their careers on Saturday’s match at Senior Day.