CLEVELAND -- Redshirt sophomore middle blocker Dahlias Bouyer (Brownstown, Mich.) was named Mid-American Conference East Defensive Player of the Week for her performance against Akron and Buffalo, the league announced on Monday (Oct. 14).
The award is Bouyer's first of her career. Ohio has won a MAC weekly award four times this season. Junior middle blocker Tia Jimerson (Sugar Hill, Ga.) has won the offensive and defensive award once this season while junior setter Vera Giacomazzi (San Vendemiano, Italy) took home MAC Setter of the Week once.
Bouyer was stellar on both offense and defense for Ohio last weekend when the Bobcats picked up two road MAC wins. The biological sciences major had seven blocks in each of the matches, both which tied a career high. Bouyer had three solo stuffs against Akron and two against Buffalo. In the win over the Zips, Bouyer had 10 kills and did not commit an error while hitting a red hot .625. Bouyer had eight kills in the victory over Buffalo and had 18 total kills with an attacking clip of .441 over the weekend. Bouyer averaged 1.75 blocks per set and 2.25 kills last weekend.
The Bobcats will return home to continue MAC play on Friday, Oct. 18 against Ball State. The match is Ohio's annual Dig Pink match.