THATCHER — Eastern Arizona College volleyball player Erin Willis was named ACCAC DI Player of the Week.
Willis, a sophomore middle blocker from Snowflake, had 143 kills and a .487 hitting percentage in 10 games. She added 25 blocks, leading the Lady Monsters to a 5-5 record so far this season.
As a freshman, Willis earned ACCAC First Team and NJCAA DI All-Region Team. She ranked No. 1 with 127 block assists, No. 2 with 141 total blocks and No. 3 with an average of 1.37 blocks per set.
The Monsters finished 3-1 in the Dalton Overstreet Invitational in Prescott. Eastern defeated No. 9 Laramie County CC, 25-19, 27-25, 29-27; the College of Southern Nevada, 20-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-16; and Barton County CC, 25-18, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20.
The Monsters lost to No. 13 New Mexico Military Institute, 19-25, 26-24, 22-25, 16-25.
On Monday, Eastern went 1-1 in the three-team nonconference home opener. EAC lost to Utah State University-Eastern, 19-25, 23-25, 22-25; and defeated Pima, 25-13, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19.
The Monsters are on the road again this weekend, traveling to Yuma for the Arizona Western Tournament. EAC played SAGU American Indian College on Friday, Sept. 6, and West Coast Baptist College on Saturday Sept. 7, with both matches at 5 p.m.
Eastern returned home Sept. 10 to start conference play against Arizona Western at 7 p.m.