Saturday, June 19, 2021

Ole Miss’ Clair, Edie Honored by SEC

Nakeyta Clair Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics
Nakeyta Clair
Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics

Coming off a successful opening weekend, the Ole Miss volleyball team got good news Monday, as Nakeyta Clair was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week, and Aubrey Edie earned Setter of the Week honors.

Clair was named Most Valuable Player of the Magnolia Invitational as she tallied 38 kills and hit .567 in leading the Rebels to their eighth Magnolia Invitational title in nine years. She had only four errors in all three matches. It was the second year in a row that Clair was named MVP of the Rebels’ opening tournament. She averaged 3.80 kills per set and 4.25 points per set to lead all players. Trailing 22-19 late in the second set against Northwestern State, Clair tallied three of the final six points to give the Rebels a 2-0 lead in the match.

This marks the fourth SEC weekly honor for Clair, who earned offensive player of the week accolades last year and freshman of the week twice in 2012.

Edie was named to the Magnolia Invitational All-Tournament Team for the second year in a row after passing out 125 assists (12.5/set), setting up the Rebels to hit .328 for the tournament as a team in winning the tournament for the eighth time in nine years. Edie also had 0.50 aces per set and 2.20 digs per set.

This is the third time for Edie to be recognized by the conference office, as she earned freshman of the week in 2013 and offensive player of the week in 2014.

The Rebels have now won 17 straight non-conference matches dating back to last season and are back in action Tuesday, hosting a tri-match with McNeese State (11 a.m.) and UT Martin (7 p.m.).

For more information on Ole Miss Volleyball, follow the Rebels on Twitter, @OleMissVB, on Facebook at OleMissVolleyballand on Instagram at OleMissVB. Also follow Coach McRoberts on Twitter, @CoachMcRoberts.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information

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