York, Teakell Pick Up Weekly Conference Honors
York Named Setter of the Week, Teakell Named Freshman of the Week
IRVING - Conference USA announced Monday that two North Texas volleyball players earned Player of the Week honors. Junior setter Karley York was named the league's Setter of the Week, and outside hitter Barbara Teakell was tabbed Freshman of the Week.
It marks the second time in three weeks that the duo made the weekly award list after the Mean Green had three players honored on Oct. 16.
“I’m so very humbled once again,” Teakell said. “I definitely couldn’t have done it without The Lord and my amazing teammates.”
The Mean Green posted a pair of victories against Rice and Southern Mississippi, improving their C-USA record to 9-1, matching the program's best start to conference play from 2002 and regaining sole possession of second place in the league standings.
“Those wins were huge for us,” York said. “We were picked to finish sixth, and sitting in second with a chance at first has given us the opportunity to show how much we have improved and how well we play together.”
York combined for 111 assists over the weekend, recording back-to-back 50-assist matches to extend her streak to five matches. She became the sixth North Texas setter to reach 2,000 career assists (2,074) and the 11th to compile 1,000 assists (1,032) in a single season. York recorded her second- and third-straight double-doubles with 12 digs against Rice and 14 digs against Southern Miss.
Teakell set a single-match career high with 21 kills against the Owls, her second 20-kill performance in three matches. She led the team in kills in both matches, totaling 38 for the weekend at a .366 clip. Teakell had 18 digs against Rice, which gave her double-digit kills for the third-straight contest.
“The hard work and dedication we put in as a team and the time our coaches put into helping us improve is the reason I’ve come so far,” Teakell said.
York, Teakell and the Mean Green embark on the final roadtrip of the regular season to take on Marshall at 7 p.m. Friday and Louisiana Tech at 1 p.m. Sunday.