(KSDK Sports) -- Saint Louis freshman outside hitter Mallory Dillon has been named the Atlantic 10 volleyball Rookie of the Week for the week of Sept. 2-8. It is the first weekly award of the season for the Billikens.
Dillon earned All-Tournament accolades at the Comfort Inn Innvitational in Morehead, Ky., after recording 40 kills in nine sets. She led SLU in kills and attack percentage (.269). Dillon also tallied 27 digs, second most on the team for the weekend. This season, she has a team-leading 80 kills and is one of only two players in the A-10 to average more than four kills per set (4.21). Defensively, Dillon is second on the team with 51 digs and averages 2.68.
Dillon and the Billikens travel to Carbondale, Ill., to take on Southern Illinois Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. On Sept. 13-14, Saint Louis will host the Billiken Challenge in Chaifetz Pavilion. Bradley, Miami (Ohio) and Youngstown State join the Bills in the tournament field. Admission for each of three two-match sessions is $10.