Skip to main content
Partner logo
Mobile Icon Link Mobile Icon Link Mobile Icon Link Gamecocks+

Oct. 5, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – An eye-popping stat line for freshman Aubrey Ezell earned her a second weekly conference honor in three weeks, as she was honored Monday morning as the SEC Setter of the Week. This comes after she earned the same award on Sept. 21; she wrote her name all over the program’s record book in the team’s two tight losses at Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

Ezell had back-to-back career games on the road this past weekend, averaging 49.5 assists, 10 digs and 4.5 aces over matches at Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Against the Rebels, she finished with five aces in the match, becoming the first Gamecock since Cara Howley in October of 2012 to have five or more in a single match. On top of that, Ezell also went for a new best with 50 assists. She is the first Carolina setter since Kellie McNeil in October of 2013 to break the 50-assist barrier.

Against Mississippi State Sunday, she went for 49 assists and 13 digs in the five-set thriller. It was her 11th double-double of the season, moving her into a tie for 20th in program history for most double-doubles in a single season (one of only three freshmen on the list).

The team will return home for a pair of SEC matches next weekend, starting on Friday, Oct. 9 against Auburn. The 7 p.m. contest will air on the SEC Network and will be the team’s Alumni Night. Gamecock greats from all over will return to the Carolina Volleyball Center for a special recognition during the match.