Djukic, Bacon take weekly conference honors

Djukic, Bacon take weekly conference honors

After completing a span in which the Trojans went 4-2, volleyball middle blocker Milica Djukic earned Jayhawk Conference Division I week 8 Defensive Player of the Week honors for the first time this season and setter Kyndal Bacon was recognized as Setter of the Week for the third time. Two of the team's four wins came outside of the Jayhawk Conference, including a victory over No. 7 Iowa Western Community College.

Djukic was a force defensively, including 10 blocks against fourth-ranked New Mexico Military Institute. Throughout 25 sets, she averaged 1.28 blocks per set and tallied two solo blocks and 30 block assists.

Bacon had four double-doubles during the week against Independence, Northeast Community College, Iowa Western and Mineral Area College, averaging 8.72 assists per set. She set a personal best of eight service aces against Independence and seven total blocks against No. 4 New Mexico Military.

The Trojans are ranked No. 20 in the latest NJCAA poll. They play at Barton Community College Wednesday before returning to the Community Building for the final regular season home match Saturday against third-ranked Seward County. The game begins at 2 p.m.