Clarke University junior Molly Bender, of Belvidere, Ill., has been named the Midwest Collegiate Conference Libero of the Week for the period ending October 27.
Bender helped lead Coach Chris Miron's Crusaders to a 5-0 mark this week. Clarke posted an MCC road win over William Penn University before going 4-0 this past weekend at the Cornerstone Tournament in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
For the week, Bender had 62 digs, including 24 in the win over William Penn, and averaged 3.65 digs per set. She added six aces and had a .929 serve reception percentage and a .925 serve percentage.