Kentucky Volleyball Now Seven Straight SEC Championships…Winners

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kentucky volleyball has now won or shared the Southeastern Conference championship for seven straight years going into this week’s NCAA Tournament.

One reason for UK’s late-season surge has been the play of junior Erin Lamb. She was not playing a significant amount early in the season but waited her time and has been a major contributor during UK’s 15-match win streak.

“We are good friends and have been here together from the beginning. I am really proud of her play over the past few weeks,” UK junior All-American setter Emma Grome said.  “She has grown a lot as a player.

“She has had some injuries and things but she never got discouraged. (Coach) Craig (Skinner) harps on everyone on the team has an important role. When you are not playing you still have to work hard to be ready for the moment you are called on. It’s nice to have different options on this team if we need a change and once Erin got her chances again, she has been great.”

Lamb has played in 18 matches and has 114 kills along with 28 digs. However, she’s averaging 12 kills in the last five matches