University of Northern Iowa sophomore libero Kendyl Sorge (Janesville, Iowa) has earned her second straight and third overall Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor.

After Sorge was honored last week as MVC Defensive Player of the week, she continued her defensive dominance for the Panthers as she averaged 7.43 digs/set and ran her streak of 23 or more dig matches to four straight. Sorge delivered 29 digs and two service aces in a 3-1 win over Indiana State on Monday. Sorge posted 23 digs in Saturday's 3-0 win over Drake in the Knapp Center.

Sorge is averaging a team-best 5.19 digs/set in all matches and has upped that number to 5.79 digs/set in seven MVC matches.

UNI (13-7 overall, 4-3 MVC) will be in action this Friday at Bradley and Saturday at Loyola. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. and can be viewed live on The Valley on ESPN3.