Athlete of the Week: Kentucky setter Madison Lilley

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - She may only be a freshman, but Kentucky setter Madison Lilley is playing like a seasoned veteran.

On Monday Lilley was named the SEC Setter of the Week for her performance in a win over Mississippi State. Its the third time this season Lilley has won a SEC weekly award.

"Yeah it's obviously like such an honor," said Lilley. "We just take things week by week. Monday's you can kind of embrace it and enjoy it a little bit and then get back at it at practice."

On Sunday, Lilley posted 35 assists in a sweep at Mississippi State.

"We got on the road. We were ready to play and a lot of credit to our back row," said Lilley. "Our back row has been passing really well. Our defense has really been on fire and our offense obviously has a lot of fun setting people who can kill the ball."

The setter on a volleyball court is a lot like a point guard on a basketball court because it's their primary job to distribute the ball, but that's not the only way a point guard and setter are alike.

"It's kind of a personality that you have to have," said Lilley. "I mean you're apart of every play. So it's definitely something you have to inhibit if you're going to set. So I like it, and I think it fits my personality."

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