FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Hannah Brister and Megan Lohmiller are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.The Lady Demons (16-8, 8-2 SLC) closed out a 1-1 record at home last week, winning four out of the seven sets and retaining their second-place position in conference standings. Brister charged the NSU offense with 44 kills, including a career-best 24 against Abilene Christian Thursday night. Lohmiller tacked on 39 digs for the week in order to help Northwestern State limit opponents to a .247 hitting percentage.The honors mark the fourth of the season for Brister and the third for Lohmiller. The sweep marks the second of the season for the Lady Demon duo.Offensive Player of the Week: Hannah Brister, Northwestern State – Jr. – Outside Hitter – Paincourtville, La.Brister landed an impressive 44 kills, averaging 6.3 per set and a .350 hitting percentage in two matches for the Lady Demons. She tied a career-high 24 kills in the Lady Demons sweep of Abilene Christian, marking the third time she has reached the mark this season. She also hit an astounding .600 against the Wildcats and notched back-to-back sets with 10 or more kills.The junior then followed up with an equally impressive outing against Stephen F. Austin. Her 20 kills helped the Lady Demons end SFA’s 37-set win streak and marked the first time any Southland player has registered more than 15 kills in a match against the Ladyjacks this season.Honorable Mention: Abbie Harry, Central Arkansas; Morgan Dewyer, Houston Baptist; Danae Daron, Stephen F. Austin; Rachel Young, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Defensive Player of the Week: Megan Lohmiller, Northwestern State – Sr. – Libero – Heath, TexasLohmiller once again led the Northwestern State defense throughout the week, this time setting a career-best 28 digs against the Ladyjacks on Saturday. In the win against Abilene Christian, the senior bolstered the Lady Demon defense in order to hold the Wildcats to a .154 team hitting percentage. Lohmiller logged 39 digs on the week for a 5.6 digs-per-set average.Honorable Mention: Hannah Lewis, Houston Baptist; Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
Now the conflict has flared up again after the striker and his lawyer accused the FA of failing to respond to a list of requests dealing with the player’s treatment.Salah’s lawyer Ramy Abbas Issa said the demands involved the player’s “well-being whilst with the national team, and assurances that the image rights violations wouldn’t happen again”.In an angry rebuttal the football federation said Monday that it would not accept the requests, blasting some as “illogical” and insisting it would not “favour one player over another”.Salah hit back with a pair of Facebook videos, insisting he was asking for better security for the whole squad at team hotels.He said that he did not want to be disturbed in his room by visitors wanting to chat in the middle of the night as had happened before.“I’m the person that these things happen to. I’m the person who gets harmed by these things,” he said.“These requests are very small but make things easier, they make the player focused in the match.”The fresh war-of-words between the two sides comes ahead of Egypt’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Niger on September 8.The disagreement between national hero Salah and the Egyptian FA first burst into the open in April over the player’s image rights.Salah was angered that his image was being used by the national team’s main sponsor, telecoms firm WE, when he already had a contract with rival company Vodafone.That dispute was eventually resolved following intervention from political leaders.The player was also reportedly left unhappy after he was made to appear with Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov at Egypt’s training ground in the region for the World Cup in Russia this summer.Kadyrov has been accused of wiping out dissent with a brutal crackdown on his opponents.Egypt crashed out of the World Cup after losing its three matches, with Salah struggling to reach his best after sustaining a shoulder injury playing for his club Liverpool in the Champions League final.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Egypt’s forward Mohamed Salah looks on during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 25, 2018 © AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURICAIRO, Egypt, Aug 27 – A bitter spat between Egypt star Mohamed Salah and his country’s football authorities escalated Monday, casting a fresh shadow over his involvement with the national team.Salah, 26, and the Egyptian Football Association have previously been at loggerheads due to a disagreement over image rights.