New BYU Women’s Volleyball Libero Digs Her Way To SportsCenter Top 10 Play

Feb 5, 2021, 3:31 PM
BYU Women's Volleyball - Madi Allen...
BYU Women's Volleyball libero Madi Allen with a dig against Utah Valley University. (BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
(BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah – One of the top storylines entering the 2021 BYU Women’s Volleyball spring season was, who would replace Mary Lake at Libero?

Through three matches, BYU has already received an answer. True freshman Madi Allen is a rising star for Heather Olmstead’s program.

On Thursday night, Allen showed why she is a star in the making at the libero spot.

Against Utah Valley in Orem, Allen displayed an incredible sequence of digs against the Wolverines on a rally that ultimately ended with a point for BYU.

Allen’s impressive digs earned her a spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays for Thursday, February 4th, 2021.

BYU Women’s Volleyball on SportsCenter Top 10 Plays

No. 14 ranked BYU ultimately defeated Utah Valley in four sets to improve to 3-0 on the season.

Allen finished the match with 20 digs, increasing her season total to 47 through three matches. By comparison, Allen is outpacing Lake, who had 44 digs through her first three matches as a Cougar.

Last week, Allen earned West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for her double-digit dig totals in BYU’s pair of victories over conference foe Portland.

A native of Temecula, California, Allen was a Fab 50 recruit in BYU’s 2020 recruiting class. A class that was ranked 14th nationally by

Allen and BYU Women’s Volleyball is back in action on Tuesday, February 9th and 10th against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the historic Smith Fieldhouse. Both matches will be televised on BYUtv.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m., KSL Newsradio). Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper and the KSL Sports app.

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