SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG’s Olivia Humphries, Chattanooga’s Paula Passmore, and Chattanooga’s Briana Reid have been named the SoCon Offensive, Defensive and Freshman Volleyball Players of the Week, respectively, for October 22. The selections are made by the conference office.
Humphries, a junior hitter/blocker, posted 41 kills in eight sets over the weekend for an average of 5.12 kills per set, helping UNCG hang on to second place in the SoCon North standings. The Charlotte, N.C., native compiled a hitting percentage of .341, firing at .306 against the Paladins and .414 versus Wofford. Humphries turned in her fifth double-double of the season against Furman, racking up a career-high 27 kills to go along with 11 digs as well as three blocks and a service ace. She capped the weekend by leading UNCG to its first SoCon sweep of the season, putting down 14 kills on 29 attempts with just two errors.
Passmore, a senior libero, was named Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season. The Merritt Island, Fla. native recorded 48 digs for an average of 6.857 digs per set, which is 0.657 points higher than her NCAA-third-best 6.20 digs per set. She has now recorded double-digit digs in each match she has played in this season. Her 28 digs against Davidson and 20 digs against Georgia Southern are the 13th and 14th matches this season Passmore has collected 20 or more digs in a match.
Chattanooga’s Briana Reid was named the SoCon Freshman of the Week, her first honor of the season. The outside hitter from Houston, Texas, recorded just her second career double-double Saturday afternoon against Davidson with 12 kills and 12 digs. She recorded double-digit kills (12 versus Davidson, 13 versus Georgia Southern) for the first time in a single weekend. Reid also amassed three total blocks, one service ace, one assist and 19 digs last weekend. She has now collected double-digit kills in her past three matches.
Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week were Appalachian State’s Lindsey Sauls, College of Charleston’s Sloane White, The Citadel’s Ise d'Angelo, Davidson’s Caroline Brown, Elon’s Megan Gravley, Furman’s Chandler Ambrester, Georgia Southern’s Meredith Paskert, Samford’s Katie Murphy, Chattanooga’s Briana Reid, and Western Carolina’s Jordan Timmermann.
Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week were Appalachian State’s Dalton Tolliver, College of Charleston’s Emily Shelton, The Citadel’s Jessica Maxwell, Davidson’s Molly Crenshaw, Elon’s Kris Harris, Furman’s Chandler Ambrester, Georgia Southern’s Crysten Curry, UNCG’s Kellie Orewiler, Samford’s Michaela Reesor, and Western Carolina’s Morgan Cochran.
Also nominated for Freshman of the Week were Appalachian State’s Paige Brown, College of Charleston’s Melissa Morello, The Citadel’s Mikaela Tracy, Elon’s Ana Nicksic, Furman’s Jo Wilks, Georgia Southern’s Crysten Curry, and Western Carolina’s Tina Nazario.
2012 Volleyball Offensive Players of the Week
Week 1 – Darcy Dorton, College of Charleston
Week 2 – Kris Harris, Elon
Week 3 – Natalie Braun, Furman
Week 4 – Lauren Hutchinson, Samford
Week 5 – Lauren Hutchinson, Samford
Week 6 – Taeler Davis, College of Charleston
Week 7 – Chandler Ambrester, Furman
Week 8 – Meredith Paskert, Georgia Southern
Week 9 – Olivia Humphries, UNCG
2012 Volleyball Defensive Players of the Week
Week 1 – Paula Passmore, Chattanooga
Week 2 – Alexandra Beecher, Georgia Southern
Week 3 – Alexis Bauer, Samford
Week 4 – Emily Shelton, College of Charleston
Week 5 – Paula Passmore, Chattanooga
Week 6 – Ali Deatsch, Elon
Week 7 – Morgan Cochran, Western Carolina
Week 8 – Celia Rose Eddy, Elon
Week 9 – Paula Passmore, Chattanooga
2012 Volleyball Freshmen of the Week
Week 1 – Jo Wilks, Furman
Week 2 – Jo Wilks, Furman
Week 3 – Jo Wilks, Furman
Week 4 – Alexandra Beecher, Georgia Southern
Week 5 – Melissa Morello, College of Charleston
Week 6 – Lauren Betlach, UNCG
Week 7 – Jo Wilks, Furman
Week 8 – Julimar Alvarado, Chattanooga
Week 9 – Briana Reid, Chattanooga