Kelsey Benorden Named Big South Player of the Week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) - UNC Asheville's Kelsey Benorden has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Volleyball Player of the Week, while Maddie Simpson of High Point was tabbed the Freshman of the Week. Radford's Katelyn Meeks picked up Defensive Player of the Week honors for matches played Oct. Nov. 1-7, the League announced today.
Benorden, a senior from Knoxville, Tenn., recorded 52 kills, 4.33 kills per set, 42 digs, five blocks and five aces to lead Asheville to a 3-0 mark in League play last week. She got her week going with 17 kills, 14 digs and two blocks in the Bulldogs' 3-0 win over Presbyterian College on Nov. 2. Three days later against Winthrop, the outside hitter put down 19 kills on .357 hitting to go along with 18 digs, two aces and one block as Asheville picked up the 3-2 win over the Eagles. She finished her week with 16 kills, 10 digs, three aces and two blocks to push her squad to the 3-1 win over Charleston Southern on Nov. 6. The honor marks her second Player of the Week nod this season.