ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Anderson outside hitter Marissa Mitter has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, while Tusculum setter Shannon Murphy was tabbed AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Specialist of the Week for matches played Sept. 25 - 30, the League announced today.
Mitter, senior from Redondo Beach Calif., recorded 45 kills and hit .306 in three road victories as the Trojans extended their winning streak to seven. She hit a week best .361 and totaled 17 kills in a three-set victory at Catawba on September 26. Mitter hit .250 with 17 kills as the Trojans picked up a four-set victory at Carson-Newman on September 29. In a three-set sweep at Lincoln Memorial, the senior hit .333 and totaled 11 kills to bring her season total to 191. She leads the league in kills and kills per set (3.75/set). This is her first Player of the Week honors this season.
Murphy, a senior from Tinley Park, Ill., totaled 139 assists and 42 digs as Tusculum swept the week's competition. She recorded 43 assists and 19 digs in a five-set victory at Carson-Newman on September 26. As Tusculum picked up a three-set victory over Newberry on September 29, she posted 36 assists and 10 digs. She notched a career high 60 assists, to go along with 13 digs in a five-set victory vs. Coker on September 30. Her 60 assists are the ninth most in Tusculum College history (5-set match). The award is her first Specialist of the Week honor this season.
2017 AstroTurf SAC Volleyball Players of the Week
Sept. 6 - Katie Bludau, Wingate
Sept. 12 - Marnie Streeter, Carson-Newman
Sept. 19 - Cassie Born, Tusculum
Sept. 26 – Katie Bludau, Wingate
Oct. 3 – Marissa Mitter, Anderson
2017 AstroTurf SAC Volleyball Specialist of the Week
Sept. 6 - Sydney Kunz, Queens
Sept. 12 - Morgan Ballard, Carson-Newman
Sept. 19 - Rachel Alles, Wingate
Sept. 26 – Rachel Alles, Wingate
Oct. 3 – Shannon Murphy, Tusculum