ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Queens' right side hitter Jessica Raines has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, while Newberry setter Taylor Garrison was tabbed AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Specialist of the Week for matches played Oct. 1 - 8, the League announced today.
Raines, a senior from DeLand, Fla., recorded 38 kills and hit .330 in three victories last week. The senior recorded seven kills and hit .300 in a three-set victory over Newberry on October 3. She followed that performance with a .349 hitting percentage and totaled 19 kills as the Royals picked up the five-set victory over Lincoln Memorial on October 6. In the final Royals victory on the week she hit .323 with 12 kills to defeat Carson-Newman in three-sets on October 7. This is her first Player of the Week honors this season.
Garrison, a freshman from Buford, Ga., recorded 113 assists and 37 digs as the Wolves went 2-1 on the week. She recorded 17 assists and eight digs in the only blemish on the week a 3-0 deficit at Queens on October 3. Her best performance came in a four-set victory over Lenoir-Rhyne, where she recorded 50 assists and 16 digs on October 6. In the final game she totaled 46 assists and 13 digs in a five-set victory over Catawba on October 7. 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
Oct. 10 – Jessica Raines, Queens
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
Oct. 10 – Taylor Garrison, Newberry
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