Monday, October 13, 2008
MACON, Ga. - Defending Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball champion Lipscomb sits atop the A-Sun standings and Alex Kelly's play is a large reason why. The sophomore continued her smashing play over the weekend in a pair of victories that kept the Lady Bisons tied for first against A-Sun competition. On Monday the league office rewarded Kelly with her third Player of the Week honor.
The Lady Bisons were 2-0 in A-Sun play behind two double-doubles by Kelly, who now has seven straight matches in double-doubles in kills and digs. She had 18 kills, a team high, and 12 digs in a 3-1 win at Mercer and a match-high 22 kills and 16 digs in a 3-1 win at Kennesaw State. Kelly leads the A-Sun in hitting percentage (.338) and kills (300) in overall play, and tops the in conference leader board with 155 kills.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.
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