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Ford named TSWA Player of the Week

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Lauren Ford was named Tuesday as the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week for volleyball. 

Ford led the team in kills with 44 and had a hitting percentage of .310 in three matches to finish the homestand at a perfect 5-0 record.

“Lauren has had a great couple of weeks, but more importantly this week was tremendous,” Lipscomb head coach Brandon Rosenthal said.  “I thought she did a good job working hard to earn those points.  She played really loose and it was fun to watch her play.”

The sophomore had 53.0 total points, 5.30 points per set, 4.40 kills per set and 29 digs, 2.90 digs per set.

Ford had seven serve aces and added three assists and three total blocks.

“What I like the most was how well-rounded she was in her play and her success this past week,” Rosenthal said.  “Her serving was spot on.  There’s no doubt on how versatile she is.”   

 Ford had her eighth double-double of the season Friday night against Kennesaw State with a career-high and match-high 23 kills and 10 digs.  Ford tied a career-high with four serve aces and had a hitting percentage of .442 against the Owls.

The Lenexa, Kan., native just missed another double-double on Saturday against Mercer with 13 kills and eight digs. 

Ford added eight kills and 11 digs against Northern Kentucky Tuesday night. 

This is Ford’s second career TSWA Player of the Week.  Ford won the award on Sept. 11 for her efforts in the Arizona Invitational, where she was named to the All-Tournament team and had 58 kills and 25 digs during the week. 

Including Ford’s two TSWA awards, the Lipscomb volleyball team has won the award four times.  Senior Kaycee Green won the award last week as she had 5.33 kills per set and a .279 hitting percentage.

Junior Caitlin Dotson won the award on Oct. 9, where she had 13.57 assists per set.

The Tennessee Sports Writers Association is a collection of media members around the state of Tennessee.