Big South Announces Volleyball Players of the Week


. ( - UNC Asheville's Anna Moore has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Player of the Week in volleyball, while Katie Martin of Coastal Carolina was tabbed the CRONS Brand Freshman of the Week.  Liberty's Loren Thomas picked up Defensive Player of the Week honors for matches played Oct. 17-23, the League announced today.

Moore, a sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., put away 26 kills on .310 hitting to lead her squad to a 2-0 record in Big South play last week.  She got her week started with 13 kills, a .242 attack percentage, six digs and a two blocks in Asheville's 3-1 win at Charleston Southern on Oct. 21.  The next day at Coastal Carolina, the right side hitter found the floor for 13 kills and a .400 kill percentage, to go along with five blocks and four digs as the Bulldogs downed the Chanticleers, 3-0.  Moore accounted for 3.71 kills per set during the two-match span.

Martin, a middle blocker from Rohnert Park, Calif., posted 19 kills, eight blocks and a .342 average at the net for Coastal Carolina last week.  Against UNC Asheville on Oct. 21, Martin registered 11 kills on .364 hitting, while posting four blocks, two digs and an ace.  The next day against Gardner-Webb, she notched on eight kills, a .312 average at the net, four blocks, three digs and two aces as Coastal Carolina downed the Runnin' Bulldogs, 3-0.

Thomas, a junior from Ocoee, Fla., posted 18 blocks to lead Liberty to two pivotal Big South wins last week.  She got things going with a Liberty record 13 blocks and helped the Liberty defense hold Winthrop to just a .055 attack percentage as the Lady Flamed defeated Winthrop 3-2 to take hold of No. 1 in the Big South standings on Oct. 21.  She finished her week off with five blocks as the Lady Flames held Presbyterian College to a .106 attack percentage in the 3-0 win.

Also nominated for volleyball Player of the Week for Week 9:  Lindsey Coats (Campbell), Amy Nokes (Charleston Southern), Lian Bernett (Coastal Carolina), Courtney Johnk (High Point), Loren Thomas (Liberty), Carly Fleming (Radford) and Becca Toor (Winthrop).

Also nominated for volleyball Freshman of the Week for Week 9: Brooke Kelley (Campbell), Ashley Higginbothem (Charleston Southern), Kristin Heldt (High Point), Melissa Racz (Liberty) and Emma Deininger (Radford).

Also nominated for volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for Week 9:  Kelsey Campbell (Campbell), Sam Skryd (Coastal Carolina), Molly Barlow (High Point), Rachel Brummitt (Radford) and Alex Stewart (UNC Asheville).

Big South Volleyball Player of the Week
Aug. 29 - Becca Toor, Winthrop
Sept. 5 - Becca Toor, Winthrop
Sept. 12 - Lillie Happel, Liberty
Sept. 19 - Stephanie Palmer, Winthrop

Sept. 26 - Becca Toor, Winthrop
Oct. 3 - Lillie Happel, Liberty

Oct. 10 - Rachel Wiechecki, Radford
Oct. 17 - Becca Toor, Winthrop

Big South Volleyball Freshman of the Week
Aug. 29 - Jennica Mullins, Winthrop
Sept. 5 - Emma Deininger, Radford
Sept. 12 - Emma Deininger, Raford
Sept. 19 - Rachel Hall, Presbyterian College
Sept. 26 - Lorin Thomas, Campbell
Oct. 3 - Emma Deininger, Radford

Oct. 10 - Chelsea Davis, High Point
Oct. 17 - Emma Deininger, Radford

Big South Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week
Aug. 29 - Rachel Brummitt, Radford
Sept. 5 - Breanna Holliday, High Point
Sept. 12 - Alex Stewart, UNC Asheville
Sept. 19 - Evan Moffitt, Gardner-Webb
Sept. 26 Loren Thomas, Liberty
Oct. 3 - Rachel Brummitt, Radford
Oct. 10 - Rachel Brummitt, Radford
Oct. 17 - Rachel Brummitt, Radford