Big South Announces Volleyball Players of the Week


CHARLOTTE, N.C.  ( - Coastal Carolina outside hitter Gabriella Horvath (Budapest, Hungary) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Volleyball Player of the Week, while Liberty outside hitter Caroline Douglas (Greenville, N.C.) is the CRONS Brand Freshman of the Week for matches played Sept. 24-30.  In addition, Gardner-Webb's Tyler Cockrell (Tulsa, Okla.) earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Horvath's impressive play led Coastal Carolina to a 2-0 week.  She was the Chanticleers' leading hitter, posting 18 kills in the 3-2 win at High Point and 21 kills in the 3-2 win at Campbell.  She finished the week with 39 kills and a .333 hitting percentage.  In the match versus High Point, she also managed 13 digs, four service aces and four blocks.  Against Campbell, she recorded one service ace, eight digs and two blocks.

Douglas' offensive performance played a crucial role for Liberty as the Lady Flames went 2-1 last week.  She posted 17 kills in each of Liberty's matches against James Madison, Gardner-Webb and UNC Asheville.  She ended the week with 51 kills, a .305 hitting percentage, and tabbed two digs and four blocks. This is Douglas' second nod for Freshman of the Week. 

Cockrell's play at the net was a huge help for Gardner-Webb's defense.  She put up 11 blocks and averaged one block per set.  In the match against USC Upstate, she posted four blocks and three digs.  Against Radford, she recorded another seven blocks and one dig.

Also nominated for volleyball Player of the Week for Week 6: Lindsey Coasts (Campbell), Tyler Cockrell (Gardner-Webb), Jamie McDonald (High Point), Rachel Hall (Presbyterian), Yacine Meyer (Radford) and Holly Shelton (UNC Asheville).

Also nominated for volleyball Freshman of the Week for Week 6: Sam Zuber (Campbell), Meredith Parrott (Charleston Southern), Gabriella Horvath (Coastal Carolina), Annemarie Chin (High Point), Cheyanne James (Radford) and Katie Davis (UNC Asheville).

Also nominated for volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for Week 6: Mallorie Cubillos (Campbell), Ashley Higgenbothem (Charleston Southern), Chelsea Davis (High Point), Gabreille Shipe (Liberty) and Katelyn Meeks (Radford).

2012 Players of the Week
Aug. 27 - Stephanie Palmer, Winthrop
Sept. 4 - Loren Thomas, Liberty
Sept. 10 - Chelsea Davis, High Point
Sept. 17 - Courtney Johnk, High Point
Sept. 24 - Chelsea Davis, High Point
Oct. 1 - Gabriella Horvath, Coastal Carolina 

2012 Defensive Players of the Week
Aug. 27 - Lindsey Coats, Campbell
Sept. 4 - Gabrielle Shipe, Liberty
Sept. 10 - Annemarie Chin, High Point
Sept. 17 - Jessica Mullins, Winthrop & Katelyn Meeks (Radford)
Sept. 24 - Mallorie Cubillos, Campbell
Oct. 1 - Tyler Cockrell, Gardner-Webb

2012 Freshmen of the Week
Aug. 27 - Caroline Douglas, Liberty
Sept. 4 - Amy Zimmer, Winthrop
Sept. 10 - Katie Davis, UNC Asheville
Sept. 17 - Rachel Lenz, Winthrop
Sept. 24 - Annemarie Chin, High Point
Oct. 1 - Caroline Douglas, Liberty