Big South Announces Volleyball Players of the Week


CHARLOTTE, N.C.  ( - Presbyterian outside hitter Presley Mabrey (Lyman, S.C.) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Volleyball Player of the Week, while Charleston Southern middle blocker Meredith Parrott (Mobile, Ala.) is the CRONS Brand Freshman of the Week for matches played Oct.1-Oct. 7.  In addition, Radford's Katelyn Meeks (Richmond, Va.) earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Mabrey's solid play helped Presbyterian to a 2-0 week.  Mabrey averaged five kills and two digs per set last week.  In the win against Gardner-Webb, she recorded 16 kills, a .297 hitting percentage, and tabbed five digs.  In the win against UNC Asheville, she posted another 14 kills, a .385 hitting percentage, and recorded seven digs.  She ended the week totaling 30 kills with a .333 hitting percentage, 12 digs and two service aces.

Parrott played a crucial role in Charleston Sothern's 3-2 win over Coastal Carolina.  The freshman put away 14 kills with a .407 hitting percentage and posted eight blocks.

Meeks anchored Radford's back row last week.  She tabbed 40 digs and averaged 5.71 digs per set.  In the match against High Point, she posted 25 digs.  Against Campbell, she recorded another 15 digs.  This is Meeks' second nod for Defensive Player of the Week.

Also nominated for volleyball Player of the Week for Week 7: Meredith Parrott (Charleston Southern), Gabriella Horvath (Coastal Carolina), Courtney Johnk (High Point), Caroline Douglas (Liberty), Emily Carlin (Radford), Anna Moore (UNC Asheville) and Stephanie Palmer (Winthrop).

Also nominated for volleyball Freshman of the Week for Week 7: Gabriella Horvath (Coastal Carolina), Annemarie Chin (High Point), Caroline Douglas (Liberty), Christine Lakatos (UNC Asheville) and Rachel Lenz (Winthrop).

Also nominated for volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for Week 7: Molly Barlow (High Point) and Gabreille Shipe (Liberty).

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
Oct. 8 - Presley Mabrey, Presbyterian College 

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
Oct. 8 - Katelyn Meeks, Radford

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
Oct. 8 - Meredith Parrott, Charleston Southern