Monday, October 02, 2006
Macon, Ga. – Leading Belmont to its longest streak since joining the Division I ranks, Colleen Nilson was named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week today by the conference office. The Bruins career assist leader tallied 107 assists in seven games as Belmont cruised to a 2-0 record to open conference play.
The junior setter posted her eighth and ninth double-doubles of the season
against Stetson and Mercer. She tallied 45 assists and 10 digs in the sweep
of the Hatters and 62 assists and 11 digs against the Bears. For the week, she
hit .353, had 107 assists, 21 digs, seven kills, four aces and two blocks.
Nilson is a native of McHenry, Ill. and is majoring in Political Science. The Bruins will be back in action Oct. 3 when they take on cross-town rival Tennessee State.
This is the third Player of the Week award for Belmont this season.
Other Top Performers
Ashley Pridgeon, GWU (Jr. - RS - Tallahassee, Fla. - Health/Wellness) -- Pridgeon led the Bulldogs to two victories last week, including their first Atlantic Sun win since Oct. 28, 2003. She tallied a .388 attack percentage for the week
Stevenique Richardson, JU (Sr. - MB - Red Springs, N.C. - Communications) -- Richardson led JU to a 1-1 record during the week, leading the team in kills with 22 and hitting percentage at .311
Cara Wilber, LIP (So. - OH - Georgetown, Calif. - Public Relations) -- Wilber finished with double-doubles in three matches. She tallied 55 kills 41 digs.
Kellie Violette, MER (Sr. - MB - Dixon, Calif. - Political Science) -- Violette led the team in blocks for both matches and tied the team-high for kills in the match against Belmont. Had 23 total kills and 11 total blocks for the weekend.