Barnes Sparks FGCU to 3-0 Week, Tallies Career Marks

Monday, October 17, 2011

MACON, Ga. – FGCU’s Jessica Barnes posted a pair of career-high performances in wins over the Big East’s South Florida and conference foes USC Upstate and ETSU to win the Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week honor.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Jessica Barnes, FGCU
(So. – Outside Hitter – Winter Haven, Fla. – Biology)
• Finished with eight kills, three service aces and a pair of digs in 3-0 sweep of USF
• Recorded career-highs in kills (20) and digs (7) as the Eagles defeated USC Upstate, 3-1
• Hit .471 and tallied a pair service aces as she recorded double digit kills for the first time this season
• Her 25 kills vs. ETSU rank her tied for third in the FGCU record books for kills in a single match

OTHER NOMINEES:
• Jen Meyer (So., Belmont) – Set new school, A-Sun, and NCAA marks with 11 service aces against Jacksonville
• Kiley Tamblyn (Sr., ETSU) – Recorded 75 digs, 4 service aces, and 12 assists
• Kaylee Ream (Sr., North Stetson) – 19-kill (tied career high), 16-dig double-double vs. ETSU
• Katie Rose (Sr., Lipscomb) – Posted .442 hitting pct. and led Lipscomb to pair of sweeps
• Morgan Thomas (Sr., USC Upstate) – Led the Spartans in kills (27) and blocks (9)
• Amiee Frutchey (Sr., Mercer) – 22 kills, 27 digs vs. FAMU set season highs

2011 Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week
Date Player of the Week (School)
Position
Aug. 29 Megan Devine (ETSU)
Outside Hitter
Sept. 6 Katie Rose (Lipscomb)
Middle Blocker
Sept. 12 Maggie Johnson (Belmont)
Outside Hitter
Sept. 19 Jill Hopper (FGCU)
Outside Hitter
Sept. 26 Maggie Johnson (Belmont)
Outside Hitter
Oct. 3 Katie Rose (Lipscomb)
Middle Blocker
Oct. 10 Alyssa Lang (Kennesaw State)
Outside Hitter
Oct. 17 Jessica Barnes (FGCU)
Outside Hitter

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