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Miami student-athletes combine for Hurricanes award sweep
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Miami senior outside hitter Savanah Leaf and freshman setter Haley Templeton have earned this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball honors, as Leaf was named Player of the Week and Templeton was tabbed Freshman of the Week.
Leaf earns her third Player of the Week honor after playing a key role in Miami’s two victories this past weekend. The San Anselmo, California, native recorded a team-best 10th double-double of the season in a three-set sweep over Louisville and posted a team-high 17 kills in Sunday’s four-set victory over Virginia. Leaf, who entered the weekend ranked 10th in the country and atop the ACC with 4.71 kills/set, recorded 10 kills and a team-high 12 digs against the Cardinals. Two days later, Leaf led all players with 17 kills, adding seven digs, two blocks and a service ace in Miami’s four set win over the Cavaliers.
Templeton takes home her second consecutive Freshman of the Week award, and fourth overall, after dishing out 81 assists over two matches this past weekend. The Alpharetta, Georgia, native finished the weekend with an impressive 11.57 assists/set, distributing 41 assists in Miami’s sweep of Louisville and recorded 40 assists in the Hurricanes’ victory over Virginia on Sunday. Templeton added six service aces, five kills and five blocks on the weekend.