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Miami’s Leaf takes award for second consecutive week
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Miami senior outside hitter Savanah Leaf and Louisville freshman middle blocker Tess Clark have earned this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball honors, as Leaf was named Player of the Week and Clark was tabbed Freshman of the Week.
Miami’s Leaf turned in another stellar weekend, helping her earn ACC Player of the Week for the second straight week. Leaf, who entered the weekend as the ACC leader in kills/set with 4.65, led all players with 18 kills while adding two aces and 11 digs in Friday’s match against Virginia Tech. On Sunday, the San Anselmo, California, native, finished with 16 kills, eight digs and three blocks against Georgia Tech, hitting an impressive .424 while etching her name into an exclusive club in Hurricane volleyball history by becoming the eighth Miami player to record 1,000 career kills.
Louisville’s Clark led the Cardinals to two wins over the weekend, scoring 32 total points. In a marathon match against NC State, Clark carried the Cardinals both offensively and on the block by contributing 17 kills with a .538 hitting percentage. Against the Orange of Syracuse, Clark was just as impressive with 10 kills and a hitting percentage of .529, while adding three digs. The freshman’s weekend hitting percentage of .535 has boosted her to a No. 16 national ranking in the category.