ACC Volleyball: Leaf and Federico Earn Weekly Honors


Both lead their squads to 2-0 weekend records

ACC Players of the Week Presented by Havoline

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Miami senior outside hitter Savanah Leaf and Clemson freshman setter Kate Federico have earned this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball honors, as Leaf was named Player of the Week and Federico was tabbed Freshman of the Week.

Miami’s Leaf was instrumental in the Hurricanes 2-0 road trip to the Northeast. The senior registered her sixth double-double of the season when she tallied 25 kills and 14 digs in a four-set win over Syracuse. Leaf, who entered the weekend leading the ACC with 4.47 kills per set, was an efficient attacker over the weekend, hitting .359. The San Anselmo, California, native led the Canes’ attack against Boston College, hitting .382 and recording 17 kills. Leaf was also strong with her serves, picking up three service aces on the weekend.

Clemson’s Federico ran the offense in the Tigers’ two conference wins over the weekend, posting 90 assists overall, 46 against Virginia Tech and 44 against Georgia Tech, for a 10.00 assists per set average. Against Georgia Tech on Sunday, three Tiger hitters hit .455 or above individually and the team hit .339 for the match, a testament to her solid play. Federico has 672 assists on the season for a 9.88 per set average and currently ranks fifth in school history for assists in a single season by a freshman. She needs just 81 more assists to move into fourth place in that category.