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Sept. 12, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Miami outside hitter Lane Carico has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 11. NC State freshman outside hitter Nicole Glass won Freshman of the Week honors for her performance in the Hilton Garden Inn Mayfaire Tournament.
This marks the second straight Player of the Week award for Carico, who has led Miami to a perfect 9-0 record to start the season. The Hurricanes hosted Florida A&M, Auburn, and No. 18 Oklahoma in the Hurricane Invitational this past weekend, winning all three matches while only dropping one set to Oklahoma. Carico was named MVP of a tournament for a second time this season.
The Manhattan Beach, Calif. native compiled 30 kills on a .258 hitting percentage for 3.75 kills per set and had 32 digs in eight sets. She also had five blocks and four service aces. Carico came up huge in the win over No. 18 Oklahoma with 19 kills and 16 digs to help pull off the come-from-behind upset. It was the first victory over a ranked opponent for the Hurricanes since December 7, 2002, when Miami beat No. 15 Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament.
Glass has been a huge asset during NC State's nine game winning streak, the longest for the program since 1987. The Wolfpack success continued last weekend, when they won three matches over Charleston Southern, East Carolina, and UNC Wilmington to win the Hilton Garden Inn Mayfaire Tournament hosted by UNC Wilmington.
The native of Colorado Springs, Colo. tallied 39 kills on a .333 hitting percentage, reaching double-digits in all three matches. She added five service aces, 21 digs, and 10 total blocks.
Glass becomes the first ever ACC Freshman of the Week from NC State and is the first weekly award winner since setter Alex Smith was named Co-Player of the Week on Aug. 30, 2010.
Miami will hit the court next when it opens conference play Wednesday night at Florida State at 8 p.m. The match can be seen nationally on ESPNU as part of Wednesday Night Volleyball. NC State returns to action this weekend, when they take on Liberty in the Courtyard Midtown Invitational in Raleigh, N.C. at 7 p.m.
ACC Volleyball Player of the Week
|Aug. 29||Monique Mead||Junior||Right Side||Georgia Tech|
|Sept. 5||Lane Carico||Senior||Outside Hitter||Miami|
|Sept. 12||Lane Carico||Senior||Outside Hitter||Miami|
ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week
|Aug. 29||Jeme Obeime||Outside Hitter||Duke|
|Sept. 5||Ashleigh Crutcher||Outside Hitter||Maryland|
|Sept. 12||Nicole Glass||Outside Hitter||NC State|