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Oct. 4, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Duke junior middle blocker Amanda Robertson posted her third double-double of the season and has been tabbed this week's Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player of the Week. Her teammate Ali McCurdy, a libero, averaged more than five digs per set and has been honored as the league's Freshman of the Week, marking her second recognition of the season.
Robertson, a native of Roxboro, N.C., hit .490 for the week, recording just five errors on 51 attacks. She averaged 3.33 kills and 2.67 digs per set, while tallying five block assists.
In the 3-2 win against Maryland, Robertson earned a double-double, collecting a team-high 19 kills along with 16 digs. She went 5-for-7 in the fifth set, while posting 11 kills and 10 digs in the final two games of the match.
The junior hit .529 in the 3-1 victory over Boston College, with 11 kills on 17 attempts. She added eight digs and two blocks.
McCurdy, a freshman from Tampa, Fla., collected 46 digs over two matches, and has now registered double-digit digs in 13 of Duke's 15 matches.
Facing the Terps, McCurdy registered 34 digs, her first career 30-dig performance, becoming the fourth ACC player to reach that mark this season and the first Blue Devil to do so since 2008. She helped the Blue Devils hold Maryland to a .142 hitting percentage.
Against Boston College, McCurdy tallied 12 digs. Behind her effort, Duke limited the Eagles to a .109 attack percentage.
The ACC Volleyball Player and Freshman of the Week will be announced by 5 p.m. each Monday throughout the season. For more information on ACC volleyball visit http://www.theacc.com/sports/w-volley/acc-w-volley-body.html.