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Oct. 11, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech sophomore right side hitter Monique Mead notched her third double-double of the season and has been honored as this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player of the Week. Virginia outside hitter McKenzie Adams tallied a career-high seven blocks en route to being named the league’s Freshman of the Week.
Mead, a sophomore from Newnan, Ga., averaged 4.88 kills and two digs per set as Georgia Tech (11-7, 4-3 ACC) went 2-0 on the week, earning victories at league foes Miami and then-No. 20 Florida State. She also posted eight total blocks and five service aces.
Against Miami, Mead recorded 22 kills and 10 digs, earning her third double-double of the season. She added two blocks and one service ace.
In the 3-0 sweep of Florida State, Mead hit .303 with six digs, six total blocks and two assists. She had 16 of her 17 kills in the final two sets, including 10 in the second. Mead also tallied four service aces. The Yellow Jackets defeated a ranked Seminoles squad for the second consecutive year and snapped FSU’s 10-match ACC home winning streak.
Adams, a freshman from San Antonio, Texas, hit .302, while averaging 4.14 kills and 1.86 digs per set as Virginia (9-8, 3-4 ACC) earned two conference victories. She added nine total blocks as the Cavaliers extended their winning streak to three matches.
At Boston College, Adams tallied 15 kills and 10 digs, registering her third collegiate double-double. She also set a career-high in blocks with seven against the Eagles. Virginia went on to win the match 3-1.
In the straight-set sweep of Maryland, Adams hit .379 with 14 kills, three digs and two total blocks. She has now reached double-digit kills in six matches this season.
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.