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Oct. 17, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State junior middle blocker Sareea Freeman has been named the ACC Volleyball Player of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday. Boston College freshman outside hitter Courtney Castle picked up honors as the Freshman of the Week.
Freeman helped the Seminoles’ sweep two ACC opponents to improve on their perfect conference start. In a win over Georgia Tech, Freeman tallied four kills and had seven blocks. Against Clemson, she had 10 kills with only two errors for a .571 hitting percentage and added another seven blocks.
The native of Fresno, Calif. combined to hit .393 with 14 kills and only three errors and had a team-high 14 blocks, as the Seminoles held onto their lead in the conference and moved to 15-4 overall and 9-0 in the ACC. It is the first weekly award in her career.
Castle led the Boston College offense in two ACC matches, helping the Eagles pick up their first conference road win since the 2009 season. In the sweep of Wake Forest on Saturday, the outside hitter charted a career-best 18 kills with just three errors for a .441 attack percentage, the highest by a BC player this season. She also produced 12 digs against the Demon Deacons to record her fourth double-double of the season.
The Orange Calif. native averaged 4.17 kills per set over the weekend, leading Boston College to its most productive hitting night of the season (.317) in Winston-Salem. The Eagles had not won a set against Wake Forest in the past four meetings or beaten the Demon Deacons since Oct. 28, 2007.