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Oct. 18, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech middle blocker Felicia Willoughby posted a .609 hitting percentage over two matches en route to being tabbed this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player of the Week. Her teammate Victoria Hamsher, also a middle blocker, tallied 10 total blocks on the week and has been recognized as the league’s Freshman of the Week.
Willoughby, a senior from Pleasanton, Calif., averaged 4.14 kills and 1.14 blocks per set as the Hokies went 2-0 on the week, earning wins against league foes Duke and Wake Forest. She added eight total blocks, including one block solo.
Against Duke, Willoughby registered a .731 clip, recording 19 kills on 26 attempts, while committing no errors. She posted six total blocks, including one block solo as the Hokies earned just their second-ever victory against the Blue Devils, 3-1.
In the 3-0 sweep of Wake Forest, Willoughby hit .450 with 10 kills and two blocks. She had only one attack error on 20 attempts. Willoughby currently has a .333 career hitting percentage, the highest all-time for a Hokie. She moved into ninth place in program history with 1,159 career kills.
Hamsher, a native of Nazareth, Pa., hit .414 with 17 kills and 10 total blocks on the week. She also added six digs and two service aces.
In the win at Duke, Hamsher posted seven kills and six digs. She also notched seven total blocks, including two block solos.
Facing Wake Forest, Hamsher recorded a match-high .533 hitting percentage and 10 kills. She earned back-to-back service aces in the first set, recording her first multi-ace match. Hamsher added three blocks. The Hokies hit .350 as a team and swept the Demon Deacons, 3-0.
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.