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Nov. 28, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Miami senior outside hitter Lane Carico was named the ACC Volleyball Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. NC State freshman outside hitter Dariyan Hopper earned Freshman of the Week honors.
Carico, the 2011 ACC Player of the Year, helped the Hurricanes finish the regular season strong with a 3-1 upset of 21st-ranked Florida State. The Manhattan Beach, Calif., native put down a season-high 29 kills against the Seminoles, the most any one player has had against Florida State this year. She hit .410 in the match as the Hurricanes hit at a .303 clip overall, the highest percentage by an ACC team against the Seminoles this year. Defensively, she tallied 17 digs to pick up her 11th consecutive double-double and 23rd overall. Additionally, Carico added a season-high five blocks. It is her fourth weekly award of the year.
Hopper tallied 11 kills and 12.5 points in NC State's season-finale against North Carolina. It was the 11th time in the last 15 matches that Hopper reached double-figures in kills and points. The Minooka, Ill., native and member of the 2011 All-ACC Freshman team also added three digs and three blocks.