Florida State's Freeman and Miami's Mourning Named ACC Volleyball Co-Players of the Week
Oct. 8, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State senior middle blocker Sareea Freeman and Miami sophomore middle blocker Alexis Mourning have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Co-Players of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday. Boston College’s Franny Hock has been named as the Freshman of the Week.
Freeman reached double-digit kills in two matches over the weekend as Florida State swept both opponents and improved to 14-2 and 6-1 in conference play. Against North Carolina, the Fresno, Calif., native tallied 11 kills with a .526 hitting percentage. On Sunday, she accumulated 11 kills while hitting .471 against a NC State squad that entered the week in first place in the conference. Freeman led the Seminoles in kills, kills per set, and hitting percentage for the second consecutive weekend.
Mourning helped Miami defeat NC State and North Carolina to move into a tie for first in the standings with Florida State. She totaled 22 kills and 16 total blocks in the two matches. Against the Wolfpack, the middle blocker had a match-high 13 kills on a .440 hitting percentage to go with six blocks, as Miami snapped NC State’s 10-match winning streak. She recorded 10 block assists versus the Tar Heels, a career-best and one short of the school record set in 2004. For the season, the native of Arlington, Texas, is second in the ACC with 1.39 blocks per set and is second on the team with 172 kills (2.77 k/s) with a .318 hitting percentage.
Hock helped lead Boston College to its first ACC road weekend sweep and its first ever win over Duke in program history as the Eagles improved to 10-9 and 4-3 in conference play. The native of Manhattan Beach, Calif., led all players with 19 digs in the 3-1 win at Wake Forest. Against the Blue Devils, she notched 17 digs, her 10th match with double-digit digs this season. Hock leads the Eagles with 3.65 digs per set in ACC play and is second on the team with 3.18 for the season.