Virginia Outside Hitter Simone Asque Named ACC Volleyball Player of the Week
Nov. 2, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia sophomore outside hitter Simone Asque earned her second consecutive selection (Oct. 27) as the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, announced Monday. Asque totaled 39 kills, 15 digs, and five blocks against Florida State and Miami over the weekend, and became the only volleyball player to earn multiple player of the week honors this season.
Asque tallied 10 kills, seven digs, and five total blocks in a 3-0 loss (Oct. 30) to 17th-ranked Florida State (American Volleyball Coaches Association). She then led the Cavaliers to a 3-2 rebound win over Miami (Nov. 1), in which she landed a career-high 29 kills, the third time in the last four matches she has reached the 20-kill plateau. Her total is tied for the ninth-best single-match performance in Virginia history. Asque committed just four errors in 82 attacks for a .305 hitting percentage and recorded eight digs and two total blocks against the Hurricanes.
The Chicago, Ill. native averaged 4.88 kills per set and 1.88 digs per set for the weekend, and took control of second place in the ACC with 3.72 kills per set.
Virginia (10-14, 5-8 ACC) will return to action on Friday, November 6 when the Cavaliers travel to Chapel Hill to take on North Carolina at the Dean E. Smith Center at 6 p.m., and will play NC State on Sunday, November 8 at 1 p.m. inside Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C.
The ACC Volleyball Player of the Week will be announced by 5:00 p.m. each Monday during the season. More ACC volleyball information can be accessed at http://www.theacc.com/sports/w-volley/acc-w-volley-body.html.