Duke's Rachael Moss Named ACC Volleyball Player of the Week
Nov. 30, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke senior outside hitter Rachael Moss was selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player of the Week—the final weekly honor of the 2009 season—announced today. Moss recorded her 13th double-double of the season in a 3-1 win against Wake Forest (Nov. 24) one day after being tabbed first team College Sports Information Directors of America/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America.
The honor is Moss’s third this season, the only player to earn the award more than twice.
Against the Demon Deacons, Moss smashed 21 kills and collected 13 digs for the double-double, and rejected a career-high five Deacon attacks in her final match at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Her 21 kills came against just two errors in a team-high 44 attacks for a .432 hitting percentage, and moved her into third place all-time at Duke with 1,674 career kills. In the four sets, Moss recorded hitting clips of .556, .500, .333, and .400. Moss also has 1,544 digs and 167 service aces to rank fourth all-time at Duke in both categories.
The Blue Devils (27-5, 17-3 ACC) will continue their season, as they were selected for an at-large berth to their 15th NCAA volleyball championship. Duke has made an appearance in the national tournament in each of the last four seasons, and will match-up with Tennessee in the first round on December 4 at 5 p.m. in Knoxville, Tenn. Duke is one of a league-record five teams to appear in the 2009 NCAA Volleyball Championship.
More ACC volleyball information can be accessed at http://www.theacc.com/sports/w-volley/acc-w-volley-body.html.