Belmont Wins Kangaroo Klassic; Johnson Takes Weekly Award

Monday, September 12, 2011

MACON, Ga. – Belmont’s Maggie Johnson, the Atlantic Sun Preseason Player of the Year, earned her first career A-Sun Volleyball Player of the Week honor after she helped the Bruins to four wins on the week and totaled 68 kills and 54 digs.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Maggie Johnson, Belmont
(Sr. – Outside Hitter – Naperville, Ill. – Exercise Science)
  • First Career Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honor
  • Named Kangaroo Klassic Tournament MVP after leading Bruins to 3-0 weekend
  • Totaled 68 kills on the week with 54 digs and five blocks
  • Currently ranks first in kills (177) and points (191) and fourth in digs (143) in the A-Sun
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Kelli Carneal (Jr., Stetson) – Amassed 103 assists and 19 kills in the Clarion Classic
  • Carolyn Jenkins (Jr., North Florida) – Totaled a season-best six blocks against Presbyterian
  • Jennifer Katona (Jr., Mercer) – Delivered nine block assists in program’s first win against Georgia
  • Justine Young (Sr., Kennesaw State) – Set Kennesaw State record with 25 kills against Troy
  • Megan Devine (So., ETSU) – Led Lady Bucs to Country Inn & Suites Invitational team title
  • Emily Sanders (Jr., USC Upstate) – Recorded third double-double of the season against Air Force
  • Abby Fay (Sr., Lipscomb) – Named Golden Dome Invitational All-Tournament with 128 assists
2011 Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week
Date Player of the Week (School)
Position
Aug. 29 Megan Devine (ETSU)
Outside Hitter
Sept. 6 Katie Rose (Lipscomb)
Middle Blocker
Sept. 12 Maggie Johnson (Belmont)
Outside Hitter

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