POTW Johnson Lifts Belmont to First Regular Season Title

Monday, November 14, 2011

MACON, Ga. – Senior Maggie Johnson led Belmont to its first A-Sun regular season title with a pair of wins over the weekend to claim the league’s final Player of the Week award of the 2011 season. The Bruins share the title with Music City rival Lipscomb, but owned the tiebreakers with the Lady Bisons and head into this week’s championship as the top seed.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Maggie Johnson, Belmont (Sr. – Outside Hitter – Naperville, Ill. – Exercise Science)

  • Third career Player of the Week award
  • Sealed regular season title for Bruins with 19 kills at ETSU in finale
  • Ranks third in A-Sun history in career kills
  • Currently leads the A-Sun in kills and points
  • Belmont moved to 20-8 on the season, the only A-Sun program to reach the 20-win plateau

OTHER NOMINEES:

  • Megan Devine (So., ETSU) – Her 23 kills/14 digs versus Lipscomb clinched ETSU’s tourney berth
  • Kaycee Green (Jr., Lipscomb) – Led Lipscomb to a share of regular season title, their third straight
  • Jill Hopper (Fr., FGCU) – Posted 23 kills in five-set win at UNF
  • Monica Sanchez (Jr., Mercer) – Finished regular season with double-double (33 assists/10 digs)
  • Morgan Thomas (Sr., USC Upstate) – 20 kills in two matches
  • Justine Young (Sr., Kennesaw State) – Became first KSU player to eclipse 400 kills in a season

 

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
Sept. 19 Jill Hopper (FGCU) Outside Hitter
Sept. 26 Maggie Johnson (Belmont) Outside Hitter
Oct. 3 Katie Rose (Lipscomb) Middle Blocker
Oct. 10 Alyssa Lang (Kennesaw State) Outside Hitter
Oct. 17 Jessica Barnes (FGCU) Outside Hitter
Oct. 24 Katie Rose (Lipscomb) Middle Blocker
Oct. 31 Justine Young (Kennesaw State) Outside Hitter
Nov. 7  Carolyn Jenkins (North Florida) Middle Blocker
Nov. 14 Maggie Johnson (Belmont) Outside Hitter 

 

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The Atlantic Sun Conference is an NCAA Division I league with 10 member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.