Dobson, Hawks and Snyder Claim Week 2 #ASunVB Awards

Monday, September 09, 2013

MACON, Ga. - The efforts in week two from Lipscomb's Jewell Dobson, Stetson's Ellen Hawks and Northern Kentucky's Taylor Snyder earned A-Sun volleyball weekly honors for week 2, the conference office announced Monday.

Dobson, the A-Sun Player of the Week, averaged 4.89 kills per set while hitting a blistering .507 in three sweeps to help the Lady Bisons claim the Lipscomb Invitational Tournament title. Dobson, the tournament Most Valuable Player, also contributed a pair of service aces, eight digs and five blocks. Lipscomb is now 4-2 and in second place in the A-Sun.

Hawks garnered Defensive Player of the Week after posting 17 blocks (1.31 pet set) to help lead Stetson to a 4-0 record and the Stetson Westin Classic title. Hawks was also named to the all-tournament team. Against Providence, which proved to be the championship game, she tied a career-high with nine blocks, including four in a row during key third-set run by Stetson. Hawks' effort helped Stetson its first four-game winning streak since 2007.

Snyder achieved her first A-Sun award as Freshman of the Week, directing the Norse to a 2-1 week as the setter...Posted two double-doubles on the week -- Tuesday vs. Wright State (30 assists, 10 digs) and Saturday vs. Miami (54 assists, 18 digs)...jumped from eighth to fourth in assists per set among conference players this week...has four double-doubles on the season to lead the Norse.





Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week - Sept. 3
Quick Bio Accomplishments
Player
 Jewell Dobson
 Lipscomb

• Junior
• MB
• Shepherdsville, Ky.
• Education

       
• First Career A-Sun Player of the Week award
• MVP of Lipscomb Invitational Tournament
• Led the Lady Bisons with double figures in kills in all three matches
• Set or tied match highs in kills in all three matches, with high of 16
• Also contributed eight digs, five blocks and two services aces

Stats for the Week: 4.89 Kills/Set, .507 hitting pct
Next Lipscomb Contest: at Virginia Tech; Friday, Sept. 13 (Blacksburg, Va.)            
Other Nominees: Anna Budinska, North Florida; Jenna Ruble, Northern Kentucky; Anna Budinska, North Florida; Jessica Barnes, Lipscomb; Meredith Hardy, ETSU; Ellen Hawks, Stetson; Sammie Strausbaugh, Jacksonville

Atlantic Sun Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week - Sept. 9
Quick Bio Accomplishments
Player
 Ellen Hawks
  Stetson

• Sr.; MB
• Austin, Tex.
• English/Communication

        
• First Career A-Sun Volleyball weekly award
• Second career active leader in A-Sun in blocks
• Posted 17 blocks on the week
• Helped Stetson to a 4-0 record and Stetson Westin Classic title
• All-Tournament Team selection
• Tied career high of nine blocks in win against Providence
• Helped give Stetson its first four-game winning streak since 2007

Stats for the Week: 17 blocks, 1.31 blocks per set
Next Mercer Contest: vs. Troy (Auburn, Ala.); Thursday, Sept. 5            
Other Nominees: Camille Pedraza, Kennesaw State; Cari Whitmire, North Florida; Anna Prickel, Northern Kentucky; Bri McCombs, Lipscomb; Kylie Jacob, Jacksonville


Atlantic Sun Volleyball Freshman of the Week - Sept. 9
Quick Bio Accomplishments
Player
 Taylor Snyder
 Northern Kentucky

• Freshman
• Setter
• Ft. Mitchell, Ky.
• Undeclared

       
• First Career A-Sun Volleyball weekly award
• Directed the Norse to a 2-1 week as the setter
• Posted a pair of double-doubles for the week
• Big matches against Wright State (30 assists, 10 digs) and Saturday vs. Miami (54 assists, 18 digs)
• Now has four double-doubles on the season to lead the Norse
• Jumped from eighth to fourth in assists per set (9.96) among conference players this week

Stats for the Week: 10.69 assists/set, 2 double-doubles with match high of 54 assists
Next NKU Contest: vs. Navy; Friday, Sept. 13            
Other Nominees: Kelly Marcinek, Kennesaw State; Kelly Koop, North Florida; Renzy Rice, ETSU; Tiffany Creamer, Stetson; Maggie Allen, Lipscomb; Emily Koelling, USC Upstate; RachelMiller, Jacksonville
2013 Atlantic Sun Volleyball Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Defensive Player of the Week (School) Freshman of the Week (School)
Sept. 3 Kendall Courtney (Jacksonville) Emily Rochefort (Mercer) Kelly Marcinek (Kennesaw State)
Sept. 9 Jewell Dobson (Lipscomb) Ellen Hawks (Stetson) Taylor Snyder (Northern Kentucky)

About Player of the Week
The following criteria are used by the Atlantic Sun Conference in selecting the A-Sun Players of the Week in each of the conference’s 20 sports. These criteria are used in no specific order and, in its groupings, one does not weigh more than the others:
• Statistics compiled during the week of competition
• The impact of that person’s efforts in meeting the team goals (i.e., game-winning shot, walk-off home run, etc.)
• Magnitude of the contest on the conference and national level (i.e., game meant championship, etc.)
• When individual participates in more than one game per week, how that individual performs in each of those games, effecting team performance goals
• Level of competition faced by each individual
• Each week’s performance will be considered on its own merit
• Other pertinent factors (i.e., career milestones; program, conference and/or national records)