#ASunVB Week 3 Award Winners: Devine, Pedraza and Snyder

Monday, September 16, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Reigning A-Sun Player of the Year Megan Devine, Kennesaw State's Camille Pedraza and Taylor Snyder are the #ASunVB week three award winners, the conference office announced Monday.

Devine, the A-Sun Player of the Week, averaged 5.00 kills per set, hit .324 and averaged 2.69 digs per set for the week that included the Bucs' 3-1 defeat of Tennessee in the Lady Vol Classic. The victory was ETSU's first over the Vols in 34 years, and Devine led the way with a .404 hitting percentage in the match. Devine was 2-2 in her four matches and the Bucs are in fourth place in the A-Sun at 6-6.

Pedraza garnered Defensive Player of the Week after her 71 digs (4.18 per set) helped lead Kennesaw State to a 4-0 record and the second straight Owls Invitational title. She was also named to the all-tournament team. Pedraza's match high included 25 digs and she also talllied six service aces over the weekend.

Snyder earns her second consecutive Freshman of the Week award, once again directing the Norse to a 2-1 week as the setter. She posted double-doubles for the second straight week and has five of the eight Norse double-doubles for the season. For the week she averaged 10.23 assists per set, 2.15 digs per set and contributed four service aces.

Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week - Sept. 16
Quick Bio Accomplishments
 Megan Devine

• Senior
• OH
• Kingsport, Tenn.
• Physical Education

• Three-time A-Sun Player of the Week
• Led Bucs to first win over Tennessee in 34 years
• Tallied new career high of 27 kills against Vols, the most in the A-Sun in a four-set match and the second-highest total overall
• Hit better than .360 in three of four matches in which she played
• Hit .404 against nation's leader in digs per set in Tennessee

Stats for the Week: 5.00 Kills/Set, .324 hitting pct, 2.69 Digs/Set
Next Lipscomb Contest: at Mercer; Friday, Sept. 20 (Macon, Ga.)            
Other Nominees: Jenna Ruble, Northern Kentucky; Ellen Hawks, Stetson; Sara Metroka, Kennesaw State; Lexi Gober, USC Upstate; Jewell Dobson, Lipscomb; Sammie Strausbaugh, Jacksonville; Christine Pinder, FGCU

Atlantic Sun Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week - Sept. 16
Quick Bio Accomplishments
 Camille Pedraza
  Kennesaw State

• Sr.; Libero
• Marietta, Ga.
• Early Childhood Education

• First Career A-Sun Volleyball weekly award
• Recorded 71 digs with a 4.18 digs per set average
• Earned All-Tournament accolades at the 2013 Owls Invitational
• Tallied weekend high of 25 digs against Stony Brook
• Also contributed six service aces and 15 assists
• Tallied double-digit digs in each of four matches
• Helped KSU win second straight Owls Invitational with a 4-0 weekend

Stats for the Week: 4.18 Digs/Set, Six Service Aces, High of 25 digs
Next KSU Contest: vs. USC Upstate (Kennesaw. Ga.); Friday, Sept. 20            
Other Nominees: Keely Creamer, Northern Kentucky; Bri McCombs, Lipscomb; Katie Muey, ETSU

Atlantic Sun Volleyball Freshman of the Week - Sept. 16
Quick Bio Accomplishments
 Taylor Snyder
 Northern Kentucky

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

• Second straight A-Sun Volleyball weekly award
• Directed the Norse to a 2-1 week as the setter for second straight week
• Posted a pair of double-doubles in consecutive weeks, has five of team's eight on season
• Totaled 133 assists and averaged 10.23 assists per set
• Tallied more than 30 assists in each of three matches
• Posted a 52-assist, 10-dig performance with four blocks in win against Cincinnati

Stats for the Week: 10.23 assists/set, 2.15 Digs/Set, Four service aces
Next NKU Contest: vs. Lipscomb; Wed., Sept. 18            
Other Nominees: Kelly Marcinek, Kennesaw State; Tiffany Creamer, Stetson; Marlene Moeller, FGCU; Kayla Ostrum, Lipscomb
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)
Sept. 16 Megan Devine (ETSU) Camille Pedraza (Kennesaw State) 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)