ATLANTA – Quin Sutphin of Kennesaw State and FGCU’s Tori Morris earn this week’s ASUN Conference Volleyball awards. After an impressive week offensively and defensively, Sutphin takes home both Player and Defensive Player of the Week award. Morris earns Freshman of the Week after a dominant week on the block for the Eagles.
Supthin earns her first career Player and Defensive Player of the Week award. She played an integral part in KSU’s battle for first place victory over Lipscomb, as she notched 11 kills and 12 blocks. It was the first double-double in KSU history to consist of kills and blocks. Sutphin followed up that performance with a 14 kill and seven block match against North Alabama on Friday night. With 101 total blocks, Sutphin is just the second Owl ever to record 100 blocks in a single-season.
.@quinsutphin picked up her first career weekly award in record fashion, earning ASUN Player and Defensive Player of the Week accolades. #GoldStandard
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— Kennesaw State VB (@KSUOwlsVB) October 22, 2018
Morris becomes the third FGCU freshman to win Freshman of the Week this season. Last week she recorded 15 total blocks, 2.33 blocks/set and hit .364. In FGCU’s sweep of Jacksonville on Sunday, Morris tied a D-I era FGCU record for block assists with nine. Despite limited playing time this season, Morris averages 1.35 blocks/set, which ranks only behind teammate Daniele Serrano for second in the ASUN.
Congratulations to @toriimorris1 for earning her first career ASUN freshman of the week award!#WingsUp 🤙🦅🌴 pic.twitter.com/kP4ndMmlo0
— FGCU Volleyball (@FGCU_VB) October 22, 2018
Player and Defensive Player of the Week
Quin Sutphin, Kennesaw State
Sophomore | Middle Blocker | Fort Mill, S.C. | Biochemistry
– First Career ASUN Player of the Week Award; First Career Defensive Player of the Week award
– Recorded 31 kills, 2.58 kills/set, a .277 hitting percentage, 23 total blocks and 1.92 blocks/set in a 2-0 weekend for the Flames
– Her 11 kills and 12 blocks in a battle for first place against Lipscomb was the first KSU ever double-double of kills and blocks
– Sutphin now has 101 total blocks this season, making her the second Owl ever to record 100 blocks in a single season
POTW Nominees: Dani Serrano, FGCU; Hannah Marchand, Jacksonville; Casey Goodwin, Liberty; Ca’Layci Coffey; Lipscomb; Madilyn McCarty, North Florida
DPOW Nominees: Sharonda Pickering, FGCU; Natalie Wehner, Jacksonville; Kainah Williams, Liberty; Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb
Freshman of the Week
Tori Morris, FGCU
Freshman | Middle Blocker | Virginia Beach, Va.
– First Career ASUN Freshman of the Week Award; third different Eagle to win this year
– Tallied 15 total block and a .364 hitting percentage in a 3-0 week for FGCU
– Tied a program D-I era record of nine block assists against Jacksonville on Sunday
– Despite limited playing time, Morris averages 1.35 blocks/set, which ranks second in the ASUN
Other Nominees: Natalie Martin, Jacksonville; Dani Ballou, Kennesaw State; Lilly Kruse, Liberty