Lipscomb’s Nusbaum Earns 12th Career ASUN Player of the Week Honor

  0 volleymob | October 29th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News

Courtesy: Atlantic Sun Conference

ATLANTA – Lipscomb’s Carlyle Nusbaum, Stetson’s Hao Jin and Lilly Kruse of Liberty earned this week’s ASUN Conference Volleyball awards as announced by the league office on Monday.

Nusbaum continues to add to one of the most decorated careers in the history of ASUN Volleyball, as she takes home her ASUN record 12th career Player of the Week award. She is now just one more away from tying Lipscomb Men’s Golfer Dawson Armstrong for most weekly honors in conference history. This past week, Nusbaum was spectacular for the Bisons, leading them to a 3-0 week. In the process, she recorded three double-doubles, tallied 45 kills, 4.09 kills/set, 43 total digs and 3.91 digs/set. She now has 13 double-doubles this season, which leads the conference. Nusbaum also leads in kills/set with an average of 4.12. For her career, Nusbuam sits with 1,665 total kills, which sit alone in third place in ASUN history.

Hao Jin lead the Hatters to a thrilling upset of the ASUN’s top team, the Kennesaw State Owls. Against the Owls, Jin did a little of everything, as she tallied eight kills, two digs and a team-high six blocks. Jin was also an integral part in helping Stetson out hit KSU .310 to .169. Stetson’s win over Kennesaw State was their first since 2015. This season, Jin leads the conference in block solos and ranks sixth in total blocks.

Lilly Kruse earns the first-ever Freshman of the Week award in Liberty history. She played a key role in extending the Flames’ win streak to six, contributing at the net and at the service line. In Tuesday’s non-conference win over Maryland-Eastern Shore, she served up three aces in a row to spark a rally and erase a 10-8 deficit, which would not be relinquished. For the week, she finished with 15 total kills and 15 total digs, to go along with five total aces and four blocks.

Player and Defensive Player of the Week

Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb
Senior | Outside Hitter | Overland Park, Kan. | Business Marketing
– 12th Career ASUN Player of the Week Award; most in ASUN Volleyball history
– Nusbaum is one award shy of tying Lipscomb Men’s Golfer Dawson Armstrong for most in ASUN history
– Recorded 45 kills, 4.09 kills/set, 43 total digs and 3.91 digs/set in a 3-0 weekend for the Bisons
– Nusbaum recorded three double-doubles last week, giving her the ASUN lead this season with 13

Other Nominees Nominees: Dani Serrano, FGCU; Hannah Marchand, Jacksonville; Casey Goodwin, Liberty; Ca’Layci Coffey; Lipscomb; Madilyn McCarty, North Florida.

Defensive Player of the Week

Hao Jin, Stetson
Senior | Middle Blocker | Shijiazhuang, China | Economics
– First Career ASUN Defensive Player of the Week Award; third for Stetson this year
– Tallied 10 total blocks and five digs in a 1-1 week for the Hatters
– Jin recorded six blocks in Stetson’s huge upset over Kennesaw State
– Also chipped in offensively with 13 kills and a .345 hitting percentage

Other Nominees Nominees: Dana Axner, FGCU; Victoria Baptiste, Liberty; Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb; Madison Donnelly, North Florida.

Freshman of the Week

Lilly Kruse, Liberty
Freshman | Outside Hitter | Auburn, Ind.
– First Career ASUN Freshman of the Week Award; first Flame to ever win the honor
– Registered 15 total kills, 15 digs, five aces and four blocks in Liberty’s 3-0 week
– Her three aces against UMES sparked a rally, which erased a 10-8 deficit and helped capture the set
– Notched career-highs in digs and blocks against North Alabama with nine and three

Other Nominees: Tori Morris, FGCU; Dani Ballou, Kennesaw State; Solimar Cestero, North Florida.

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