Courtesy of Susquehanna Athletic Communications
LEXINGTON, KY. - Junior Sydney Portale has earned Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week honors, as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Tuesday, following her efforts in the PSECU River Hawk Invitational on September 27-28.
The 6-0 right-side hitter matched up against No. 20 Wesleyan University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Hunter College.
The River Hawks took down the Wesleyan Cardinals 3-0 in the first match of the Invitational on Friday night when Portale put up an impressive 11 kills and a .611 attack percentage.
In the two matches on Saturday, Portale again shined on offense recording 32 kills. In a 3-1 win over Stevens, she was one kill shy of matching her season-high as she posted 18 kills and a .739 attack percentage plus two block assists.
For the weekend, Portale totaled 43 kills for a .528 attack percentage.
She is currently third in the Landmark Conference with 3.55 kills per set, fourth with a .303 hitting percentage, and fifth with 220 kills.
Portale and the rest of the volleyball team will look to build off their impressive 3-0 weekend as they take on McDaniel College here at home tonight at 6:00 p.m. The River Hawks will open Landmark Conference play this weekend in a tri-match at Elizabethtown College with Goucher College.