WEEK 4: VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

ATLANTA, Ga—Robin Poole (Kentucky State) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Offensive Player of the Week, while Cassidi Sterrett (Spring Hill) earned Defensive Player of the Week, released Tuesday by the league office.

Hannah Smyers (Kentucky State) was also tabbed Setter of the Week alongside Kia Thomas (Clark Atlanta) who earned Newcomer of the Week.

 

OFFENSIVE

Robin Poole, Outside Hitter, Kentucky State

  • Poole, a Katy, Tx native, lead the Thorobreds to a clean sweep during the 2017 SIAC Crossover Tournament hosted by Miles at the Birmingham Crossplex this past weekend.
  • Kentucky State finished 6-0 over Claflin, Clark Atlanta, Paine, Benedict, Fort Valley State, and Albany.
  • The freshman finished the week with 62 kills averaging 10.3 kills per game.
  • Against Clark Atlanta, Poole managed a season high 15 kills with a hitting percentage of .324 while also collecting ten digs, two block assists, one assist, and one service ace.

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DEFENSIVE

Cassidi Sterrett, Libero/Defensive Specialist, Spring Hill

  • Sterrett led the Badgers to a 6-0 sweep during the 2017 SIAC Crossover Tournament this past weekend in Birmingham, Ala.
  • Spring Hill defeated Benedict, Albany State, Paine, Claflin, Fort Valley, and Clark Atlanta.
  • The sophomore finished the week with 88 digs averaging 14.7 digs per game.
  • The Lee’s Summit, Mo. native made tournament-high 26 digs as the Badgers faced Golden Rams of Albany State and made her season high debut in points and aces as she finished with the highest of seven in each category.

 

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SETTER

Hannah Smyers, Setter, Kentucky State

  • Smyers lead the Thorobreds in assists as they swept the eastern side in the 2017 SIAC Crossover Tournament in Birmingham, Ala. this past weekend.
  • The sophomore from Needville, Tx. finished the week with 156 assists averaging 26 assists per game.
  • Smyers finished with her highest amount of assists being 28 against Clark Atlanta, Benedict, and Albany State.
  • She also added on 30 digs, 23 kills, nine blocks, and seven service aces.

 

NEWCOMER

Kia Thomas, Middle Blocker, Clark Atlanta

  • Thomas led the Panthers to a 5-2 record this past weekend at the SIAC Crossover Tournament in Birmingham, Ala.
  • The Panthers defeated Lane, LeMoyne-Owen, Miles, Central State, and Tuskegee.
  • Thomas finished the weekend with 62 kills averaging 8.9 kills per game.
  • The Georgia native had a tournament-high 12 kills against Miles and Central State.
  • The freshman also accumulated 24 blocks, 12 digs, and nine service aces to lead the Panthers to a winning weekend.

 

About Tyler Williams

I am a senior, Mass Media Arts major with a concentration in Radio, Television, and Film at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. I plan to pursue a graduate degree following my undergraduate experience where I am interested in studying Sports Management. I am also exploring the field of communications in order to fuse my passion for creativity with my undying love for sports. I stay involved on-campus as I maintain being a full time Division II student-athlete with being active in organizations and activities such as Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., "The Panther" Student Newspaper, etc. Career interests are in fields such as sports management, broadcast journalism, public relations, and strategic communications.

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