LakePoint, Ga. - The league office announced Monday that Carlyle Nusbaum of Lipscomb, Mackenzie Swan of Jacksonville and Daniele Serrano of FGCU earned ASUN Conference Volleyball Weekly Honors.
Nusbaum picks up her third ASUN Volleyball Player of the Week Award after leading Lipscomb to a 2-1 record last week. Nusbaum recorded a match-high of 22 kills against No. 19 Western Kentucky on Tuesday, along with a team-high five blocks. The sophomore averaged 3.57 kills per set over Lipscomb's three matches and 2.57 digs per set. The hitter's 18 kills and 12 digs against USC Upstate were enough to earn her the second double-double of 2016, and she totaled seven kills against NJIT despite seeing limited time.
Swan becomes just the second player to win back-to-back Defensive Player of the Week honors since the conference introduced the award in 2013. Swan has contributed double-digit digs in all 19 of Jacksonville's matches this season, recording 15 against FGCU and a match-high of 23 against Stetson last week. The junior averaged 5.43 digs per set in the Dolphins' two contests and added three aces, two assists and a kill in Jacksonville's victory versus the Hatters on Saturday.
FGCU extended its streak of set wins to 12 after sweeping Jacksonville and North Florida this weekend, with due help from freshman Daniele Serrano. The middle's performance earned her the second ASUN Freshman of the Week Honor of her career, as she totaled 11 kills over the course of the week. Serrano hit .474 in the Eagles' two matches, while recording just two attack errors on 19 swings. The freshman put up a match-high four blocks against Jacksonville and reaped another two in FGCU's win over UNF.
ASUN Volleyball Player of the Week - Oct. 17th
Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb
Sophomore | Outside Hitter | Overland Park, Kan. | Psychology
- Third Career ASUN Player of the Week Award
- Averaged 3.57 kills per set over three matches, with a total of 47
- Recorded eight blocks, including two solos against No. 19 Western Kentucky and NJIT
- Earned her second double-double of the season with 18 kills and 12 digs in a sweep of USC Upstate
- Hit .304 over the course of the week, with a high of .350 against No. 19 Western Kentucky
- Combined for four service aces in Lipscomb's three matches, two of which came vs. NJIT
Other Nominees: Maggie Rick, FGCU; Olga Nushtayeva, Jacksonville; Kristi Piedimonte, Kennesaw State; Madison Akins, Stetson.
ASUN Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week - Oct. 17th
Mackenzie Swan, Jacksonville
Junior | Defensive Specialist | Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Second consecutive ASUN Defensive Player of the Week Award; the second of her career
- Extended her streak of double-digit dig matches to 19 this past week
- Dug up 38 balls over two matches, registering a match-high of 23 in Jacksonville's win against Stetson
- Averaged 5.75 digs per set in that match vs. Stetson, along with 5.43 over the course of the week
- 15 digs against FGCU were a team-high and tied a match-high
- Added three aces, two assists and a kill against the Hatters
Other Nominees: Courtney Stephens, FGCU; Liesl Engelbrecht, Kennesaw State; Brittany Thompson, Lipscomb.
ASUN Volleyball Freshman of the Week - Oct. 17th
Daniele Serrano, FGCU
Freshman | Middle Blocker | Sanford, Fla.
- Second Career ASUN Freshman of the Week Award
- Collected 11 kills between FGCU's three-set victories over Jacksonville and North Florida
- Hit .474 over the course of the week, with only two attack errors
- Posted six blocks on the week, with a match-high of four against the Dolphins
- .566 hitting percentage against the Ospreys marks the fifth time this year Serrano has hit over .500
- Dug up five balls and tallied a service ace in FGCU's two wins
Other Nominees: Mallory Mattingly, Jacksonville; Maddie Phillips, Lipscomb; Karmen Reivik, Stetson.
|Date||ASUN Player of the Week||Defensive Player of the Week||Freshman of the Week|
|Aug. 29||Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb||Katarina Morton, Kennesaw State||Mallory Mattingly, Jacksonville|
|Sept. 6||Maggie Rick, FGCU||Brittany Thomas, Lipscomb||Gabby O'Connell, North Florida|
|Sept. 12||Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb
||Morgan Van Alstine, North Florida
||Daniele Serrano, FGCU
|Sept. 19||Amanda Carroll, FGCU||Anaiah Boyer, Kennesaw State||Montana Swanson, USC Upstate|
|Sept. 26||Anaiah Boyer, Kennesaw State||Morgan Van Alstine, North Florida||Gabby O'Connell, North Florida|
|Oct. 3||Anaiah Boyer, Kennesaw State||Madison Haake, USC Upstate||Maddie Phillips, Lipscomb|
|Oct. 10||Anaiah Boyer, Kennesaw State||Mackenzie Swan, Jacksonville||Gabby O'Connell, North Florida|
|Oct. 17||Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb||Mackenzie Swan, Jacksonville||Daniele Serrano, FGCU|