ATLANTA, Ga. - Lauren Chastang of Kennesaw State, Karlee Groover of Kennesaw State and Erin Shomaker of FGCU are this week's ASUN Conference Volleyball Weekly awards winners, announced by the conference office on Monday. The honors marked the first career award for Shomaker, second for Groover and fourth time Chastang has received the honor.
ASUN Volleyball Player of the Week
Lauren Chastang, Kennesaw State
Junior | Outside Hitter | BayMinette, Ala.
- Fourth Career ASUN Player of the Week Award; 18th all-time honor in Kennesaw State program history
- Recorded 64 kills, 3.76 kills/set, 48 digs and a .252 hitting percentage in a 4-0 weekend for KSU
- Tallied 17 kills and 10 digs for her third double-double of the season in the Owls' come from behind win against ACC foe Georgia Tech
- Set a career-high 21 digs while adding 22 kills to defeat Furman, picking up her fifth-consecutive double-double
- Tabbed six aces and six blocks on the week, while recording three double-doubles
Other Nominees: Cortney VanLiew, FGCU; Sydney Bolding, Jacksonville; Amelia Johnson, Liberty; Lanie Wagner, Lipscomb; Gabby O'Connell, North Florida
ASUN Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week
Karlee Groover, Kennesaw State
Junior | Defensive Specialist | Newnan, Ga.
- Second Career ASUN Defensive Player of the Week Award; 13th all-time honor in KSU program history
- Totaled 76 digs and 4.47 digs/set in a 4-0 weekend for the Owls
- Recorded 32 digs in a five-set win over Furman, setting a career-high and a program record for digs in a five-set match
- Tallied four consecutive matches with double-digit digs, including 12 in the 3-0 sweep over 2018 NCAA Tournament participant, High Point
- Finished the week with 13 assists, including a season-high seven against JMU, while adding six aces
Other Nominees: Dana Axner, FGCU; Bailey Foy, Jacksonville; Macy Phillips, Liberty; Maddie Phillips, Lipscomb; Rocio Moro, North Florida.
ASUN Volleyball Freshman of the Week
Erin Shomaker, FGCU
Freshman | Outside Hitter |Granville, Ohio
- First Career ASUN Freshman of the Week Award; 10th FGCU player to win the award
- Tallied a total of 15 kills while hitting an impressive .536 over the perfect 3-0 weekend for FGCU
- Recorded seven kills, while hitting .583 in the 3-0 sweep over Auburn, the programs first-ever win over an SEC team
- Had no hitting errors on her 28 attempts
- Currently ranks fifth in the ASUN in hitting percentage (.375)
Other Nominees: Lexi Wierzbicki, Jacksonville; Emma Schurfranz, Kennesaw State; Rajini Fitzmaurice, Liberty; Lauren Myrick, Lipscomb; Sarah Merrit, NJIT; Alyssa Dutton, North Alabama; Julianna Askew, North Florida; Elena Djokovic, Stetson
2019 Season Award Winners
Sept. 9th | Player: Lauren Chastang, Kennesaw State; Defensive Player: Karlee Groover, Kennesaw State; Freshman: Erin Shomaker, FGCU
Sept. 3rd | Player: Cortney VanLiew, FGCU; Defensive Player: Dana Axner, FGCU; Freshman: Rocio Moro, North Florida