Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Perry wins her second GCAC Defender of the Week honor

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana freshman Amanda Perry has earned her second Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Defender of the Week volleyball award.

Perry, a libero/defensive specialist from Bolingbrook, Ill., and a graduate of Bolingbrook High School, was honored for Sept. 26-Oct. 2 after averaging 4.67 digs per set during the Gold Nuggets' 3-0 week. Perry had 10 digs against SUNO and 16 apiece against Talladega and Edward Waters.

Perry has reached double-figure digs in 21-of-23 matches, and her 366 digs are a XULA freshman record. She was part of a defensive effort that limited NAIA aces-per-set leader Larissa Pereira of Edward Waters to zero aces in 10 attempts and held Talladega's Carla Novaes — the 2016 GCAC Preseason Player of the Year — to less than .200 hitting for the fifth straight time against XULA.

XULA (10-13, 7-0), the GCAC leader, will travel to Little Rock, Ark., to play Philander Smith (3-13, 0-7) at 10 a.m. Saturday. Starting time of that match has been moved up three hours.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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