CVU.Com Names Wernert National Player-Of-The-Week
Sept. 18, 2007
GREENVILLE, N.C. - After she earned Conference USA Co-Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors on Monday, East Carolina senior Kelley Wernert was selected as the CVU.com National Player of the Week for Sept. 10 through Sept. 16. This marks the first-ever national weekly award for an ECU volleyball player.
A 6-0 outside hitter from Hoffman Estates, Ill., Wernert led the Pirates to a 4-0 week and the George Washington Invitational championship, their first tournament title since 2005. Wernert started off her week on Tuesday, notching a school-record 31 kills in a 3-1 win over UNC Wilmington. She also added 10 digs, four aces and three blocks.
Then, in tournament play at the George Washington Invitational, the senior just missed a double-double against host George Washington, tallying 16 kills, nine digs and three more aces in the sweep. She followed that performance with 14 kills, nine digs, four blocks and three aces in a sweep of Howard before she closed the week with 18 kills, seven digs and two more blocks in a 3-0 win over of Hartford. Wernert earned tournament MVP honors for her efforts
On the week, Wernert averaged 6.08 kills per game while hitting .325. She also averaged 0.85 blocks, 0.85 aces and 2.69 digs per game. She is tied for first in C-USA with 5.09 kills per game average.
The Pirates will venture to Oklahoma on Friday as they open conference play with a tilt against Tulsa. First serve is set for 2 p.m. inside the Reynolds Center.