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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Lola Arslanbekova of No. 17 Louisville was named BIG EAST volleyball Player of the Week for the third time this season, leading the Cardinals to a 2-0 week with wins over Seton Hall and Rutgers. Freshman Silvi Uattara of Syracuse received her second BIG EAST Freshman of the Week award.
Arslanbekova led the conference with an average of 6.17 kills per set during the week and also recorded 3.67 digs per set. The senior registered 17 kills and eight digs in a 3-0 win against Seton Hall on Oct. 6. The following day, she tallied 20 kills with a .349 hitting percentage and added 14 digs for the double-double en route to a 3-0 win against Rutgers. In that match, Arlsanbekova became the all-time kill leader in Louisville history.
Uattara was second in the conference behind Arslanbekova with an average of 5.00 kills per set. She tied a career-high on Oct. 5 with 25 kills and added eight digs as the Orange defeated USF, 3-2. The freshman followed that up with a 15-kill, 6-dig performance versus Pittsburgh on Oct. 7.
Weekly Honor Roll:
Jordanne Scott, Cincinnati, Sr., MB/RS
Scott averaged 4.23 kills and 1.46 digs per set in a 2-1 week; tallied 21 kills, seven digs and four blocks in a 3-2 win versus Seton Hall on Oct. 7.
Kelsey Mattai, Marquette, Sr., MH
Mattai recorded one error on 28 attempts for a .607 hitting percentage during the 2-0 week; hit .857 (12-0-14) in the 3-1 win versus Pittsburgh on Oct. 5.
Jeni Houser, Notre Dame, So., RS
Houser led the Fighting Irish to a 2-0 week with wins over UConn and St. John’s; hit .537 and averaged 3.43 kills per set for the week.
Monica Wignot, Pittsburgh, Jr., OH
Wignot registered 3.86 kills per set with a .308 hitting percentage in two matches; totaled double-digit kills in both games with 15 and 12 respectively.
Shelbey Manthorpe, Seton Hall, So., S
Manthorpe notched two triple-doubles last week against No. 17 Louisville and Cincinnati; averaged 3.00 kills, 6.62 assists and 4.75 digs per set in two matches.