Vanessa Ferretti - University of North Alabama

9/12/2005

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Sept. 12, 2005

Vanessa Ferretti - University of North Alabama
Sr., Outside Hitter, 6-0 (Porto Allegre, Brazil - Maria Auxiliadora High School)


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Vanessa Ferretti, a 6-0 senior outside hitter for 15th-ranked University of North Alabama (11-0, 0-0 Gulf South), has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division II National Player of the Week. She hit .322 with four double-doubles as the Lions won four matches, including two versus top-10 teams. Ferretti charted 18 kills and 10 digs versus Missouri Southern, followed by a 27-kill, 15-dig performance against then-eighth-ranked Central Missouri State. She added 25 kills, 10 digs and three blocks as the Lions upset then-top-ranked Truman in four games. Ferretti concluded the week with a .407 attack percentage with 28 kills and 11 digs against Pittsburg State. She averages 6.54 kills, 2.92 digs, 0.41 blocks and 0.49 aces per game. Ferretti is sixth UNA recipient of the honor as the Lions have seven certificates all-time. The North Alabama head coach is Stephanie Radecki.

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