Katie Charles, Juniata College

9/22/2003

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Sept. 22, 2003

Katie Charles, Juniata College
Jr., Right Side/Opposite Hitter, 5-11 (Lancaster, Pa. - Manheim Township H.S.)

Katie Charles, a 5-11 junior right side/opposite hitter for top-ranked Juniata College (11-0, 1-0 MAC Commonwealth), has been selected the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week for leading the Eagles to a 4-0 record, including wins over two top-five opponents. Charles was named to the all-tournament team, and Juniata took the Teri Clemens Invitational tournament championship, with a sweep of host and third-ranked Washington University and a 3-1 victory over second-ranked Trinity University (Texas). She hit .419 with 15 kills, two errors and 31 attempts against the Bears while collecting 12 digs. Charles recorded a 20-plus double-double with career highs for kills (27) and digs (20) in the Trinity match, a showdown of the nation's top two squads. She averaged 4.92 kills, 4.00 digs and hit .354 (59-14-127) over the course of the week. The Juniata College head coach is Larry Bock.

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